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Pollinator week returns to Ronan Pollinator week returns to Ronan

RONAN — Trivia, food, family and sidewalk chalk competition to boot. A weeklong event filled with fun and activities to raise awareness about native plant life, the insects and animals that help to pollinate plant life and the promotion of less harmful alternatives to the harsh chemicals used in gardens and yards. The two main events, hosted by Ronan Co-op Brewery, were Tuesday Night Trivia and Friday Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition. This is the second year that Lake County conservation District has put on the event and that Ronan Co-op Brewery has hosted. “Last year it was really easy-going affair, lots of kids, lots of families,” said Head Brewer Jim Myers. “Peop...

MT 4-H Congress set for July 9-14 at MSU

News from the MSU News Service BOZEMAN — The 78th annual Montana 4-H Congress is set for July 9-14 on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman. Montana 4-H expects more than 300 4-H youth, volunteers and MSU Extension faculty to be in attendance. This year’s theme is TV 4-H Network....

USDA to aid organic dairy producers

News from the USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces assistance for dairy producers with the new Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP). ODMAP is established to help mitigate market volatility, higher input and transportation costs, and unstable feed supply...

$500M Available for USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program

News from USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service WASHINGTON — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service today announced the availability of $500 million in funding to advance partner-driven solutions to conservation on agricultural land through the Regional Conservation Partnership Pro...

Funding available for organic producers

News from USDA BOZEMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will cover up to 75% of the costs associated with organic certification, up to $750 per category, through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP). Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages organic agricultural produ...

Montana Heritage Apple Trees available across the state

News from the Western Agricultural Research Center MONTANA — With warmer days in the forecast, our plants are waking up to the sunshine and soaking up the water left by the long winter we encountered this year. Apple blossoms are imminent at the Western Agricultural Research Center (WARC), along w...

Livestock Per Capita Fee payments due May 31

News from the Montana Department of Revenue HELENA – The Department of Revenue recently mailed livestock per capita fee bills and reminds livestock owners they must pay their 2023 per capita fees by May 31. Livestock owners can pay online through the department’s TransAction Portal at htt...

Gardner receives Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award Gardner receives Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award

BOISE, IDAHO – Greg Gardner received the Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society for Range Management’s 76th Annual Meeting in Boise, Idaho earlier this February. The Sustained Lifetime Achievement Award is presented by the Society for Range Management (SRM) to members for long-term ...

Market trends shift; most industries remain profitable, some see challenges ahead

News from AgWest Farm Credit SPOKANE — AgWest Farm Credit has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in its northern region. AgWest’s team of industry experts gather market information from various sources to deliver commodity-spec...

Governor Gianforte highlights Ag Week Governor Gianforte highlights Ag Week

News from the office of Governor Gianforte BELT – To mark the fourth day of Montana Agriculture Week, Governor Greg Gianforte recently visited a multigenerational cattle ranch in Cascade County helping drive innovation in the ag industry. “To keep pace with a transforming industry, farms ...

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