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 AG    December 7, 2022 

USDA Releases Nationwide Farmer, Rancher And Forest Manager Prospective Customer Survey

Producers can now take a nationwide survey to help the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) improve and increase access to its programs and services for America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest managers. The survey includes new and existing...

 
 AG    December 7, 2022 

Walstads Awarded Del Strommen Trendsetter Award

Typically awarded during the yearly New Trends in Ag seminar put on by The Glasgow Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, which occurred in November this year, the Del Strommen Trendsetter Award...

 
 AG    December 7, 2022 

Local Cooperative Invests in State-of-the-Art Fertilizer Plant

Construction of PRO Co-op Ag Center’s new fertilizer plant in Antelope, Mont., is nearing completion and scheduled to receive product in the new year. This facility will greatly increase the access to dry fertilizer products used by farmers in...

 
 AG    December 7, 2022 

USDA Previews Crop and Revenue Loss Assistance for Agricultural Producers 

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced plans for additional emergency relief and pandemic assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA is preparing to roll out the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) Phase Two as well as the...

 
 By Zora Holt    AG    December 7, 2022 

Western Valley 4-H Report

The Western Valley 4-H Club held our November meeting on Nov. 6. We welcomed new members Haizyn Rutherford and Ryan Jones during this meeting. The meeting was quite uneventful. We drew names for our Secret Santa gift exchange and discussed upcoming...

 

USDA Announces New Opportunities to Improve Nutrient Management

USDA welcomed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support climate-smart agriculture. This historic funding will bolster the new steps that USDA’s Natural Resources...

 

Gavins Point Dam Releases To Be Reduced To Winter Release Rate In Late November

Six public meetings were held during the week of Oct. 24 to present current hydrologic conditions and the planned operation of the Missouri River mainstem reservoir system for the remainder of 2022. The public meetings were held in six locations in...

 

Three Small Tanks With A Large Impact

If there is a water line to add, a tank to set, or a unique water set up to try, it's likely Dusty Emond has done it on his ranch south of Malta, Mont. Of the nearly 12 miles of pipeline on his...

 

Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Nov. 17, shows 5,044 cattle sold with cows and bulls lower. Utility and commercial cows brought in $60 to $71; canner and cutter cows $50 to $60 and bulls $83 to $98. Feeder cattle were steady to...

 

USDA Provides Payments Of Nearly $800 Million In Assistance To Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that distressed borrowers with qualifying USDA farm loans have already received nearly $800 million in assistance, as part of the $3.1 billion in assistance for distressed farm loan...

 

Montana Farm Bureau Delegates Elect Officers During Annual Convention

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation delegates elected officers during the organization’s 2022 Annual Convention in Missoula. Cyndi Johnson, a Conrad small grains farmer, has been re-elected as president and Gary Heibertshausen, an Alzada sheep...

 

Local 4-H Clubs Recognized By Kiwanis

During the Nov. 9 Kiwanis Club meeting at the Cottonwood, the top four 4-H Clubs, as judged by the County Extension Office, were awarded monetary funds lto be utilized within their club activities....

 

Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Nov. 10, shows 2,531 cattle sold with cows and bulls steady. Feeders are softer due to storm market. Utility and commercial cows brought in $63 to $75; canner and cutter cows $52 to $64; young...

 

Lucky Clover 4-H

Nov. 13 was the Lucky Clover 4-H meeting. We installed new officers for this year. We also drew names for Secret Santa. Kaitlyn, our president, demonstrated what to do when you get a fast-break in basketball. The next meeting will be held on Dec....

 

Rosendale Urges Reversal on Grazing & Land Allotment Decision

On Oct. 28, Congressman Matt Rosendale sent a letter demanding that the Montana Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reverse their position on livestock grazing on land allotments in Montana. The decision ignores 9...

 

Stockgrowers Commends State For Halting Bison Grazing On State Lease

The Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) commends the state of Montana for their action in not providing authorization of bison grazing, construction, modifications, or electrification of fences on Flat Creek and Whiterock state allotments. “We...

 

Glasgow Stockyards Market Report

The market report for the Glasgow Stockyards as of Nov. 3, shows 4,506 cattle sold with cows and bulls steady. Utility and commercial cows brought in $64 to $78.50; canner and cutter cows $55 to $65; young feeding / turnout cows $80 to $125 while bul...

 

Valley County 4-H Awards Day

Valley County 4-H Awards Day was held on Oct. 30 at the frigidly cold Saint Raphael’s Parish Center. Several Western Valley 4-H Club members received awards. Cienna Strommen received a nine-year member award and Broc McColly received a first-year m...

 

Opheim School Visits Nordhagen Ranch

On Oct. 11, the entire Opheim school, including preschool went on a field trip to the Nordhagen North of Nowhere Ranch. They learned about rotational grazing and why they have opted for it. The...

 

Opheim FFA Receives A Living To Serve Grant From National FFA Organization

The Opheim FFA chapter has been awarded a Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve grant in the amount of $1,200. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support semester-long service-learning projects that address needs...

 

4-H Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to Sadie Solberg (l), Billy Still (m) and Tate Allestad (r) for winning the 4-H coloring contest that was put on by the local 4H chapter, the Northern Lights. The contest was part of... Full story

 

Valley County 4-H Awards Day

Valley County 4-H Awards Day was held on Oct. 30 at the frigidly cold Saint Raphael's Parish Center. Several Western Valley 4-H Club members received awards. Cienna Strommen received a nine-year...

 
 By Zora Holt    AG    November 2, 2022

Western Valley 4-H

Western Valley 4-H Club members Kade Strommen, Cienna Strommen, Layna Jones, and Zora Holt got together on Oct. 12 and gave ice-cream to Hinsdale’s student body to promote 4-H. While enjoying their ice-cream, the elementary kids learned about 4-H...

 

Disaster Assistance for 2022 Livestock Forage Losses in 40 Montana Counties

Livestock producers in 40 Montana counties, including Valley, are eligible to apply for 2022 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass, and forage sorghum. LFP provides...

 

Daines Demands Explanation Over Dismissal of Montana Ag Concerns in APR Grazing Decision

U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning on Oct. 27, demanding an explanation for the flagrant dismissal of Montana ag groups’ concerns in the decision making process for the America...

 

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