As new science is promoting the idea that “food is medicine,” will discoveries in how diet affects human health change how farming is done?
Producers have had increasing interest in growing sorghums – forage sorghums, silage sorghums, and sorghum-sudan varieties – and there are several reasons for it, according to James Rogers, NDSU Extension forage crops production specialist at NDSU’s North Central Research Extension Center (NCREC).
Producers who had to leave their round hay bales laying out in the fields all winter long probably don’t need to be concerned about the quality of the bales – as long as certain conditions were met at the time of cutting and baling.
With spring finally in full swing, many horse owners are starting to take their horses to trail rides and events. But making sure the horse gets there safely with no injuries or incidents takes some thoughtful practice, according to animal physiology expert Rebecca Gimenez.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis shared the results of its recent Q1 2023 Agricultural Economic Conditions Survey. The Fed surveys agricultural bankers throughout the district to get a picture of what’s really going on in the Ninth District and found some uncertainty as they look into…
Spring is a busy time for everyone in agriculture and beekeepers are no exception. At Smoot Honey, located near Power, Mont., the spring season includes bringing in new colonies of bees from California and installing the hives in fields throughout Montana.
The good news is that there is farmland for sale in Montana, over 300,000 acres of farms for sale, according to popular real estate sites like land.com. The bad news for would-be farmers is the cost. The average price of farms for sale in Montana is $1.22 million, according to real estate sa…
LOMA, Mont. – Spring has gotten off to a positive start at the Upham-Keane farm near Loma where Nathan Keane farms with his father-in-law, Kerry Upham.
WILTON, N.D. – Planting season for James and Jen Meyer has been underway at the couple’s farm near Wilton for the past 10 days. With some warm and sunny days in the 80s in mid-May, they have been making good headway.
HARDIN, Mont. – At the Uffelman farm near Hardin, both the recently planted sugarbeet crop and the winter wheat crop are doing well, according to farmer Scott Uffelman.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday, May 25, made it harder for the federal government to police water pollution in a decision that strips protections from wetlands that are isolated from larger bodies of water.
Before the combine hits the fields, farmers in the Upper Midwest begin cleaning out bins and preparing them for the new crop. Once the grain is augered into the bins, they will manually turn on aeration fans at night to cool down the crop and spend a lot of time walking up and down ladders o…
The Montana State University (MSU) Foundation Seed Program has been busy upgrading their equipment this winter in preparation to offer a more diverse seed selection in 2023.
Cattlemen’s organizations in both Montana and North Dakota are opposing a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to allow the American Prairie Reserve, a non-profit entity, to graze bison on 63,000 acres of BLM land in Phillips County, Mont.
A family-run distillery near Missoula, Mont., was recently recognized by the Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) for their innovative business practices that have continued the farm’s legacy into the fifth generation.
The Montana Arabian Horse Association (MAHA) will be holding their annual show at the MetraPark Super Barn in Billings on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28. The show is designed to showcase the Arabian breed and offers numerous opportunities for owners to compete. Admission to the show is free.
LOMA, Mont. – With spring planting season in full swing, Nathan Keane has a varied list of crops he is trying to get in the ground while the weather is favorable and the timing is right.
HARDIN, Mont. – At the Uffelman farm near Hardin, delays caused by the spring weather have continued as Scott Uffelman tries to work around the changing conditions.
For horse owners, spring is also known as “shedding season” – the time of year when horses begin to lose the thick winter coats they grew to help insulate them from cold winter temperatures. But a horse that is not shedding his coat may be signaling that a metabolic illness has set in.
Deciding the future of a family farm or ranch operation is increasingly important as the “owner” generation continues to age. Operations who have brought children or grandchildren on to run the business need to start having productive discussions about finances, according to Jessica Groskopf…
What is the federal government’s involvement in carbon smart agriculture? Dave Ripplinger, NDSU Extension bioproducts/bioenergy economist, said he has been asked a lot of questions about the role of the government in carbon markets.
As many beef operations in the region are coming out of drought, producers are looking forward to utilizing their spring pastures and discontinuing hay feeding.
While most people know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for your health, doctors have started prescribing this change in diet to certain patients in Montana.
The Montana Mustang Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) Challenge is looking for competitors for the upcoming 2023 event. The challenge is designed to help mustangs and burros gathered off of public lands in the U.S. to find permanent homes by showcasing their abilities through a competition sho…
LOMA, Mont. – At the Keane farm near Loma, excess spring moisture has delayed planting, but the spring barley crop was expected to go in during the final week of April.