The agricultural economy in the Ninth District of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve was in reasonably good shape coming into the new year. While there are obvious challenges that farmers are facing, the overall condition is still strong, but that could change quickly, especially if commodity p…
The Glendive Agricultural Trade Exposition (GATE) is scheduled for Feb. 10-11, ringing in the 45th year for the annual show. The show will provide numerous opportunities for farmers and ranchers, including the trade show and a number of educational presentations.
The Bond Ranch in Worden, Mont., is hosting their Winter Cowhorse Series over the next few months, giving ranch-handy riders and horses a chance to show off their skills. The event is hosted by Steven Bond, a professional cowhorse trainer, at his home arena.
HARDIN, Mont. – When you are brave enough to venture outside of your comfort zone, there are always going to be some unique challenges. Cattle rancher Lamont Herman is learning that first-hand this winter as some pigs that his kids are raising on the ranch for meat continue to present challenges.
HAZELTON, N.D. – The heavier weight cows at Black Leg Ranch are out winter grazing, which not only keeps them healthy as they move throughout the grazing areas, but their movement also fertilizes the soil by spreading manure.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The winter feeding and calving season is not without its challenges, including the occasional breakdown of equipment. After repairing frozen pumps in some of his equipment after the extreme cold temperatures around Christmas, rancher Richard Liebert had a new challenge i…
The U.S. meat industry broke records with the amount of meat produced in 2022, according to Tim Petry, NDSU Extension livestock marketing economist.
Could goat meat production become a popular option in Montana? Growing interest in the industry is highlighting how ranchers in the state are considering new livestock options for navigating drought conditions and volatile markets, according to Shylea Wingard of the Bar 88 Consulting and Livestock.
The next slate of farmers and ranchers serving as advisors to the Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) are stepping into roles this month that FSA staff say are “vital” to the agency.
Reba Mazak, American National CattleWomen president, has a favorite story to tell cattlewomen whenever she is asked to speak.
The Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA) is boosting their focus on beginning farmers and ranchers in 2023 by adding a dedicated outreach specialist for the state.
FORT BENTON, Mont. – The MAGIE show is where farmers go every year in January, and that’s why Triangle Ag Services of Fort Benton will be there, as well.
A few years ago, northwestern North Dakota and Canadian farmers harvested a large durum crop, but much of it was infected with vomitoxin, a toxin that can be released as a result of Fusarium head blight (FHB) during wet, humid conditions.
HAVRE, Mont. – The Big Bud 16V-747, the world’s largest tractor with 1,100 horsepower, is currently parked outside the Big Equipment Co. building in Havre.
As the 2022-23 winter snowfall adds up, growers and service providers are feeling optimistic about the state potentially recovering from the drought conditions of the past couple years. Among these is the family-based business Wild Horse Seeds in Havre, Mont. The business will be featured at…
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – A mainstay in Montana for more than a half century, Western Ranch Supply has everything the rancher needs – from calving supplies to horse tack to products needed around the ranch.
The Montana Agricultural and Industrial Exhibit (MAGIE) is coming up on Jan. 18-20, offering farmers and ranchers a chance to learn about new technology and take advantage of show specials.
The frigid temperatures just before Christmas that dipped as low as -30 degrees and had extreme wind chills caused challenges for ranchers throughout the region. In some cases, the cold had unfortunate consequences, including the loss of some livestock. At the Herman ranch south of Hardin, a…
HAZELTON, N.D. – After a rough December, which challenged producers with significant snowfall, strong winds, and below-zero temperatures, the last week of the year and the start of 2023 offered a bit of a reprieve with milder conditions.
To welcome in the new year, the Lieberts at Windwalker Ranch south of Great Falls had an unexpected first calf of 2023, a heifer calf born a few months sooner than their March calving season.
WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association was proud to welcome one of their own – Don Schiefelbein – to their state convention.
A wider than normal price spread between gasoline and diesel has farmers and others taking notice, according to Dave Ripplinger, NDSU bioenergy and bioproducts specialist.
Entering into the world of agriculture for first-time farmers can be incredibly daunting, but the cultivation of some sound financial practices and a good business plan can make a huge difference, according to industry experts.
WILLMAR, Minn. – Dr. Kristina Porter, DVM, grew up loving every opportunity to work cattle with her family. The family had fun and worked cattle quietly and efficiently.
The market projected the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates a half point and that is exactly what happened in December, according to Bryon Parman, NDSU Extension agricultural finance specialist at the last NDSU ag economics webinar for 2022.