An increase in demand from pet owners for grain-free pet food options is growing the market for pulse crops, with a major processor recruiting contract growers for the coming season.
As farmers are gearing up for spring planting, the rising cost of fertilizer and other inputs are factors most operations are working to mitigate.
Although the number of acres in sugarbeet production in southwestern Montana is likely to drop with the closure announcement of the American Crystal Sugar Company plant in Sidney, Mont., the crop is leaving an undesirable legacy in some areas. American Crystal Sugar recently announced that d…
Farmers in the Northern Plains have a new label for Beyond and Raptor herbicides – Beyond Xtra.
Mike Giroux, Montana State University (MSU) durum breeder, and his partner in the breeding program, Andy Hoag, MSU research associate, are excited to see another Montana durum variety, MTD18148, be considered for release this year.
From starting out as a home-based office and a rented Quonset hut, Treasure State Seed has grown to become a mainstay seed supplier for farmers throughout Montana, providing both grass and grain seeds. From its small roots, the business has now grown to over 10,000 square feet of warehouse a…
The 2023 Montana Ag Experiment Station’s Wheat Variety Release Committee will consider the releases of two new high-yielding hard red spring wheat varieties at the end of January.
Despite the last several years of drought, which have decreased the prevalence of some crop diseases, Montana State University (MSU) researchers say producers still need to be vigilant in the 2023 season.
The U.S. has seen some relief on fertilizer prices in January, down about 20 percent for most products, which is not as much as producers hoped for.
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.
Jason Wheeler is a grain merchandising specialist at White Commercial. He likes the idea of farmers using offer to sell contracts with their elevators.
When considering a workable rotational crop to the winter wheat grown in Montana, one farm near Broadview has been depending on safflower as a profitable staple.
Farmers looking for a profitable cover crop may have a new option in an emerging venture being launched by Yield 10, a bioscience company actively recruiting farmers to grow camelina.
Hylio continues to develop its “flying tractors,” and has worked at making its crop spraying drone, called the AgroDrone, easier to operate, more efficient, and less expensive than a row crop sprayer or plane.
Dr. Magan Lewis, equipment and automated field sensing lead from Bayer Crop Science, promotes the value of science to girls and women through mentorship.
The number of acres dedicated to growing seed potatoes in Montana has grown in the last year, as the 2022 harvest is valued at $70-$80 million.
On a sunny summer day near Berthold, N.D, blazing yellow InVigor canola hybrid plots seemed even brighter as more than 95 producers and others participated in a western North Dakota showcase in July.
U.S. farmers have been impacted by Europe’s energy issues Europe over the last 12 months.
Yield 10 Bioscience, Inc., is contracting with Montana, Idaho, and Canadian farmers for its first acres of winter camelina.
Producers will be in the fields seeding winter wheat soon, according to Tracy Hillenbrand, BASF technical service representative.
No one ever said dryland wheat farming in Montana was easy, and farmers in northeastern Montana have faced a number of challenges while gathering their wheat crops this summer.
GIBBON, Minn. – Some folks may hear the word “soil” and the first thing that comes to mind is dirt. However, as farmers know firsthand, it’s so much more than just dirt. It’s full of life and activity.
What will happen to the neighbor’s farm when the farmer passes away? This is a question that is becoming increasingly common as the average age of the American farmer continues to climb (57 years in 2020) and the number of people involved in agriculture full time continues to fall (1.4 percent).