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MSU Extension Ag Alert: Scout for Cutworms after Planting Spring Grain Crops

After a few quiet years cutworms are again becoming more prevalent in Montana’s cropland. This alert describes how to scout for and recognize damage, and thresholds for treatment.

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The Shelby Community Garden is located in Aronow Park. Garden plots are available for rent now. (Photo Credit: Shelby Community Development Office)
The Shelby Community Garden is located in Aronow Park. Garden plots are available for rent now. (Photo Credit: Shelby Community Development Office)
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Shelby Community Garden Plots Available

The Shelby Community Garden has plots available for the season. individuals and families can rent a 10' x 20' space for just $20. The garden has tools and hoses available for you to use, and water is provided

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Casey Bird goes for an 8 second ride during the 2014 Cowboy Up for Cancer Ranch Rodeo. (Photo Credit: Robin Johnson Photos)
Casey Bird goes for an 8 second ride during the 2014 Cowboy Up for Cancer Ranch Rodeo. (Photo Credit: Robin Johnson Photos)
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Cowboys for Life Ranch Rodeo

On Saturday, May 9th starting at 10 a.m. at Charging Home Stampede Park in Browning the Cowboys for Life (a local chapter of Circle of Hope) will be hosting the 3rd Annual Cowboy Up for Cancer Ranch Rodeo

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Lynne Keenan of Browning with Montana's First Lady, Lisa Bullock. Lynne was one of five Montanans honored by the Montana Food Bank Network for their work to fight hunger in their communities. (Photo Credit: MFBN)
Lynne Keenan of Browning with Montana's First Lady, Lisa Bullock. Lynne was one of five Montanans honored by the Montana Food Bank Network for their work to fight hunger in their communities. (Photo Credit: MFBN)
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Lynne Keenan Honored for Community Service

The Food Security Council of the Montana Food Bank Network - which works to improve long term food security and reduce hunger in Montana - is pleased to announce its recognition of individuals and organizations who have worked to reduce hunger and improve the nutritional status of Montanans

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The upper Sun River (Photo by Alan Rollo, Sun River Watershed Group)
The upper Sun River (Photo by Alan Rollo, Sun River Watershed Group)
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Sun River Finalist in Prestigious National Competition

Collaborative project one of four finalists to present at River Rally in New Mexico in May

 Great Falls, Mont. -- A collaborative project to restore flows and water quality in the Rocky Mountain Front’s Sun River has gained international attention as one of the top four finalists in the national premiere of the North American Riverprize, a prestigious recognition bestowed by the International River Foundation.
“We were thrilled to

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Pictured from left to right: Ed Avalos, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Dena Fritz, and Kevin Shea, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Administrator
Pictured from left to right: Ed Avalos, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Dena Fritz, and Kevin Shea, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Administrator
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Marias River Livestock Association Representative Attends National Advisory Committee Meeting

Thanks to Maggie Nutter of the Maris River Livestock Association for this report:

Dena Fritz, of Chester, MT serves on the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (NWSAC) and recently traveled to the Washington, D.C. area to parti

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MSU Extension Offers Tree & Composting Workshops April 14, 16 in Cut Bank

The following is from Kari Lewis, Glacier County Extension  Agent:

Glacier County Extension will be featuring two free and outstanding workshops at the Courthouse Annex on April 14 and April 16, 2015

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VOTE NOW: Montana’s Best – In a Minute

The  Audience Awards and Montana Office of Tourism Real Montana competition now open for voting – awarding $40,000 to 142 1-minute videos about Montana
 
(Missoula, Mont.) – The Audience Awards has lau

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Woolly Bear Caterpillars Spotted in Chouteau County

MSU EXTENSION AgALERT:

High numbers of woolly bear caterpillars have been reported in a Chouteau County wheat field. Woollybear larvae are members of the moth family Arctiidae, also referred to as Tiger moths

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Agriculture and the Economy

From the nation's earliest days, farming has held a crucial place in the American economy and culture. Farmers play an important role in any society, of course, since they feed people. But farming has been particularly valued in the United States

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History of Sisk Ranch

Compiled by Geneva R. Sisk, 2014

The Sisk Ranch, located south and east of Galata, Montana, originated in 1910, with 160 acres claimed as a homestead filed by Joe Nat Sisk.  The official Homestead Act papers show the year 1911, and signed by President Woodrow Wilson

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Farm Fun Facts

Fun Farm Facts

  • Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.
  • There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
  • Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.
  • The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.
  • 160 degrees Fahrenheit is the c
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