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MSU Ag Alert: Cutworms Found in Teton County

Jeff Farkell has reported an infestation of army cutworms in a field near Collins, Teton County. Click HERE for the latest MSU Ag Alert with full details.

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MSU Extension Offers Cropping Seminars

                                                                                    Montana State University Extension is hosting the annual Golden Triangle Cropping Seminar series in Chester, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Denton, Fort Benton, Great Falls and Shelby from January 13-16

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Pass It On Down: Ag Groups Host Seminar on Transfering the Family Farm to the Next Generation

The Marias River Livestock Association, USDA Farm Service Agency, Front Range Counties Farm Bureau, and MSU Extension Service are teaming up to host a two-day seminar to assist farmers and ranchers in preparing to pass their family businesses on to the next generation

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Service Announces Availability of the Final Revised Recovery Plan for the Black-footed Ferret

DENVER--The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing the availability of the Black-footed ferret Revised Recovery Plan (Plan). The Black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) (ferret) was historically found throughout the Great Plains, mountain basins, and semi-arid grasslands of North America wherever prairie dogs occurred.  The s

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USFWS Reopens Public Comment Period for Proposal to List the Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo as a Threatened Species

Sacramento, Calif – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is reopening the public comment period for 60 days for the proposal to list the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

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Resolve to make healthy choices in the New Year

 

By Wendy Wedum, Pondera Co. Agent:
 
If you are looking to add healthy choices to your families menu in 2014, here are several websites to help you achieve your goals.
Montana State University Buy. Eat. Live. Better n

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Montana Ranchers Help Rebuild S. Dakota Cattle Herds

 

 

Cattlemen from neighboring states are banding together to help ranchers in South Dakota rebuild their herds devastated by an early October blizzard. Ty Linger of Glendive has set up an organization he calls "Heifers for South Dakota", and is in the process of having it designated a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Jeff

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DNRC Schedules Upper Missouri River Basin Water Plan Hearings

 

The Montana Department of Natu­ral Resources and Conservation (DNRC), in concert with the Upper Missouri River Basin Advisory Council (BAC), has launched an ini­tiative to update the State Water Plan for the Upper Missouri Basin. The BAC consists of

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No-Knead Artisan Bread (sleepyneko/Flickr)
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Shelby Adult Education – Fall 2013 Classes

Shelby Adult Education Program

Great Falls' "Baker Bob" McNamee is one of the instructors scheduled to teach adult Education classes in October at the Shelby High School campus. Below is the full list of classes being offered. To sign up, contact the Too

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MSU Teton Co Extension Offers Strength Training

From Jane Wolery, Teton Co Agent:

The MSU Teton County Extension Office plans to offer the StrongPeople strength training class in Fairfield at the Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Classes will start the end of September and run through mid-December. 

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North Montana Angus Association will Host the 2013 Tour

The North Montana Angus Association is excited to host the 2013 Montana Angus Tour September 17-19. The event will be head quartered in Great Falls, MT and will showcase Angus breeders and Angus operators throughout  North Central Montana

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the Red Shale Fire moving up a slope of young lodgepole pine.  Standing dead snags and downed dead trees from the 1988 Gates Park Fire are also being consumed by the fire. (Mike Munoz USFS July 27, 2013)
the Red Shale Fire moving up a slope of young lodgepole pine. Standing dead snags and downed dead trees from the 1988 Gates Park Fire are also being consumed by the fire. (Mike Munoz USFS July 27, 2013)
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Red Shale Fire Update (July 31, 2013)

Fire Activity:  The Red Shale Fire was reported by the Beartop Lookout at 4:30 p.m. on July 18, as a small amount of white smoke rising from an area where lightning strikes had been observed the night before.

Fire activity is obse

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