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 By Kelsey Molloy    News    June 4, 2014

New partnership allows NRCS to provide free fence markers for sage grouse

Thanks to a new partnership with several agencies including Bureau of Land Management and Montana Association of Conservation Districts, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will now be able to offer free fence markers to interested... Full story

 

Phillips County Livestock Association hold Spring Meeting

The Phillips County Livestock Association held its spring meeting May 9 at the First State Bank. Hailey Shipp of the Northern Ag Network was the featured speaker. She stated that with a shortage of beef due to drought and a shortage of pork duet to... Full story

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    May 14, 2014

Army Cutworms found in some winter wheat

The Extension Office has received call that army cutworms have been found in some winter wheat. Producers are encouraged to look for feeding on the above ground vegetation as an indication of army... Full story

 

Extension Office Celebrates Arbor Day

Phillips Conservation District, Malta Dirt Daubers Garden Club and Phillips County Extension held a celebration honoring National Arbor Day on April 25 with the first and second grade students at the... Full story

 

Phillips County Livestock Association Meeting to host several speakers

The Phillips County Livestock Association will hold their Spring Meeting on Friday, May 9th at the First State Bank meeting room beginning at 2:00 pm. List of speakers include: Hallie Shipp, Montana Stockgrower Assoc., the PC Commissioners, BLM,... Full story

 

Phillips County 4-H completes season with awards banquet at Stretches

The Phillips County 4-H Shooting Sports held their annual awards ceremony on April 27th at Stretch's Banquet Room. There were 64 youth that participated in the program this year. The youth shot for 8 weeks on the county level in archery, air rifle... Full story

 

Farm Bureau comments on The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

The American Farm Bureau and Montana Farm Bureau are giving a cautious thumbs-up to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act. “As the nation’s largest general farm organization, the American Farm Bureau represents farmers and ranchers... Full story

 

USDA announces sign-up date for Farmer and Rancher Disaster Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Quick implemen-tation of the... Full story

 

FSA certification maps, Change in Farming Operation

Agricultural Producers can pick up their spring FSA certification maps from the county Office. The Phillips County Farm Service Agency would like to remind all producers to stop by the office and pick up their spring certification maps. The spring... Full story

 
 By Marko Manoukian    News    April 16, 2014

Cold seeding: cold, moist soil are better option

Soil temperatures for crop seeding are obviously cold. It takes a minimum temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit (F) to germinate spring wheat. Barley can germinate at 40 degrees and alfalfa at 37... Full story

 

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