Skip to main contentSkip to main content

    5 Keys to Crop Insurances SuccessSkin in the Game. Farmers design their own protection and pay for it through deductibles and premiums. In other words, farmers usually get a bill, not a check.Private-Sector Success. Private insurers and agents — not the government — sell and service policies…

      WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2017 – A federal judge yesterday approved a settlement agreement between the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, limiting EPA’s release of information on livestock farmers.Under the …

        Setting a stocking rate is one of the most important decisions that ranchers or land managers make.Stocking rate refers to the number of specific kinds and classes of animals grazing or using a unit of land for a specific timeframe."Regardless of which grazing management system is employed, …

          LENNEP, MT – Ranchers Kari Marks and Rick Berg have a tried and true strategy when attending the Green Mountain Red Angus bull sale in Three Forks to select cow bulls for the Berg Ranch herd.“We bid on what we think we can afford,” Kari said. “Usually the top five bulls are right at the begi…

            THREE FORKS, MT – There’s nothing like a great sale day to make a guy optimistic.“I’m positive about the cattle market right now,” said rancher Bob Morton of Green Mountain Red Angus. “There are a lot of indicators that feeder calves will be worth more money this summer and fall.”Bob and Jul…

              One step forward and one step back, or one step back and one step forward. In either case, you end up in the same place where you started. That’s a look at the spring wheat market in recent weeks.“The Minneapolis futures saw some upside this last week, but that followed a week of downward pr…

              We are all waiting for the return of warmer weather, but that brings out those pesky and potentially profit-robbing horn flies. However, early season planning can help keep the horn fly population under control all season long, according to Ted Perry, cattle nutritionist with Purina Animal N…

              LAMBERT, MT – Preparations for the big annual event – calving – are underway at the Klasna farm/ranch on the northwestern North Dakota/northeastern Montana border.“We’re making sure everything is ready for calving, double checking our supplies and ensuring we have everything on hand that we …

              LINGLE, WY - At the University of Wyoming, work with unsaturated fats and grass-fed beef has led to new research, which could benefit heifer-breeding success.“The unknown fertility of replacement heifers is a serious concern of beef cattle producers,” said Dan Rule, UW professor of animal sc…

              Dennis and Sarah Roe and their family are doing what they can to make a difference for farmers affected by severe wildfires in southern Kansas. Armed with the knowledge they are doing something good and needed, the Roes headed Monday morning to Ashland, Kansas, with supplies and plenty of sm…

              Syngenta brings its knowledge of weed control in corn to wheat with its new Talinor cereals herbicide.“Syngenta has brought a brand new active ingredient into the wheat herbicide market with Talinor,” said Nathan Popiel, Syngenta agronomic service representative in North Dakota. “We’re reall…

              GREAT FALLS, MT – There aren’t a lot of celebrities in agriculture. Most farmers and ranchers work their whole lives without a whole lot of recognition outside their small communities – and they like it that way.Riley Slivka is different.He has 123,000 views and counting on his YouTube chann…

              Ag technologies have changed the world – we all know that.But do you know how an evolving new medical technology in facial reconstruction – is changing the world – and especially the world of a rural man, as well?A man from a mostly-ranching community in northeastern Wyoming was given a new …

              Affiliate

              The Buffalo News has been part of the Buffalo community since XXXX. Our reporters are fellow Buffalonians who live and breathe this city. From tailgating at a Bills game to … (text to be provided by Meredith) Check out these stories that we’ve highlighted below.

              BILLINGS, MT – Any farmer or rancher will tell you there’s nothing like a trusty little ATV to haul wire, lumber and fertilizer, but man, do you feel it the next day. Plus, you can’t haul that much.Now an increasing number of them are saying “no thanks,” and investing in the luxury sedan of …

              As the heavy snow from winter melts, freezes and re-melts, hay bales stored out in the field or in the yard can suffer from excess moisture.“It is always a good idea to test hay before feeding it to your livestock, especially if it has been stored outside,” said Emily Glunk, Montana State Un…

              Those following the canola markets were excited to hear the news at the end of February that the White House was thinking of issuing a bio-fuels executive order that would have increased the demand for U.S. produced bio-fuels from both canola and soybeans, as well as ethanol, according to Ba…

              HELENA, MT – Once a year, Donna Griffin’s father would load up the family at 5 a.m. to go to Glacier Park, stopping at Lake McDonald Lodge, where she and her siblings would be cautioned not to order ketchup in case it spilled. After dinner, they’d load back up and drive the nearly 200 miles …

              Will prices for pulses go the way wheat, corn and soybeans have gone?That is just one of the pulse webinars the Dry Pea and Lentil Council is hosting for producers and others interested.Registration is still open at https://www.usapulses.org, and more pulse education webinars are set.Called …

              GLENDIVE, MT – New calves mean spring is here at Lassle Ranch Simmentals in eastern Montana.“Calving is going very well so far,” said Sarah Thorson, who operates LRS with her husband, Ryan, daughters, Grace and Harper, and parents, Clay and Marianne Lassle.About 30 calves were on the ground …

              DICKINSON, ND – Last spring, high levels of wireworm damaged winter wheat, hard red spring wheat, field pea and sugarbeet crops, according to the NDSU Extension Service.“There are several species of wireworms in North Dakota,” said Dr. Janet Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist, at the Best o…

              Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

              Topics

              News Alerts

              Breaking News