RAPELJE, Mont. – The damp air and low-slung mist clung to the Rims ringing Broyles Farms two weeks ago giving much-needed moisture. The half-inch of rain that fell overnight May 15 may not have been quite enough to fast-track spring growth, but it was “very welcome,” Paul Broyles said.
Spring was mellow this year. There was some cold weather, but more dry than wet weather, which was good for calving. Calf losses should be minimal, while keeping in mind that a 4 percent calf death rate is not abnormal. Even when the weather is good, the calving season has some good and bad days.
SUNBURST, Mont – The spring season at the Sveum Brothers Inc. farm was going along as planned the Wednesday after Mother’s Day when patriarch Roger Sveum felt tremors in his legs as he was spraying and, later, suffered a seizure.
When Colton Allen first joined the military, he thought it was his ticket out of the tiny town of Melstone, Mont., in the lower Musselshell River valley. But eight months of basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. convinced him otherwise.
One of the highlights of the Montana State FFA convention, held last month in Billings, Mont., was the election of officers for the 2015-2016 year, according to Jim Rose, Montana state FFA advisor.
There’s a growing trend in the United States indicating that thousands of former young military personnel are finding themselves drawn to careers in the agriculture industry.
The heat is almost on. If the Old Farmer’s Almanac maintains its 80 percent accuracy rating, summer 2015 will be hot and dry. What can pig producers do now to prepare their barn?
The application deadline for Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership (REAL) Montana is May 31, 2015. Funded through a partnership with Montana State University Extension and private industry, REAL Montana offers in-depth education and training in agriculture and natural resources.
We’ve made great strides in “Taking Montana to the World” the last few years. Exports of Montana goods and services last year reached over $3 billion. But that progress could be slowed or stopped if Congress doesn’t renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
Rainfall throughout Idaho over the past couple of weeks has helped green up the hayfields and brought needed moisture to replenish soils and aid in crop growth, according to the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service Idaho field office.