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North Central Montana Cattle Women, North Central Montana Stock Growers offer Scholarships

A scholarship is again offered by the North Central Montana Cattle Women and the North Central Montana Stock Growers. This annual scholarship is available to high school seniors and college students completing their sophomore year. Interest from a...

 

FWP seeks applicants for 2020 college student intern program

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is now in their 29th year of offering college students an opportunity to gain practical experience in their field of study by serving as interns for the agency. Students take what they’ve learned in the classroom into...

 

71st Annual Montana Seed Show to be held March 12th

The 71st Annual Montana Seed Show is approaching. The Montana Seed Show will be held March 12th – 14th at Harlem High School. The Montana Seed Show would like invite everyone to participate in this year’s show. The purpose of the Montana Seed Sho...

 

Join the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Blaine County to Help Achieve a World Without Cancer

Saturday, July 18, 2020 – The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Blaine County invites the community to attend the 2020 event at the Blaine County Fairgrounds. The Relay For Life moveme...

 

BEAR PAW DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL MEETING SET FOR FEBRUARY 20

Bear Paw Development Corporation recently announced that its Annual Meeting for 2020 is scheduled for Thursday, February 20th and that Tara Rice, Director of the Montana Department of Commerce, will keynote the event. The Annual Meeting Luncheon...

 

Carroll College Names local Students to Fall 2019 Dean's List

Carroll College (Helena, Mont.) named the Central and Northcentral area students listed below to its 2019 fall semester dean’s list. To be included on the dean’s list, a student must receive a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale and...

 

Application Period for the 2020 Smith River Private Float Permit lottery is Jan. 2 - Feb. 13, 2020

Smith River State Park offers gorgeous scenery in a remote setting. Renowned trout fishing is just one of the recreational opportunities that make a float trip on the 59-mile Smith River an unforgettable experience. The Smith River is so popular...

 

FWP looks to improve customer service with two changes to 2020 licenses

Hunters and anglers can expect a few changes this year when they buy their 2020 licenses starting March 1. The most visible change Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks customers will see is a change to license paper. Starting this year, both licenses and...

 

Montana Association Of Clerks & Recorders $1000 Scholarship Forms Available

The Montana Association of Clerks and Recorders is again sponsoring a $1000 scholarship for a graduating senior who will be attending an in-state college or university. The last day of acceptance of the application is March 15, 2020. Application...

 

FWP releases final EIS on bison restoration

After an exhaustive public process that spanned nearly eight years, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks today issued a decision that sets the parameters for the restoration of publicly managed bison. The department is not advancing a site-specific bison r...

 

March 15th Deadline for Election & Enrollment of 2019 Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs Schedule an appointment with FSA ASAP to complete your paperwork.

Agricultural producers can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020. The...

 

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) sampling results continue to come in

Samples from 25 deer harvested around the state tested positive for chronic wasting disease last week. The majority of the new positive samples were from animals harvested within CWD Management Zones, where the disease is known to exist. Two of the...

 

Region 6 Havre-Area Check Station Results for the 2019 Season

The final results are in from the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Havre check station for the 2019 hunting season. The check station was open for eight weekends; from Oct. 12 (the open of general antelope) through Dec. 1 (the end of the deer/elk...

 

2019 and 2020 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs Underway

Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020. The...

 

USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

(Washington, D.C., November 15, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade...

 

Great American Smokeout: You can quit Vaping or Smoking

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for smokers to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives – not just for a day,...

 

USDA Invests $1.65 Million in Chinook Water Infrastructure

USDA is providing Chinook with a $865,000 grant and a $789,000 loan to improve water distribution. The project will replace fire hydrants and valves, and construct a new bulk water station, improving the water flow and ability to fight a fire. Craig...

 

USDA Encourages Affected Producers to Contact Agents for Delayed Harvest

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said today that producers who currently participate in Federal crop insurance and are experiencing a delay in harvesting their crop should contact their Approved Insurance Pro...

 

Producers Reminded of new Livestock Loss Payment Requirements

Helena, Mont. – Montana’s Livestock Loss Board pays livestock owners for verified livestock losses due to wolves, grizzly bears and mountain lions. SB 133 was passed during Montana’s 2019 legislative session and requires a livestock owner to...

 

Aaniiih Nakoda College hires Director of Nursing for the "Grow Our Own' nursing program

It was with great pleasure that Aaniiih Nakoda College presented to the Board of Nursing in Helena on January 19th Ms. LaVerne Parker, RN, MSN, as the Director of our 'Grow Our Own' nursing program....

 

Oilseed Growers Petition MDA to Create Advisory Committee Meeting set for December 3, 2019 in Great Falls

Helena, Mont. – The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received a verified petition from 25 Montana oilseed growers to create an advisory committee. MDA will hold a listening session to receive additional grower input regarding the...

 

Shooting Range Development Grant Applications Are Open

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces that the application period to apply for a shooting range improvement grant is now open. Completed applications must be received no later than February 1, 2020. Montana’s Shooting Range Grant Program,...

 

Montana Department of Commerce Announces New Grants Part of Community-Driven Initiative to Boost Tourism in Eastern Montana

HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Department of Commerce today announced grant awards as part of a new, community-led initiative to encourage long-term tourism and economic development in eastern Montana communities. The Eastern Montana Tourism Partner...

 

Mule deer buck harvested in Hunting District 630 suspected positive for CWD

A mule deer buck harvested by an archery hunter last month is suspected to be positive of chronic wasting disease. The hunter had submitted the lymph nodes from the deer for testing. A follow up test is being ran to confirm the results. This marks...

 

USDA Honors 25 Years of Tribal Land - Grant Universities and their Contributions

Editor’s Note - Aaniiih Nakoda College is one of the Tribal Colleges that has Land Grant Status. WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today honored the 25th anniversary of the legislation that recognized 29 tribal...

 

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