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 By Tyler Lane    Business    May 24, 2017

Stripe Rust Notes

After visiting with Mary Burrows (MSU Disease Diagnostician), we are estimating that stripe rust will begin injuring cereal grains this week. Below are a few notes I have compiled on biology and management of the stripe rust fungus. • Fungal spores... Full story

 
 By Janell Barber    Business    May 24, 2017

Getting By

Who doesn’t like to be able to offer your guests or family a slice of homemade pie? Are you not a pie baker and hope one day you can make the offer to someone? Maybe you just haven’t taken the time or you had a not so positive experience making... Full story

 

Chouteau County Extension Office is moving next door

On February 21, the MSU Extension Chouteau County office will be moved to the green steel building located next to the Chouteau County Courthouse. The original Extension office located in the Courthouse basement will be filled by Judge Susan Spencer...

 

Big Sandy Medical Center Gives Thanks

See Page 8 of this weeks Big Sandy Mountaineer for more information....

 

Green Acres

MSU Extension Chouteau County has Hay probe and Nutrition Decision Software Sampling of hay is essential to livestock management. Hay sampling is best accomplished with a hollow core probe consisting of a stainless-steel tube and a sharp cutting...

 

USDA Farm Service Agency Offers Text Alerts to Blaine County Producers

Blaine County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tracy Harshman announced that farmers and ranchers in Montana now can receive notifications from their county office through text messages on their cell phone. Whether producers are in t...

 

New Owners, New Location, New NAPA in Big Sandy

In case you haven't noticed there are big things going on at the former NAPA Auto Parts Store in downtown Big Sandy. The popular auto parts store has new owners, a new name and even a new location....

 

Pulse 101 workshop in Fort Benton and Conrad

MSU Extension will be hosting a Pulse Production workshop Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in both Conrad and Fort Benton. With decreased commodity prices in cereal grains, there is additional interest in raising pulse crops. However, many production...

 

Montana Agricultural Statistics

This time of year the State of Montana puts out an interesting book about agricultural statistics in Montana. Let’s start with the basics. There are 27,500 farms and ranches in Montana. The average acreage is 2,171 acres. The average value of a Mon...

 

Lippard-Clawiter Distributions

The Lippard=Clawiter Foundation has released their distributions for the year 2016. Open to any Chouteau County organization. In 2016 they helped organizations to the tune of $437,947. In the thirty-f...

 
 By Tyler Lane    Business    January 4, 2017

Green Acres

Montana’s Next Generation Conference to feature Dave Pratt and production workshops Registration is now open for Montana’s Next Generation Conference. The conference, which will take place Friday and Saturday, January 27-28, 2017, in Shelby, MT...

 

Green Acres

Upcoming Extension Cropping Seminars for January Golden Triangle Cropping Seminar Montana State University Extension will host the annual Cropping Seminar series January 9 – 12, 2017, in Fort Benton, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Choteau, Conrad,...

 

Green Acres

Winter Feeding Tips (Don’t Waste Your Hay) This article was written by Dennis Cash, retired MSU Extension Service forage specialist. The complete article with tables is located on the MSU Extension website under forage and hay. Since your winter... Full story

 

Getting By

The fastest growing segment of the population in the United States are older adults. This group is uniquely vulnerable to financial scams. Con artists find them as attractive prey because older adults are thought to have a “nest egg,” have excell...

 

Telephone Company notifies subscribers of increase

Effective January 1, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has authorized an increase in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) line item for all telephone subscribers nationwide, except those participating in the Lifeline...

 

City Council Agenda for Jan. 13 Meeting

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA Wednesday, January 13, 2016 7:00 P.M. City Hall 1. Pledge 2. Approval of meeting minutes 3. Public Comments 4. Sheriff Report 5. Wastewater Project a. WW Improvement Phases 2 & 3 b. Bear Paw Development c. New water project d,...

 

Big Sandy Gas tested

Taking a sample of the natural gas being delivered to the Big Sandy Community, one of the 49 therm zones found through out the State of Montana,by Kemdata Laboratories. The sample taken will be...

 

Green Acres

North Dakota State University Agronomist to speak at 2016 Golden Triangle Cropping Seminars Montana State University Extension will host the annual Cropping Seminar series January 11-14, 2016, in Fort Benton, Chester, Shelby, Cut Bank, Fairfield, Con...

 

NWE joins with Ryan United to Promote Safe Communities

NorthWestern Energy has formed a partnership with Ryan United, a nonprofit group, to help deliver safety information and promote awareness of child safety in communities across its three-state service territory. NorthWestern and Ryan United will work...

 

"Going Up" Big Sandy School Foundation

Several years ago the concept of forming a Big Sandy Educational Foundation was discussed amongst educational officials at Big Sandy Schools. What is a foundation? A Foundation is s a legal...

 

Kracklin' Kamut has new flavors next year

It is not often that Big Sandy residents can purchase products locally to use as stocking stuffers that are made right here in Big Sandy. Bob Quinn's Kracklin' Kamut is one product that is made here...

 

School Board News

Unofficial minutes are out from the School Board meeting of November 17th. Trustees present were Kurt Strutz, chairperson, Darin Genereux, Diana LaBuda. Trustees absent were Brad Weaver and Brandon Gasvoda. Staff present were Brad Moore,...

 

Tomi Simenson, Stroll featured artist

Some people dream of things like ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings. Tomi Simenson dreams of wild mustangs, Miles City Artistic Competitions, fields of purple sage, cowboys, ranch stoves...

 

Triangle 62nd Annual Meeting of Members Well Attended

Triangle Telephone Cooperative Association, Inc., doing business as Triangle Communications (Triangle), held its 62nd Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Over 130 voting members plus numerous guests attended the meeting held in t...

 

Buy Locally this Christmas season

You know when you come right down to it, this town is really smoking. When you compare where we are today compared to where we were last Stroll, we have made a lot of activity. First, and most important are all the young families who have come back...

 

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