Precipitation: Rockies above average, Sierra Nevada still dry

From the NRCS’s Weekly Water & Climate Update: Western U.S. SNOTEL mountain snowpack snow water equivalent (SWE) for the 2015 Water Year that began on October 1, 2014. Basins in eastern Oregon, southern Idaho, and parts of Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado show above to much above normal SWE. However, western Oregon and the Sierra […]

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Conservation is a community

Thanks to all those who made this year’s convention a success! The MACD Executive Committee and staff would like to thank all of you who attended the convention at Fairmont Hot Springs. As always, we feel that providing the opportunity to network with other conservation district supervisors, agency representatives, and other conservation minded-folk is one […]

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Montana Agricultural Statistics Annual Bulletin

The Montana 2014 Agricultural Statistics Bulletin is a publication put forward by the Montana Department of Agriculture and the USDA that describes production, yield, and value data on crops and livestock across the state. This is an essential volume for producers, statisticians, and conservation efforts alike, and provides a good overview of one of Montana’s […]

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Seeking Nominations for the Young Ag Couples Conference

Submissions Due November 21 The Montana Stockgrowers Association is looking for Young Stockgrowers interested in attending the 35th Annual Young Ag Couples Conference in Helena, January 21-24, 2015 at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel. Hosted by the Montana Department of Agriculture, the conference will explore contemporary issues facing family operated agri-business as well as development of […]

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Women in Agriculture

From the Ground Up, Montana Women and Agriculture, DNRC’s oral history project,  is honoring Montana Conservation Month by paying tribute to the women who serve on conservation district boards throughout the state.  For more details go to: http://dnrc.mt.gov/cardd/ConservationDistricts/OralHistoryProject/women-supervisors.asp

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Waters of the United States Proposed Rule Change

The Waters of the United States proposed rule change has been released. We are still working with the National Association of Conservation District to analyze the implications for this rule change on conservation districts. Below are some important links and documents important to our initial analysis. We will continue to update this post and the […]

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Welcome New Administrators!

March 28, 2014 Administrator’s training at Fort Keogh in Miles City. In the picture are: Back row: *Mary Hendrix, McCone Co. CD; *Darlene Schwend, Carbon C0. CD; Laurie Zeller, Bureau Chief, DNRC; Julie Goss, Richland CD; Kodie Olson, Little Beaver CD; Bobbi Vannattan, Rosebud CD; Guelda Halvorson, Sweet Grass CD; Carol Watts, Custer Co. CD; *Penny Shipp, Valley […]

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