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I, June 1,2003 Agriculture: The backbone of the MonDak Region Sidney Herald-Leader e e in e PHOTO BY BILL VANDER WEELE went without a hitch• Working with a night crew of four men and a day crew of six, Sidney Red-E Mix corn- the continuous cement pouring of the concrete bins located at the Busch Ag plant just east of town. At 3 lay 23, the lob which began the previous Friday at 1 p.m., was completed in just two hours longer than pre- The four concrete bins ere 131 feet high. The Montana Agriculture Development Council will hold a meeting via conference call at 6 p.m. on June 9, with calls man- aged from the Montana Depart- ment of Agriculture conference room. The meeting originally was to be held in Sidney. The council approves invest- ments through the Growth Through Agriculture program to help Montanans develop new products and agri-business ideas to enhance the state's agricultur- al industry. The June meeting has a short agenda, and the change will allow the council to save money while possibly holding a later meeting in Sidney in conjunc- tion with the completion of the Anheuser-Busch malt barley loading facility there, says Ralph Peck, director of the Montana Department of Agri- culture and a member of the Agriculture Development Council. No financing proposals will be reviewed during the June 9 con- terence call. The deadline for the next round of proposals is July 31. At its previous meeting in Helena, the council approved investing $144,680 in six proj- ects for agricultural develop- ment in Montana, said Council Chair John Franklin. Thirteen applications were considered by the council dur- ing the March 3 meeting. Pro- jects included both marketing and business development pro- posals. Investment funds were awarded to: • Richland Economic Devel- opment Corp., for market analy- sis of a potential hay cubing facility in Sidney. • Tom McCamant, for testing wtrieties of peaches in the Lower Clark Fork Valley tbr flavor and agronomic characteristics. • Great Falls Economic Devel- opment Authority, for develop- ment of an agricultural process- ing park in Great Falls. • Wiota, LLC of Nashua, to develop a prototype of a large square-and round-bale hauler and feeder. • Montana Branded Beef, for development of a Montana- based beef product. • Potato Factory Inc., for establishment of a potato pro- cessing facility at Big Timber. Montana agricultural produc- ers and industry representatives serve on the Agriculture.Devel- opment Council. Council mem- bers are: John Franklin, Sidney, chair: Earl Bricker, Moore, vice- chair; Robert Hanson, White- Sulphur Springs; Cathy Cottom, Dillon; and Larry Barber, Cof- fee Creek. The council also includes Ralph Peck, director of the Montana Department of Agri- culture; and Mark Simonich, director of the Montana Depart- ment of Commerce. For application materials or more information, contact Quinn Holzer, GrowthThrough Agriculture Program manager at the Montana Department of Agriculture, at 406-444-2402 or by e-mail at agr@state.mt.us. High School's Agricul- recently corn- landscaping project for Area Chamber of and Agriculture. planning was agriculture/horticulture class periods that April and May. deserving recognition are K~C Siebe: Fink, Elbert Hill, Brady Carpen- April Pulse and Gary Schaff pro- instruction and guid- chamber intends to :with plantings at a later as of this also financed by the Sid- Chapter and a Montana of Agriculture grant secured m prior years. project under and nearing comple- salutes the youth and for taking an action in community Sidney FFA and Ag challenges other become active in their for the saying goes return." 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The general session for the "How The West Was One" meeting kicks offon June 12, with addresses by both organizations' presidents and administrators, followed by news on the latest research onbiotech- nology at Montana State University. The group will then divide into commodity and issues forums. Discussions at the livestock and animal health committees include talk on Country of Origin Labeling and biosecurity for livestock. Speakers for the livestock committees include Dr. Dick Raths, a Lewistown veterinarian and animal health expert, and Dr. Gene Surber from MSU. The natural resources, land use and environ- ment, and weed committees will hear Pachy Burns, American Farm Bureau Federation Sheep Committee chair, explain her "Urge for Spurge" program that uses sheep to successfully battle nox- ious weeds. n n m mm mm mm m mm mm mm mm m m mm mm m lm m mm I I I I I I I I I I I I I Regular Retail ONE HOUR PHOTO PROCESSING I I I I I ! 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