3/20/2017 2:53:00 PM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Grains
BILLINGS, MT (March 20, 2017) - For a lot of people, it has been a long, cold and snowy winter. So, with the Spring Equinox arriving in the wee hours of March 20, 2017, the official start of the spring season was some very welcomed news.
On the equinoxes the Sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal – but not quite.The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator – from south to north and vice versa in September.
This week the Northern Ag Network's Russell Nemetz and KTVQ Meteorologist Ed McIntosh spoke with NASA scientist Dr. Nicki Viall from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland about the spring equinox and the upcoming total solar eclipse.
For more information about the total solar eclipse, click here.
Source: Northern Ag Network and KTVQ
Update: Northern Ag Network spoke with Greg Lemon the head of public information for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks today. FWP collaborated rancher reports that a total of four calves were killed on two ranches near Stanford, MT on Sunday. The livestock were reported to be killed either later Friday night or early Saturday morning. Both USDA Wildlife Services and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks worked to set up trapping efforts to capture the bears. The grizzlies were two young male siblings.
[BROOKINGS, S.D.] – The agriculture community recently banded together at the fourth annual Prime Time Gala to support Feeding South Dakota, which provides food assistance to hundreds of men, women and children across the state. Both Alltech and Hubbard Feeds, an Alltech company, supported the successful event, which raised a total of $236,508.