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Prompt treatment of calf scours imperative
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Calf scours, the diarrhea seen during the first 30 days of a calf’s life, is caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses and parasites. But the exact cause is less important than prompt treatment, says a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Missouri Extension Service - News

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White mold research at risk
Like many farmers in the Upper Midwest, Jason Mewes has battled white mold for years. The disease, also known as sclerotinia, afflicts some of the most widely grown crops in this part of the world.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Mother Nature can’t meet all of farmers’ preferences
Colgate, N.D., farmer Jason Mewes wants August to be filled with temperatures in the mid 80s and “an inch of rain at least every 10 days.” The heat and moisture would benefit his still-developing corn, soybeans and dry edible beans.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Agweek - News

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SD cattle producers eager to see results of new facility
HOWARD, S.D. — John Reisch and Jason Feldhaus are excited for summer, and it’s not because they don’t like the cold. They’ll get to try out their recently constructed hoop barn, to see if it keeps their black angus cattle cool during a typical South Dakota summer. Only then will the pair at Reisch Farms truly know how their investment into a new facility is paying off.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Record crop could kill profits for Minn. grain farmers
Farmers here expect a down year because of June’s damaging weather. The bumper crop elsewhere means corn prices won’t go high enough to make a profit.
Thursday, August, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Research reveals cover crops beneficial for farmers
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Planting cover crops in rotation between cash crops — widely agreed to be ecologically beneficial — is even more valuable than previously thought, according to a team of agronomists, entomologists,
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Penn State Ag Sciences News - News

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Favorable mid-September conditions were much-needed
Upper Midwest farmers needed the middle of September to be warm and dry. That’s what they got. Now they need more of the same in late September and early October.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New Angus CEO: feeders will have plenty of time to prepare for opening
DICKINSON, N.D. — They don’t know exactly when in 2015 they’ll start production, but the new owners of an Aberdeen, S.D., meatpacking plant say they’ll give cattle producers in the region several months of notice.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Former Walhalla, ND, ethanol plant creates foundation for local entrepreneurs
The former ADM Corn Ethanol Plant, which laid off about 60 people — more than 5 percent of the Walhalla, N.D., workforce — when it closed in 2012, is slowly coming back to life.
Tuesday, October, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Looking back at planting decisions
This spring, for the second straight year, many area farmers decided to continue planting well into summer rather than quit planting and collect federal crop insurance.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Meeting addresses TIF option for Tabor, SD, grain facility
The Bon Homme (S.D.) County Commission is discussing a tax increment financing district, or TIF, to help pay for the infrastructure that will go with the proposed $30 million grain shuttle loading facility to be built by Dakota Plains Ag Center west of Tabor.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Ag groups act to limit conservation groups
North Dakota agricultural groups are putting the pressure on officials to eject conservation advocate organizations as contract helpers in U.S. Department of Agriculture offices that regulate wetland compliance issues.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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DNR project studying regional water management in Minn.
The development of a plan to protect and preserve Minnesota’s groundwater supply for the future is being shaped by what’s happening now in the Bonanza Valley area of west-central Minnesota.
Thursday, April, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND cattle numbers rise with prices
In almost five decades of raising cattle, Frank Matejcek hasn’t seen prices as high as they are today. That’s in part because of a decreasing number of beef cows in parts of the U.S. Matejcek, who runs the Red River Angus farm north of Grand Forks, N.D., with his wife Lucy, notes that cattle are like any other commodity that goes through price cycles.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Company raises flies for feed
When it comes to resolving a big global food problem, a new breed of farmers and their financial backers are thinking small.
Monday, August, 04, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Williston, ND, man found guilty in shooting death of rancher
Jurors took less than three hours Dec. 18 to find a man guilty in the shooting death of Williston rancher Jack Sjol. Ryan Lee Stensaker, 35, of Williston had sat stone-faced throughout much of the five-day trial, but on the evening of Dec. 18 his face was drawn upon hearing the verdict in the Ward County Courthouse in Minot where the trial had been moved.
Friday, December, 19, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Panel unanimously rejects proposed DU land purchase in Grand Forks County
A panel that regulates the purchase of land by nonprofit groups in North Dakota has rejected a Ducks Unlimited proposal to buy 160 acres of land in Grand Forks County.
Tuesday, September, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Canada almost on pace, while US lags
TORONTO — More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, an analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Reuters - News

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The federal government OKs a new Minnesota propane facility, North Dakota producers report livestock loss from algae poisoning, and Moscow bans western food imports.
Monday, August, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSA announces Atlas relief payout
Nearly six months after a winter storm, known as Atlas, hammered parts of North Dakota and South Dakota, a key disaster relief fund has made its final payout to affected ranchers.
Friday, March, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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