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Stem counts help assess alfalfa stand potential
Producers usually experience some winterkill in alfalfa every spring, and 2015 is no exception. North Dakota State University researcher Marisol Berti recently reported winterkill from Wisconsin to North Dakota, especially in stands 3 years or older. Newer stands usually are more winter hardy unless soil heaving occurred.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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Alfalfa weevil numbers in SD counties significant
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Populations of alfalfa weevil are at record highs this year according to data collected in Fall River and Butte counties in South Dakota.
Monday, June, 30, 2014 - - News

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Balanced rations of alfalfa benefit beef cattle
Alfalfa is an excellent choice to feed as a supplement to beef cows that are later in their pregnancy. Seldom do we think of hay as being a supplement, but the right high-quality forage, such as alfalfa, certainly can be fed as a supplement to the lower-quality forages generally available for the main ration of a beef cow.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - - News

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Scout for pests
Alfalfa fields in west South Dakota are looking green and healthy with little or no pest insect activity.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - - News

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Lower corn acreage projected for 2015 season
With weather conditions still uncertain for the upcoming planting season, predictions remain stagnant for grain prices in 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s long-term projection for acreage planted predicts a 2 million acre reduction nationwide in corn. Jack Davis, the crops business management field specialist at the South Dakota State University Extension Mitchell Regional Center, says acreage will be shuffled into soybeans, small grains and alfalfa forage seeding.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - - News

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NASS reports good conditions
While federal officials have yet to report prevented-planting acres in the region, crops that have been planted are doing pretty well, according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report, for the week ending July 14.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Body condition important focus
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Why is it that nearly every article on beef cow nutrition seems to focus on body condition?
Monday, January, 05, 2015 - - News

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Lincoln-Oakes Nursery name, mission, location
The Lincoln-Oakes Nursery is owned by the North Dakota Association of Soil Conservation Districts, which says its mission is promoting “sound and practical soil and water conservation practices” in North Dakota.
Monday, September, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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France plans to cut reliance on soybean imports
On Dec. 15, France launched a plan to promote the cultivation of high-protein crops for livestock, aimed at reducing its reliance on imports of mostly South American soybeans, which it fears could eventually be diverted to meet a surge in Asian demand.
Tuesday, December, 16, 2014 - - News

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Army cutworms spotted in South Dakota winter wheat
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Army cutworms have been spotted feeding on winter wheat seedlings in fields located southwest of Wall. “The early spring and warm temperatures helped the greening of winter wheat fields all over South Dakota also favoring the insect’s development," said Anitha Chirumamilla, South Dakota State University Extension entomology field specialist.
Friday, April, 03, 2015 - South Dakota State University Extension - News

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Farmers look to Legislature for expansion paths
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers want state leaders to help them expand to new markets. They are ready to enter a new era of producing crops that can be made into products ranging from rope to ink, but rural legislators say some laws must change first.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Planted fields fare well with ample rainfall
FARGO, N.D. — Crops in the region are staying on target for progress, with condition reports looking healthy as a result of rains with relatively cool temperatures and moist soils.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pulse crop supporters displeased with dietary proposal
The American Pulse Association and U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council say proposed federal dietary guidelines don’t fully reflect the nutritional benefits of pulse crops and could prompt Americans to eat less of them.
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Storing in barns can reduce spoilage
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Adequate hay storage is critical to minimize the loss in both value and nutrients of hay, which makes up a large portion of livestock producers’ annual feed costs.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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North Dakota honey wins national award
KLOTEN, N.D. — Kloten Apiaries, which started making honey about four decades ago, is still buzzing along, and recently landed a sweet national award.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
Master Gardeners hear a lot of "garden gripes," the most prevalent of which is dealing with weeds.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - University of Minnesota Extension - News

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Bee habitat funding applications due Nov. 21
FARGO, N.D. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will deliver $4 million for honeybee habitat funding through its Environmental Quality Incentive Program in fiscal year 2015.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NASS releases first weekly weather report of the cropping season
It’s early, but seems like it’s about time to start planting. Seeding is just getting started in Agweek country, as crop and livestock producers in most areas are looking for moisture, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service first weekly report of the season on April 6.
Monday, April, 06, 2015 - - News

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Cargill files court documents in legal battle over GMO trade responsibility
Cargill Inc.’s lawsuit against Syngenta AG over rejections of genetically modified U.S. corn by China might be just the start of legal challenges against global seed makers over trade with one of the world’s biggest markets.
Monday, September, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Timely rains boost crop prospects
Farmers throughout the region are ahead of schedule planting crops, and they are grateful for rains that have allayed some concerns about drought. Here is how farmers and input suppliers in west-central Minnesota recently described their situation when Agweek came through the area to check on progress.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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