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Annual ND Stockmen’s convention comes at exciting time
With record-high cattle prices and rising numbers in North Dakota, an organization dedicated to the industry has a lot to celebrate. “It’s a good time to be in the beef industry,” says Julie Ellingson, executive vice president for the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. The association’s 85th annual Convention and Trade Show runs Thursday through Saturday at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson and is expected to draw as many as 450 people, Ellingson says.
Wednesday, September, 24, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Farm, animal groups ‘generally pleased’ with ND animal cruelty law
Groups that crafted an animal cruelty bill approved by the North Dakota Legislature last year are “generally pleased” with how the law is working and aren’t seeking any changes to it, a livestock association spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Wednesday, October, 29, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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ND Stockmen's proposes beef checkoff increase
The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association plans to ask the 2015 Legislature to double the $1-per-head checkoff that ranchers pay when they sell cattle.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - Associated Press - News

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Meeting of ND ag regulations review panel July 30
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has scheduled the first meeting of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) Regulatory Review Committee for Wednesday.
Tuesday, July, 29, 2014 - - News

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US cattle numbers down, ND up
While the U.S. continues to lose cattle, North Dakota is moving up to the head of the herd. A U.S. Department of Agriculture study released in July revealed a nationwide cattle inventory of 95 million as of July 1. Those numbers were down 3 percent from the 2012 count of 97.8 million. This count was the lowest for July since the series began in 1973.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - 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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Measure 5 sets back ag-hunter relations
I took about a week off in late October this year to go pheasant hunting with Dick Unkenholz, a retired former United Methodist pastor. Dick baptized our two children in the late 1980s.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Stockmen’s Association offers reward for stolen cattle
Chad Weigel is convinced that 20 calves were rustled from the family ranch pasture near Napoleon, N.D., southeast of Bismarck, and he hopes a $24,000 reward will entice someone to tell authorities who took them.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - - News

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Maintaining the rental rate increase
Even sharply lower grain prices didn’t stop the long upward push in North Dakota cropland rental rates. But continued poor prices or poor yields this fall will cause rates to stabilize or even decline, officials say.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Regulations, knowledge of drain tiles catching up with popularity
Thousands of miles of plastic pipe are being buried under farm fields every year in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, as farmers invest in technology to drain fields to get a faster start on planting season and, they hope, to increase yields.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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NDSU researcher retires
FARGO, N.D. — Vern Anderson, one of North Dakota State University’s prominent livestock researchers, has left the feedlot after 35 years and will move into a consulting business.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Livestock disaster sign-up going well so far
The head of Farm Service Agency’s South Dakota office is optimistic that hard-hit ranchers will soon begin receiving federal disaster assistance. “I would suspect that shortly after the first week of May, we should be able to see some checks being cut and ranchers and producers receiving their money,” says Craig Schaunaman, state executive director.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Aberdeen beef plant could start processing in 2015
FARGO, N.D. — Robert “Doug” Cooper of Kansas City, Mo., the new president and CEO of New Angus LLC, the company trying to revive a troubled Aberdeen, S.D., beef slaughter plant, says he expects his company to start processing animals sometime in 2015.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 fails, Peterson retains post
FARGO, N.D. — The mid-term 2014 election generally strengthened agriculture’s voice in the region’s political scene, with some congressional ag legislators holding their seats and farm group triumphs in defeating initiated measures.
Monday, November, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drainage growing by the foot
Thousands of miles of plastic pipe are being buried under farm fields every year in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, as farmers invest in technology to drain fields to get a faster start on planting season and, they hope, to increase yields.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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