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Find the base herd EPD values
The first step when buying a new bull is to access the traits of the old bulls. Breeding programs tend to be long term, and the current herd is a product of the old bulls.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - News

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Transportation discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months?
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Now is the time to check cattle rations
Grazed forage might not be adequate to meet beef cattle’s nutritional needs this time of year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts warn.
Monday, December, 15, 2014 - - News

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Ag shipping discussion provides few answers
What will the region’s agricultural railroad service look like in 2040? Will farmers in the Upper Great Plains continue to see trains two and three weeks late in the next 18 months? These were questions asked but not answered Dec. 8 at the first day of a conference titled Post-Harvest Handling and Transportation for Agriculture Products: Issues and Alternatives. The event is sponsored by North Dakota State University and North Dakota’s two U.S. senators. It concludes Dec. 9.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Time for year-end tax planning
Planting, harvesting and marketing a crop isn’t easy. Raising and marketing livestock isn’t easy, either. But managing income taxes can get really difficult for farmers and ranchers.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cattle feed additive sparks controversy
Harvey Dietrich has spent more than three decades in the cattle business and operates Arizona’s 750,000-acre Diamond A Ranch. He’s also a critic of a controversial feed additive he says hurts the U.S. cattle industry’s credibility and reputation.
Monday, December, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Opening statements begin in federal insurance fraud case
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Annual conference examines strategies for ag producers
Planting, harvesting and marketing a crop isn’t easy. Raising and marketing livestock isn’t easy, either. But managing income taxes can be even harder for farmers and ranchers. The 24th annual Income Tax Management for Ag Producers program was intended to make the job a little simpler. The interactive videoconference was held Dec. 2 at 11 sites across North Dakota.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New ND business turns bison manure into bison compost
Owners of a large bison ranch near here have partnered with another couple to sell what they refer to as “America’s original compost.” The company, Bison Compost, is owned by Dennis Sexhus and Keith Kakela of North Prairie Bison Ranch and old friends Judy and Tom Duenow of Elk River, Minn.
Tuesday, December, 02, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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NDSU official: RFS delay 'bad news'
An Environmental Protection Agency decision to delay setting Renewable Fuels Standard targets until February 2015 is bad news for the industry because it creates uncertainty for the ethanol and biodiesel markets.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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APUC grants will aid flaxseed research
FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University’s Department of Plant Sciences received a $54,183 grant to study the shelf life of flaxseed to eliminate microorganisms from the popular food ingredient.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Proper cow nutrition saves future headaches
Cattle roundups have occurred at an elevated pace recently. A cherished goal is extra days of grazing, but weather trumps almost everything. The many forgotten little things are the real driving forces determining when the cattle need to come home.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sheep poised for a comeback
Cade and Casey Koenig carry pails of corn as impatient sheep wait expectantly. It’s a raw, blustery early winter morning and the pails are heavy, but the teenaged brothers smile as they do their chores.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Northern Ag Expo expected to draw thousands
FARGO, N.D. — The 44th annual Northern Ag Expo comes to the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., on Dec. 2 and 3, featuring 200 exhibitors and a slew of topics and speakers.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Winter’s arrival interrupts corn, sunflower harvest
The first 85 percent of the Upper Midwest corn and sunflower harvest went well, thanks to warm, dry weather in October and early November.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cattle on feed increases
More cattle are being fed for the slaughter market than a year ago, a government report says.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cull deep enough
During fall ranchers need to start culling cows. The cows have dedicated their lives to the operation, but there is no reward. The cows must produce or move to the pen destined for market.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU students develop method to raise honeybees in a lab
FARGO, N.D. — Elliott Welker is the scientist who wants to be a beekeeper, and Garett Slater is the beekeeper who wants to be a scientist. Last summer, the North Dakota State University students worked together to complete a difficult task: develop a method of rearing honeybee larvae in a laboratory.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - - News

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New choice for durum growers
Durum growers have wanted more planting options. Now they have one, albeit in limited supplies.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Creating a succession plan
Passing on the family farm or ranch to the next generation can be one of the most difficult jobs in agriculture.
Monday, November, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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