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Landowners can reallocate crop bases
The 2014 Agricultural Act offers landowners the option to reallocate base acres and update base yields. Base acre reallocation is by individual farm units, and updating program yields is crop by crop on individual farm units.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - - News

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Students gain new perspective through study abroad
According to students and teachers from Upper Midwest schools, a lot can be gained from taking students to other areas of the world to learn from foreign ag producers and industry leaders.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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3-D technology would allow farmers to ‘print’ parts
Farmers and ranchers might someday be able to quickly fabricate parts and components for their machines using 3-D printers. A demonstration of the technology will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Burleigh County 4H Building, 3715 East, Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. The event is free to the public.
Tuesday, February, 25, 2014 - - News

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Stored grain poses danger
Anyone working around grain bins needs to be aware of the dangers of stored grain, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang warns.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - - News

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Extreme cold winters influences insects and disease
In general, insect populations are highly influenced by the weather, both during the growing season and winter. Most of the insects that inhabit North Dakota are known as “cold hardy insects,” which means they have the capacity to survive cold winters.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally don’t get much attention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Communication, goal-setting crucial to passing on farm business
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Though it’s tempting to put off planning for farm business transition, there’s too much at risk to delay, according to a North Dakota State University professor. “Let’s not procrastinate. Let’s get engaged in this planning,” said David Saxowsky, a professor in the NDSU agribusiness and applied economics department.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Egg farmer agrees with dropping pact
FARGO, N.D. — A major regional egg producer says he’s glad the United Egg Producers won’t renew a Memorandum of Understanding with the Humane Society of the United States, and UEP is ceasing its efforts to pursue federal legislation on national cage standards (H.R. 1731), Egg Products Inspection Act of 2013), commonly referred to as the “Egg Bill.”
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm business transition examined at crop expo
Good communication is important in just about every activity involving two or more human beings. It’s especially important in planning a farm business transition, says David Saxowsky, a professor in the North Dakota State University agribusiness and applied economics department. “Communication among all the parties involved is just essential,” he says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Plans devloping to protect sheep against OPP
Sheep producers should develop a plan to keep ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP) out of their flock, says North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist Reid Redden.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Ag Expo speaker advises how to ‘disinherit’ tax man
FARGO, N.D. — The 2014 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D., will feature discussions on estate planning that add some flair and fun to financials.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Unmanned aerial systems could become ag's next best bet
The Federal Aviation Administration’s much-anticipated Dec. 30 announcement that Grand Forks, N.D., had been selected as a test site for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) left those working in and around the industry flying high.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Price strength might boost sunflower acres
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers at planting time are like quarterbacks eyeing the line of scrimmage. They face a challenge with a plan in mind, but a last-second reading of the situation may force them to improvise. As spring planting nears, some farmers and a few agricultural experts shared their thoughts on the subject.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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NSIP genetic tool helps producers make breeding decisions
The National Sheep Improvement Program is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions, according to Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Comparing EPD values assists in finding good sires
Focusing on five traits within the Red Angus breed — birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, marbling score and rib-eye area — the Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center has set a goal that the average value for herd sire expected progeny differences (EPDs) should meet or exceed the Red Angus breed average EPD values.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PEDv could improve finances
It’s called Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea — PED virus –– and it’s going to have an impact on hog producers in 2014 and 2015, whether their farms get it or not.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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FDA to ban antibiotics for growth
Food and Drug Administration rules that would ban feeding low-dosage antibiotics for promoting growth in livestock are three years away, but veterinarians say farmers are preparing for the inevitable.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Eastern Ag Day looks at key topics
Dennis Kubischta will stick with wheat and soybeans this spring. Planting corn doesn’t interest him, not when the crop is fetching less than $4 per bushel. “A lot of people will still plant it, though,” said the Hope, N.D., farmer.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EPDs important in breed association
Here is an invitation. Just call if you want to schedule an appointment to review or better understand the numerous numbers associated with expected progeny differences (EPDs). Even when well understood, the EPD numbers can be overwhelming.
Monday, February, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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