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Eric Halverson named CEO of Grand Forks-based Black Gold Farms
Eric Halverson has been named CEO of Black Gold Farms of Grand Forks, N.D., in a planned family succession plan. His father, Gregg Halverson, turned 65 on Oct. 23 and will remain president of the board of directors.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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STB head to speak at Fargo, ND, conference
Daniel Elliott, chairman of the Surface Transportation Board, is among the invited speakers scheduled for a conference on “Post-harvest Handling and Transportation for Agricultural Products: Issues and Alternatives” Dec. 8 and 9 at the Ramada Plaza and Suites in Fargo, N.D. The conference will bring together decision makers from the public sector, railroad industry executives and leaders of commodity groups, according to information from North Dakota State University.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Consider cattle weight and age groups in planning winter feed
Most producers seem to refer to cows as “the herd.” In reality, that herd is split into several age groups that often are overlooked. In fact, managers usually look at averages to guide managerial applications.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Cool weather slows corn drying process
BROOKINGS, S.D. — When corn reaches maturity, the moisture content of the kernel is generally between 30 and 35 percent. Weather this time of year can have a major impact on how quickly corn or other grain reaches maturity and will dry to a moisture content acceptable for storage or sale, explains Bob Fanning, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathology field specialist.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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ND farm revenue doubled in 10 years
The “Financial Characteristics of North Dakota Farms, 2004-2013” publication summarizes the performance of more than 500 farms enrolled in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Education program.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers weigh harvesting corn or drying in the field
The long run of warm, dry weather, and the forecast of even more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - 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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Harvesting varieties of hay can be difficult
Improperly curing hay made from certain sweet clover varieties such as white and yellow sweet clover can cause severe and often fatal hemorrhages in livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Consider buying beef cattle for long-term gain
Last year, I was elated when a high choice, visual yield grade 3 steer carcass brought more than $206 per hundredweight on the rail. With a hot carcass weight of 977 pounds, the total value of the steer was $2,017.31.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Vilsack: Farmers can exclude low-production years from APH
After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Great weather creates tough choice for area corn farmers
Continued warm, dry weather, and the forecast of more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?
Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. company develops PEDv vaccine
The pork industry is making progress in its fight against the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year, officials say.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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New soybean variety attractive for food-grade market
Producers in the soybean specialty market might be interested in ND1406HP, a new variety developed by the North Dakota State University soybean breeding program.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - - News

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Keep Holstein bull calves healthy
Proper care of newborn calves is always the best choice.
Monday, October, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Measure 5 debate aims to answer questions from farmers, ranchers
Proponents and opponents of North Dakota’s Measure 5 are stepping up their efforts in a dead heat to influence voters on a measure that could put the state’s support of conservation on an entirely new plane.
Wednesday, October, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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With cool weather, crops dry slowly
Producers in the region could be dealing with late-maturing, high-moisture corn this fall. That means they have some decisions to make, according to Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and professor in NDSU’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - - News

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Soybean yields vary greatly; ‘pumpkins’ a problem
Upper Midwest soybean farmers took full advantage of beautiful early October weather. “The harvest is really swinging into high gear,” says John Kringler, North Dakota State University extension agent in Cass County, traditionally the nation’s leading soybean producer.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conference tackles ag transport issues, new N.D. rules govern fertilizer content and N.D. woman acquitted in deaths of seven horses.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Put weight on cows during low activity
The cow is the source of production, so keeping her in shape is critical. As cows go out of production during late lactation and weaning, fall provides an excellent time to put weight on cows. In addition, the cow does not need to channel calories into staying warm, so do it now.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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‘No right answer’ between PLC, ARC
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Dwight Aakre has analyzed many federal farm bills in his career. But even the veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist isn’t sure which of the two safety-net options created by the 2014 farm bill is the better choice for area farmers.
Monday, October, 13, 2014 - Agweek - News

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