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Soybeans the star of key USDA report
Nationwide, farmers are projected to plant 81.5 million acres of soybeans, about 5 million more than a year ago. North Dakota will account for 1 million acres of the increase, with Minnesota and South Dakota predicted to have substantial increases, too.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Dust storms make wheat the leader
Wheat had gains last week as focus returned to dry conditions on the Southern Plains with dust storms reported. Reports of winterkill also spurred a rally led by the Kansas City wheat market. Profit taking at the end of the week trimmed the gains. As of midday on March 21, May Minneapolis had gained 14 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 8 cents and May Kansas City gained 22 cents.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Weak pork prices extend China’s corn glut
A fresh outbreak of bird flu and tumbling pork prices are undermining China’s demand for animal feed, adding to a glut of corn and potentially prolonging a dispute over genetically modified (GMO) material that has curbed U.S. imports.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Understanding rumen organisms using genetic tools
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Researchers are using new genetic tools to better understand the relationship between ruminant’s gut micro-organisms and their hosts.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - - 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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Farm bill progress draws mixed reactions, as some groups lost on key issues
The conference committee version of what has become the 2014 farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agricultural industry officials in the Upper Midwest, who lost on key points.
Tuesday, January, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Pests threaten biofuel crops
I love the winter (or at least parts of it). Reading books, watching movies, playing games, sitting by the fire. The general pace of life slows down and gives time for reflection on the past year and planning for the future.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Gas rationing affects American Crystal, ag processers
American Crystal Sugar Co. and other key agricultural processors in the region are affected by the rationing of natural gas prompted by a Saturday morning pipeline explosion in Manitoba.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manage cattle in winter weather
Winter weather conditions have certainly hit with a vengeance this year, not only in South Dakota but in a wide swath of the cattle producing areas of the United States. While we can’t change the weather, there are some things that can be done from a management stand point to improve cattle comfort and reduce the impacts on cattle performance and efficiency during the winter.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Winter grazing and rotation can reduce feed costs
Winter feed represents one of the largest costs for a livestock production enterprise. One alternative to limit costs resulting from harvest and purchase of hay or feeding of hay is grazing pasture that has been stockpiled for winter. “Allocation of feed resources available from winter pasture is simplified to one degree because the quantity available can be determined at the beginning of the winter grazing period,” says Roger Gates, South Dakota State University Extension rangeland management specialist.
Monday, January, 27, 2014 - - News

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Minn. power plant to run on corn silage and manure
On the far side of Minnesota’s newest renewable power plant lies the heart of a nearly $45 million operation designed to produce an abundant supply of energy. Past a maze of storage tanks, ductwork and pipes in the new
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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ND ag commissioner urges livestock producers to brace for severe weather
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging North Dakota livestock producers to take precautions in the face of severe weather moving into the state.
Thursday, January, 02, 2014 - - News

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Let it snow
For 2013, the winter weather has left many livestock owners wondering if they ever will get caught up. With crops finally harvested and forages delivered to the feed yard, the last tune many livestock producers may be humming is one you often hear entertainers Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra singing this time of year: “Let It Snow!”
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - Agweek - News

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NDSU shares beef cattle research results
Beef cattle diets, breeding systems, drylot versus pasture cow-calf production, forage digestibility enhancements, grazing and effects of pen bedding were among the topics North Dakota State University researchers studied in the past year.
Monday, December, 23, 2013 - - News

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Oilseed crop for pig diets
Long considered a weed in North America, Camelina sativa is increasingly valued as an oilseed crop. Researchers at the University of Illinois are now studying its nutritional value when used as part of weanling pigs’ diets.
Monday, December, 16, 2013 - - News

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Proper hay storage for winter
In South Dakota, hay is the most common winter livestock feed option, because it is less risky than the other available options.
Monday, November, 25, 2013 - - News

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