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US challenges China export subsidy program, USDA announces $4 million through the Water Bank Program; CHS seeks land for elevator project, USDA announces funding for renewable energy, energy efficiency and House Ag urges Budget Committee to avoid cuts to its programs.
Monday, February, 16, 2015 - - News

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Cows need proper amount of feed
With the temporary letup from the harshness of winter weather, cow-calf producers are breathing a sigh of relief. The arctic cold is held at bay and the world seems to go a little better.
Monday, February, 02, 2015 - - News

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Choosing alternative feedstuffs in today's market
Despite lower feed costs in recent months, declining farm-gate prices for milk will have dairy farm managers sharpening their feed-planning pencils in search of cost-effective rations for 2015.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - - News

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Speed reading
TOWNER, N.D. — If you’ve read the books of my Cowboy Logic columns, you’ll notice the publisher name is Sandhill Communications. It’s right there on what they call the verso of the title page — publisher, copyright, international standard book number, Library of Congress control number — all pretty impressive stuff.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Beef byproducts at record high values
FARGO, N.D. — The values of beef byproducts — parts such as livers, hearts, tongues, stomachs and hides — have been increasing and are at record-high values, according to Tim Petry, North Dakota State University Extension livestock marketing economist.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Bought rumor, sold fact
Wheat traded lower last week. For the week ending Jan. 15, March Minneapolis lost 22.25 cents, March Chicago lost 31 cents and March Kansas City lost 27.5 cents. As of 10 a.m. Jan. 16, wheat trade was up 5 to 9 cents.
Monday, January, 19, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Drop in corn prices has ranchers considering options
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The dramatic drop in corn prices might have some cattle producers thinking about exchanging their high-protein forage supplement with corn. This is not a good idea, says Ken Olson, professor and South Dakota State University Extension beef specialist.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - - News

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Wheat leads the way
Wheat traded higher on the week. For the week ending Dec. 18, March Minneapolis gained 40.25 cents, March Chicago gained 48.75 cents and March Kansas City gained 49.5 cents. As of 9 a.m. Dec. 19 wheat trade was 6 to 14 cents lower.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Supplement feed to balance cold
Production systems in upper Midwest sheep operations often revolve around winter.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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ND farmer makes farm bill decisions for the last time before handing operation over to sons
Al Juliuson is in the process of signing up for the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Monday, December, 22, 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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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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Replace hay with corn-based feeds
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The recent drop in corn prices represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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Reduce feed costs by grazing corn stalks
Producers looking for ways to reduce feed costs might consider grazing corn stalks, says Julie Walker, South Dakota State University Extension Service beef specialist and associate professor.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - - News

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NDSU releases beef cattle study results
Pelleting distillers grains, artificial insemination (AI) versus natural service, the effects of corn processing and particle size, animal temperament and hay bale-binding material are among the beef cattle topics North Dakota State University researchers studied in the past year.
Monday, September, 29, 2014 - - News

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Harvest moisture and management
With corn silage harvesting well under way, Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist, shares some tips to help get the best out of this crop. For starters, Hernandez says corn for silage should be harvested between 60 to 70 percent moisture.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - - News

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Lentil crop substandard
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The 2014 prairie lentil crop is substandard and will present lots of marketing problems. Most lentils have gotten rain. Downgrading has already occurred. Wrinkling is a huge issue for traders. It could take two years to get this crop through the handling system.
Monday, September, 22, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Harvest between 60 and 70 percent moisture
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Most dairy herds throughout the U.S. depend upon corn silage, which is a major ingredient in most dairy rations.
Tuesday, September, 02, 2014 - - News

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Know the signs of stress
BROOKINGS, S.D. — As temperatures and humidity soar, dairy cattle might start to show signs of heat stress, explains Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Extension dairy field specialist.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - - News

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Parasites eat away profits
Internal parasites in cattle — often called worms — eat away at the performance and marbling potential in fed cattle, even when they’re dewormed properly at arrival. That’s according to research at Iowa State University, which also suggests deworming stockers or preconditioned calves as a best management approach.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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