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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beeftalk: Spring reflections and calf deaths
The next week will be busy at the Dickinson (N.D.) Research Extension Center. The cows have been turned out on cool-season grass and the yearlings need to be worked.
Tuesday, May, 13, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Hoeven invites the U.S. ag secretary to North Dakota, BLM seeks a wild horse and donkey care facility and Manitoba spud growers talk with Simplot.
Monday, May, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
The May 12 Agweek cover story explores how late planting has eased the rush for fertilizer. That's a good thing, as rail delays have caused concerns over late deliveries. The issue also looks at a genotyping facility proposal in North Dakota, a failed bid for a feedlot in South Dakota, research funding for sorghum, and much more. Lisa tells you all about it.
Thursday, May, 08, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Minn. county approves hog barn to move forward
Nearly two weeks after neighbors raised a stink over a proposed hog confinement building east of Adrian, Minn., by Son-D-Farms, Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday accepted a recommendation from the planning commission to move the development forward.
Wednesday, May, 07, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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SD county votes down 50,000-head feedlot
The Hand County (S.D.) Commission on May 6 voted 3-2 against the approval of a conditional use permit for a 50,000-head cattle feedlot. Northern Prime Feeders LLC has been working to build a lot on the Eagle Pass Ranch property in the Ree Heights, S.D., area, between Highmore and Miller.
Tuesday, May, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Drought sends Calif. cattle packing — to Texas
For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Internet ag advocate says combat negativity
FARGO, N.D. — If agriculture presents a new face to consumers, it might look a lot like Greg Peterson’s. Peterson, 23, is the eldest of a trio of brothers from central Kansas and the leader in creating a series of agricultural advocacy videos that have gone viral since June 2012.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Canola prepares for larger acreage
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The 2013 to ’14 Canadian canola carryout is expected to finish at more than 3 million metric tons, which will be a record. The commercial pipeline and on-farm storage will be saturated with canola stocks at the end of the crop year. This will keep basis levels historically wide.
Monday, April, 28, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef yield per animal makes a difference from ranch to packer
Cattle feeders live by numbers. Gain, feed efficiency, rations and of course prices — each one matters to the ultimate bottom line, but there’s one figure that might be less understood among cow-calf producers.
Monday, April, 21, 2014 - - News

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Pea markets steady
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — There isn’t a lot of news from the pea market. Trade is steady and mostly flat. Exports continue at a pace equivalent to just fewer than 3 million metric tons per year, largely to China, India and the U.S. Although exports are moving well, domestic use is lower and the carryover is building.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Blizzard wallops region during calving season
FARGO, N.D. — A blizzard blew through the region on March 30 and 31, dumping and drifting about a foot of heavy snow from southeast Montana into eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, putting cattle producers on alert but creating no immediate, catastrophic losses.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU researcher retires
FARGO, N.D. — Vern Anderson, one of North Dakota State University’s prominent livestock researchers, has left the feedlot after 35 years and will move into a consulting business.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Manure on frozen ground leads to economic loss
ST. PAUL — Application of manure on frozen ground almost guarantees economic loss on the value of manure while also potentially harming the environment. Phosphorus and nitrogen in manure can have negative effects in the environment when in excess.
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - - News

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Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers
North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in early January 2014
Monday, April, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDSU, collaborators set ag drone research plan
Researchers at North Dakota State University are calling their upcoming work a “proof-of-concept” study that will help determine if and how drones might help farmers and ranchers in everyday business.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tripp County is cattle king in SD
The Jorgensen family — with about 3,200 bulls pn a ranch northwest of Winner, S.D. — have one of the many operations that help make Tripp County top in the state for the cattle industry. Nestled along the Nebraska border, Tripp County has the most cattle of any county in South Dakota, with 160,000 head within its borders, according to data collected from 2013.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Mustard prices decent
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Mustard markets have probably worked better than any other through the winter. Prices have stayed at decent levels, maybe not as high as you’d like, but far closer to year ago levels than wheat or canola.
Monday, March, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Beef cows declining in US
North Dakota beef cow numbers increased for the second straight year, but U.S. numbers continued an eight-year decline. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the much-anticipated cattle report on Jan. 31. The report documented numbers for all classes of cattle on U.S. farms and ranches as of Jan. 1, 2013.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sustainability claims need evidence to back them up
“Just thinking or saying you’re sustainable isn’t good enough.” That’s what McDonald’s Corp. executive Bob Langert told cattlemen last month. Consumers want proof. It might be hard to define such an abstraction, let alone prove what you’ve always done. Developing wells, practicing responsible grazing, protecting wildlife habitats — maybe that’s just part of who you are as a rancher.
Monday, March, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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