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Growing Together: Area spruce trees ravaged by new disease
FARGO -- A potentially devastating disease epidemic is attacking our region's most common evergreen trees. Colorado, Black Hills and Norway spruce have long been planted in yards and shelterbelts. Most of the tree-type evergreens in our region are spruce, ranging in color from silvery blue to deep green and growing 40 or 50 feet high. And now a relatively new disease called Stigmina needlecast is causing serious damage.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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AgweekTV: Weather has taken its toll on topsoil
This week on AgweekTV, our weather this year is taking a toll on our valuable topsoil. What some experts would like farmers to do to prevent erosion. And, there’s more help for livestock producers from the NDSU Extension Service. We’ll also show you how to make a quick and healthy summer dessert using one of the region’s most popular crops. More more, click the link above.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Have a plan to manage cowherd subgroups
Spotty spring rains are helping relieve dry conditions. But there will always be a ranch short of moisture, so planning for the dry days is critical. But the real challenge with the implementation of a long-term grazing plan and developing stocking rate reductions based on seasonal moisture is that cattle are not easy to gather.
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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NDSU grad fills newly formed livestock environmental stewardship position
Miranda Meehan had her first herd of 15 cattle while she was still in high school. "It was my responsibility to take care of them," she said. "I had to help purchase feed and vaccines, pay for vet bills. And I showed them so I had to get them prepared for shows and all those responsibilities. I spent hours out in the barn."
Friday, May, 08, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Management, disease assessment good cattle 'insurance'
Insurance isn’t available to protect cattle as it does crops, but livestock producers can take steps to “insure” the success of their operations. That “insurance” is part management and part product/protocol selection, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist Gerald Stokka and beef cattle specialist Carl Dahlen.
Wednesday, May, 06, 2015 - - News

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Alternative cow-calf production systems
Ranchers face two competing economic realities today, says Warren Rusche, South Dakota State University Extension cow-calf field specialist.
Tuesday, May, 05, 2015 - - News

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Planting hinges on a multitude of factors
MERRIFIELD, N.D. — It’s a windy spring morning, the kind that sends kites soaring and rips hats from heads. The indefatigable wind forces Merrifield, N.D., farmer Bob Drees to make yet another planting-related decision.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: A call to action for all who treasure plants
FARGO -- Brookings, S.D., St. Cloud, Minn., and Winnipeg have something Fargo-Moorhead doesn't. They have large horticultural gardens that are extremely popular with residents while attracting crowds of tourists.
Monday, May, 04, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Opinion: Animal protein provides best source of nutrients
In her letter to The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead on April 12, Nancy J. Jones emphasized the main talking point from my interview in the April 3 Farmers’ Forum.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - Opinion

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Soil salt spots bigger this year
Areas of North Dakota with a white crust on the soil are expanding this spring due to an accumulation of salts in the soil, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Thursday, April, 30, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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NDSU extension: Livestock producers need stocking rate reduction plan
Livestock producers should have a drought management plan in place prior to pasture turnout in case drought persists into the growing season this year, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock and rangeland specialists say.
Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Heitkamp announces federal funding for scientific research at NDSU
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today in a news release almost $150,000 in federal funding for scientific research at North Dakota State University.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: Coaching readers on vegetable gardening basics
FARGO -- Have you ever hesitated trying something new because you didn't know where to begin? I've never golfed. Picture me showing up at a golf course giving it a whirl alone and untaught. I know you whack a white ball toward a tiny hole somewhere in the distance. Maybe I could figure it out as I go.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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AgweekTV: Rain and the lack of it continues to dominate ag talk
We’ll take you to Wahpeton, N.D., to Minn-Dak and show you how a sugar beet gets turned into something sweet. And NDSU offers children a chance to get up close and personal with farm animals.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Officials: Avian flu won't have negative effect on supply, price of poultry and eggs
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Despite a massive outbreak of avian influenza, consumers shouldn't expect to see price increases or shortages in eggs and poultry products at their local supermarkets. As avian influenza has swept across Minnesota, more than 2.6 million birds have died or been killed to prevent further spread of the epidemic. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday, the first Minnesota agriculture emergency declaration state officials can recall.
Monday, April, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Start planning now if summer looks dry
Agricultural producers often experience feelings of uncertainty that are sourced in many day-to-day issues. The biggest uncertainty is the weather.
Tuesday, April, 21, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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NDSU crop breeder to tour Asia
The customer is always right, especially when he’s buying 50 percent of your crop. That’s why Mohamed Mergoum, North Dakota State University wheat breeder, is part of a team of U.S. wheat breeders visiting Asia this month on a U.S. Wheat Associates trade trip.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Growing Together: Lesser-known annuals are an opportunity for adventure
If you're up for an adventure, skip petunias and marigolds and discover the world of lesser-known annuals. Many of the following types graced the flower beds of our grandparents. Not all are offered by every garden center, but enjoy a scavenger hunt to each of the region's growers. I've added the word "easy" behind descriptions of the most carefree.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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NDSU holds 4-h events
FARGO, N.D. — Youth from across North Dakota participated in several 4-H horse-related events at North Dakota State University and the NDSU Equine Center on March 28 to 29.
Saturday, April, 18, 2015 - - News

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