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Shopping for cattle genetics
Early discussions of animal breeding and selection always grouped producers into three types: breeder, multiplier and commercial producer. Generally portrayed as a pyramid, the base represented the large group of commercial producers who are in the business of producing products for the consumer. These producers would obtain breeding stock from the second level within the pyramid.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Reallocating bases, updating program yields
Although the 2014 farm bill allows producers to reallocate crop bases and update program yields, not everyone will be better off making these changes. The decision to update program yields is straightforward, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist Dwight Aakre.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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PEDv found in ND
Implementing strict biosecurity procedures is as important as ever, now that North Dakota has its first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), says David Newman, North Dakota State University Extension Service swine specialist.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar shareholders slow to make ’14 grower deals
It’s getting down to the final month for growers setting their annual joint venture arrangements with shareholders of American Crystal Sugar Co.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Sugar beet show goes on
A key figure at the nation’s biggest indoor sugar beet show is gone, but the event goes on.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farmers ponder freeze damage in winter wheat
Excessive cold and the prospects of freeze-thaw issues in the southern Plains are adding to wheat market uncertainty heading into the spring. Jim Peterson, marketing director of the North Dakota Wheat Commission in Bismarck, says the market has been fickle on whether the possible freeze damage is a concern.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Centrol launches tile installation
The region’s biggest franchise in independent crop consulting is diversifying into field drainage tile installation.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Keep ND swine virus free
The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) poses such a high risk to pigs that everyone involved with swine must work to prevent its spread to North Dakota, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service swine specialist David Newman.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Landowners can reallocate crop bases
The 2014 Agricultural Act offers landowners the option to reallocate base acres and update base yields. Base acre reallocation is by individual farm units, and updating program yields is crop by crop on individual farm units.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - - News

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Students gain new perspective through study abroad
According to students and teachers from Upper Midwest schools, a lot can be gained from taking students to other areas of the world to learn from foreign ag producers and industry leaders.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, the U.S. had 109,146 farmers aged 25 to 34 in 2012, up from 106,735 in 2007.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - Agweek - News

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3-D technology would allow farmers to ‘print’ parts
Farmers and ranchers might someday be able to quickly fabricate parts and components for their machines using 3-D printers. A demonstration of the technology will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Burleigh County 4H Building, 3715 East, Bismarck Expressway, Bismarck. The event is free to the public.
Tuesday, February, 25, 2014 - - News

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Stored grain poses danger
Anyone working around grain bins needs to be aware of the dangers of stored grain, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang warns.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - - News

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Extreme cold winters influences insects and disease
In general, insect populations are highly influenced by the weather, both during the growing season and winter. Most of the insects that inhabit North Dakota are known as “cold hardy insects,” which means they have the capacity to survive cold winters.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally don’t get much attention.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Communication, goal-setting crucial to passing on farm business
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Though it’s tempting to put off planning for farm business transition, there’s too much at risk to delay, according to a North Dakota State University professor. “Let’s not procrastinate. Let’s get engaged in this planning,” said David Saxowsky, a professor in the NDSU agribusiness and applied economics department.
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Egg farmer agrees with dropping pact
FARGO, N.D. — A major regional egg producer says he’s glad the United Egg Producers won’t renew a Memorandum of Understanding with the Humane Society of the United States, and UEP is ceasing its efforts to pursue federal legislation on national cage standards (H.R. 1731), Egg Products Inspection Act of 2013), commonly referred to as the “Egg Bill.”
Friday, February, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Farm business transition examined at crop expo
Good communication is important in just about every activity involving two or more human beings. It’s especially important in planning a farm business transition, says David Saxowsky, a professor in the North Dakota State University agribusiness and applied economics department. “Communication among all the parties involved is just essential,” he says.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Plans devloping to protect sheep against OPP
Sheep producers should develop a plan to keep ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP) out of their flock, says North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist Reid Redden.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Ag Expo speaker advises how to ‘disinherit’ tax man
FARGO, N.D. — The 2014 International Crop Expo in Grand Forks, N.D., will feature discussions on estate planning that add some flair and fun to financials.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - Agweek - News

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