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Farm bill delivers for ND
I am proud because we were able to work in a bipartisan fashion to give our farmers and ranchers the certainty they deserve and North Dakota’s biggest economic driver the stability it needs.
Monday, March, 17, 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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First ND case of PEDv prompts changes for pork producers
Now that North Dakota has its first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, pork producers, exhibitors and pig transporters are making some changes.
Thursday, March, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Times are tough in sugar, but approaching planting season kindles optimism
Kelly Brantner, a fourth-generation sugar beet farmer, has seen tough times before. Another planting season is nearing, however, and Brantner and others involved in the area’s sugar beet industry say optimism is in order.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Grand Forks, N.D., conference promotes soil health
The Red River Valley region’s soil formed over 9,000 years. Speakers at a Grand Forks, N.D., conference have some suggestions on how farmers and ranchers can keep their precious soil healthy and productive.
Tuesday, March, 11, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring grain drying and storage critical
As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and grain drying expert.
Monday, March, 10, 2014 - - News

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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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