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Growing Together: 50 tips for May gardening
I enjoy our weekly visits so much it's difficult for me to choose between the many possible topics. This week, 50 pieces of timely May information floated in my head, and each could make an entire essay. Because I couldn't decide, here are all 50 age-old gardening tidbits in bite-size form.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Fourth grader sees ag up-close
Emily Gorder, 10, of Fargo, in early April was declared the winner of a North Dakota Ag at the Capitol Day poster contest. The fourth grader at Washington Elementary drew the Earth in the middle of her poster, surrounded by various agricultural enterprises — dairy cows, pigs, vegetables and other crops.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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AGWEEK TV: Farmers welcome timely rains
Timely rains turn things around for growers, a new generation faces the challenges and demands of the family farm, and an NDSU student builds a tiny tractor for a competition. Don't miss this week's episode of AgweekTV.
Monday, May, 18, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding causes ag losses in North Dakota
The current estimate of cropland that will be lost to the lake in 2015 is 133,888 acres, according to Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board, and Bill Hodous, North Dakota State University Extension Service Ramsey County agent.
Sunday, May, 17, 2015 - - News

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Students preparing tractor for national competition
For the past several months North Dakota State University students have been working to build a ¼-scale tractor, basically from the ground up.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Cold snap not yet fatal for crops
Cold temperatures in the past three days have threatened early-emerging crops in the Dakotas and Minnesota, but there are no widespread reports of freeze damage.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Biosecurity is everyone's business
The recent outbreak of bird flu among poultry operations in the Midwest has had a devastating impact on the birds and the families who produce and care for them.
Tuesday, May, 12, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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NDSU Research Foundation warns of illegal grain sales
Elgin, ND, a North Dakota State University-developed hard red spring wheat, is becoming a popular variety in the U.S. because of its high yield and quality potential.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - - News

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Great Western Cattle Trail brought Texas Longhorns to the High Plains
Spring and summer are perfect seasons to learn more about the region’s agricultural heritage. One of the best places to learn the “western” traditions is at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish, S.D.
Monday, May, 11, 2015 - Agweek - News

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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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