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Commentary: Genetic diversity in beef cattle is a good thing
Let me preface this column by saying the world always is changing and the beef industry is not immune to those changes. As a beef industry, if producers only read and visit about beef production and associated issues, the industry eventually will fail. That is not to say the activities that will replace the beef industry are better, but ignorance of change results in change.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - NDSU Extension Service - News

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NDSU to provide ethanol risk management training
North Dakota State University is providing a three-day course on risk management to members of the corn ethanol industry June 16 to 18 in Fargo. The training will take place in NDSU's commodity trading room, which is in Barry Hall at 811 2nd Avenue N.
Thursday, May, 21, 2015 - - News

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Wet, cold weather creates calf health risks
Recent weather conditions have been difficult for young calves and can cause some serious health issues, North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock experts warn.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - - News

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Meehan named livestock stewardship specialist
Miranda Meehan recently joined North Dakota State University’s Animal Sciences Department as the NDSU Extension Service’s first livestock environmental stewardship specialist.
Wednesday, May, 20, 2015 - North Dakota State University Extension Service - News

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Stem counts help assess alfalfa stand potential
Producers usually experience some winterkill in alfalfa every spring, and 2015 is no exception. North Dakota State University researcher Marisol Berti recently reported winterkill from Wisconsin to North Dakota, especially in stands 3 years or older. Newer stands usually are more winter hardy unless soil heaving occurred.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - - News

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As freeze warning looms over region, gardeners, farmers on guard
While Jack Frost nipped a bit at the Red River Valley overnight Sunday, it's likely to take a bigger bite tonight. A freeze warning is in effect from 9 p.m. until 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday, May, 19, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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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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