STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Dialed-in sheep producers
I once wrote an Agweek cover story on the growing use of cell phone apps in agriculture. Anything that helps farmers and ranchers make better, faster decisions is a good thing, and agriculturalists ge... Posted on 8/2/13 at 9:09 AM
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy.
Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
The National Sheep Improvement Program is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions, according to Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist.
NDSU Agriculture Communication
February 17, 2014
President Barack Obama may not be getting much in the way of positive feedback as it relates to the national economy, but the agricultural industry is. Forbes magazine recently named the Agricultural Heartland as one of five U.S. regions to watch in 2012 — other key regions are: the Energy Belt, the New Foundry, the Technosphere and the Pacific Northwest — highlighting them as poised to flourish economically.
WASHINGTON — A teenage girl who invented a dissolvable sugar packet made from potato starch paper brought her project to the White House Science Fair on Feb. 7, where she was singled out for praise by President Obama.
RICHARDTON, N.D. — Wally Wald, one of southwest North Dakota’s longest-active farm equipment dealers, is closing the doors.
Wald, 78, who lives in Dickinson, N.D., held an implement dealership auction Oct. 29 that was the end of the line for Richardton (N.D.) Farm Equipment Inc. The business was started by previous owners John Erdle and Ralph Messer in fall 1957. Wald had worked for Erdle and Messer for 10 years and in July 1977 bought the business with partners Chuck Forster and Glenn Hochhalter.
ENGELWOOD, Colo. — What do a textile worker in North Carolina, a lance corporal in Iraq, a young father from Peru and a restaurateur in New York have in common? Easy. They’re all part of the thousands of workers in the United States who owe their livelihoods and sometimes their lives to America’s sheep industry. And that’s why Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, is right in seeking a “time out” in the environmentalists’ mad rush to destroy a quarter of that industry.
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