FARGO - The decision to elect the Average Crop Revenue Enrollment (ACRE) program or to stay with the Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment program became a little clearer for some producers with the yield projection from the spring wheat quality tour.
FARGO - Several small patches of halogeton, a plant toxic to sheep, cattle and herbivorous wildlife, have been found in the Badlands area of western North Dakota, east of the Little Missouri River and north of Interstate Highway 94, by Carmen Waldo, natural resources specialist with the U.S. Forest Service in the Medora Ranger District.
FARGO - The new scores for beef cattle performance have just arrived. The scores are the annual North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association (NDBCIA) benchmark values gathered from producers utilizing the CHAPS (Cow Herd Appraisal Performance System) program.
FARGO - 4-H'ers from across North Dakota met in Minot at the North Dakota State Fair to compete in the state junior and senior Consumer Choices contests on July 28. Consumer Choices requires youth to make informed decisions on consumer-related classes and then tell the judge their reasons for ranking the classes.
FARGO - U.S. cattle numbers declined for the third straight year, according to the semiannual cattle inventory report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on July 24.
FARGO - The arrival of ethanol produced from cellulosic feedstock sources has almost been a standing joke within the ethanol industry. Each year it has always been "four to five years down the road" before commercial production would become viable. That has changed because the "four to five years" is now.
FARGO - Managerial changes require a review of both the positive and negative. Previous discussion on changing the calving date has resulted in two major points: reducing the cows’ winter feeding costs and lower the death loss among newborn calves.
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