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If I had a time machine, I’d use it to travel back to the time before the farm crisis of the 1980s dealt a severe blow to my family’s farm. I’d happily live through those days again when most of my family still worked on the farm — even if it meant I’d have to work harder than I do now.

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8/14/18 — It’s rare that USDA would raise soybean yields 6 percent or more in any one report, but they did just that for soybean yields in the August 10 USDA report. In fact, about half the time, USDA doesn’t need to change the final yield number more than 5 percent up or down in the entire …

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(THE CONVERSATION) — In the first of many pending lawsuits to go to trial, a jury in San Francisco concluded on Aug. 10 that the plaintiff had developed cancer from exposure to Roundup, Monsanto’s widely used herbicide, and ordered the company to pay US$289 million in damages.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Nineteen individuals will be honored in an onstage ceremony with the VIP Citation at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. The VIP Citation recognizes individuals’ significant contributions to FFA and agricultural education.

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A few years ago, out of idle curiosity, I took a 23andMe DNA test. I was certain that I’m approximately 100% Norwegian, so it wasn’t surprising when 23andMe confirmed that I’m probably the whitest person on the planet.

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Enjoy socializing with fellow Angus peers as well as meeting new acquaintances at this year’s upcoming ND Angus tour. The tour will headquarter out of Mandan, ND and feature North Dakota Angus breeders West of the Missouri River.

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Sounds of thunder interrupted the radio blaring on our front porch. With binoculars we watched lightning strikes in the distance, waiting for a dispatcher’s voice to say the call number 9210. When those numerals rang out over the storm, we knew the lightning had turned to wildfire. It was ti…

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Bath, SD – The FFA corduroy jacket is more than part of Official Dress. To its owner, the FFA jacket is a physical reminder of the personal accomplishments achieved through the organization - a symbol of commitment and dedication for all who wear the corduroy. The jacket unifies members in a…

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Livestock production depends largely on the feeding program, and what you should feed your animals will depend on forage quality analyses. Forage quality determines the potential of a forage to produce the desired animal response. It can measure intake, palatability, digestibility, nutrient …

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Crop and livestock producers and others interested in composting will have an opportunity to learn more during the Manure Compost Demo Day that North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is hosting Aug. 24 near Carpio, N.D.

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In this country you have to take the bad with the good. It’s heartening to see the good that’s come along with ample moisture in much of the state. While there are dry areas around too, it’s good to see the hearty hay crops, lush pastures, and full stock dams in places that normally don’t se…

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How do you keep a heavy door from slamming shut? That was a problem to be solved by the mid-18th century when huge brass hinges held the doors. It was solved with wedges, heavy rocks or doorstops of many sizes and shapes. Cast-iron figural door stops were made in the early 1900s but did not …

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The state Game, Fish and Parks Department will conclude its pheasant brood survey on Wednesday. While the final report is not intended to be a true population estimate, many hunters view it that way. In fact, the report, which is traditionally unveiled around Labor Day weekend, is heralded a…

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According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, southeastern and south central Iowa are experiencing prolonged heat and moisture stress. In early August, there were twospotted spider mites detected in corn and beans. I recommend scouting corn and soybean fields for mite infestations this month, espec…

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BATH – The South Dakota FFA and SDSU both have a long standing tradition of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Therefore, celebrating the start of a new school year and starting a new cycle of building leaders together is a natural. Attend the SDSU Beef Bowl…

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If I had a time machine, I’d use it to travel back to the time before the farm crisis of the 1980s dealt a severe blow to my family’s farm. I’d happily live through those days again when most of my family still worked on the farm — even if it meant I’d have to work harder than I do now.

Farm Forum

8/14/18 — It’s rare that USDA would raise soybean yields 6 percent or more in any one report, but they did just that for soybean yields in the August 10 USDA report. In fact, about half the time, USDA doesn’t need to change the final yield number more than 5 percent up or down in the entire …

Farm Forum

(THE CONVERSATION) — In the first of many pending lawsuits to go to trial, a jury in San Francisco concluded on Aug. 10 that the plaintiff had developed cancer from exposure to Roundup, Monsanto’s widely used herbicide, and ordered the company to pay US$289 million in damages.

Farm Forum

INDIANAPOLIS – Nineteen individuals will be honored in an onstage ceremony with the VIP Citation at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. The VIP Citation recognizes individuals’ significant contributions to FFA and agricultural education.

Farm Forum

A few years ago, out of idle curiosity, I took a 23andMe DNA test. I was certain that I’m approximately 100% Norwegian, so it wasn’t surprising when 23andMe confirmed that I’m probably the whitest person on the planet.

Farm Forum

Bath, SD – The FFA corduroy jacket is more than part of Official Dress. To its owner, the FFA jacket is a physical reminder of the personal accomplishments achieved through the organization - a symbol of commitment and dedication for all who wear the corduroy. The jacket unifies members in a…

Farm Forum

Livestock production depends largely on the feeding program, and what you should feed your animals will depend on forage quality analyses. Forage quality determines the potential of a forage to produce the desired animal response. It can measure intake, palatability, digestibility, nutrient …

Farm Forum

Crop and livestock producers and others interested in composting will have an opportunity to learn more during the Manure Compost Demo Day that North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is hosting Aug. 24 near Carpio, N.D.

Ag News

How do you keep a heavy door from slamming shut? That was a problem to be solved by the mid-18th century when huge brass hinges held the doors. It was solved with wedges, heavy rocks or doorstops of many sizes and shapes. Cast-iron figural door stops were made in the early 1900s but did not …

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featured

The state Game, Fish and Parks Department will conclude its pheasant brood survey on Wednesday. While the final report is not intended to be a true population estimate, many hunters view it that way. In fact, the report, which is traditionally unveiled around Labor Day weekend, is heralded a…

Farm Forum

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, southeastern and south central Iowa are experiencing prolonged heat and moisture stress. In early August, there were twospotted spider mites detected in corn and beans. I recommend scouting corn and soybean fields for mite infestations this month, espec…

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Biologists from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department expect a fall duck flight that is up 12 percent from last year, according to a news release. The uptick in duck numbers is based on observations from the department’s annual mid-July waterfowl production survey.

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BATH – The South Dakota FFA and SDSU both have a long standing tradition of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Therefore, celebrating the start of a new school year and starting a new cycle of building leaders together is a natural. Attend the SDSU Beef Bowl…