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Regional agronomy research results, dealing with saline and sodic soils and the latest research on regenerative cropping systems will be featured topics at the 35th annual Western Dakota Crops Day, hosted by the North Dakota State University Hettinger Research Extension Center (REC). The eve…

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Cattle producers, feeders, backgrounders, feed industry personnel, animal health-care suppliers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about feedlot production, nutrition, waste management and marketing during the annual North Dakota State University Feedlot School set for Jan. 23…

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While funding for agricultural commodity programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program captures most of the attention during the development of and wrangling over the budget for the farm bill, this column is focused on the funding for agricultural research that is primarily carr…

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Copper-coated steel nails are being increasingly used during shoeing due to their proposed ability to reduce bacterial invasion, despite limited evidence for their effectiveness in this application. The objective of a recent study, conducted in Australia, was to determine whether copper-coat…

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Ration balancers are commercially prepared horse feeds that are designed to provide the trace minerals and vitamins a horse requires. The minerals and vitamins are concentrated so that only a small amount of the ration balancer needs to be fed, typically 1 to 2 pounds a day for a 1,000 pound…

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Organic Conference organizers have announced the 2019 conference keynote speakers for January 10-11. Chef Sean Sherman will present “The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America” on January 10. Farmer and registered dietician Mary Jo Forbord will p…

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A new group of leaders is set to tackle soybean policy issues in the coming year. The American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors elected its governing committee this week during the annual winter board meeting in St. Louis, and new board members immediately began …

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The Angus Foundation will once again sponsor an Angus leader to attend the 2019 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC), to be held May 29 – June 7, 2019. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2019, and submission details can be found on the Angus Found…

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With this year’s harvest of soybeans delayed beyond what is considered an ideal window of time, the opportunity for diseases to infect seed pods and in some instances, to the seed itself, was greatly increased. Across the state and the north central region, seed suppliers have reported that …

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Washington, D.C. – On Dec. 6, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef and poultry exporte…

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It takes a powerful start and decades of focus to get harvest groups that regularly qualify 100 percent for the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand. What about 97.7 percent at CAB Prime brand and that one steer “only” hitting the traditional premium Choice CAB mark?

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RENO, Nev. — Two $1,500 John Ascuaga scholarships were awarded to Bailey Kelton, Yerington, Nev. and Jae Anderson, Logan, Utah, Friday, Nov. 30, at the Western States National Hereford Show in Reno, Nev. The scholarships were given in recognition of long time Nugget Casino owner, rancher and…

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Antique shoppers must learn the vocabulary of collectibles to read catalogs, make online searches or understand words with double meanings like commode (dresser) and commode (toilet.) You also need to know that Wedgwood and Wedgewood are two unrelated, different companies. What is the differ…

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program is now accepting new members. Qualifying members include farms, farmers markets, and food businesses that raise agricultural products in Minnesota. The program helps businesses and markets connect with audien…

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The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is proud to call Wall Meats an affiliate member and wish to recognize their efforts in promoting local beef in the Wall School District. Owners Ken Charfauros and Janet Niehaus have been busy working with some great people to help bring this communit…

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Copper-coated steel nails are being increasingly used during shoeing due to their proposed ability to reduce bacterial invasion, despite limited evidence for their effectiveness in this application. The objective of a recent study, conducted in Australia, was to determine whether copper-coat…

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Ration balancers are commercially prepared horse feeds that are designed to provide the trace minerals and vitamins a horse requires. The minerals and vitamins are concentrated so that only a small amount of the ration balancer needs to be fed, typically 1 to 2 pounds a day for a 1,000 pound…

Farm Forum

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Organic Conference organizers have announced the 2019 conference keynote speakers for January 10-11. Chef Sean Sherman will present “The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America” on January 10. Farmer and registered dietician Mary Jo Forbord will p…

Farm Forum

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A new group of leaders is set to tackle soybean policy issues in the coming year. The American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors elected its governing committee this week during the annual winter board meeting in St. Louis, and new board members immediately began …

Farm Forum

Washington, D.C. – On Dec. 6, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow imports of U.S. beef and beef products into Morocco. 2018 is the first year that U.S. beef and poultry exporte…

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RENO, Nev. — Two $1,500 John Ascuaga scholarships were awarded to Bailey Kelton, Yerington, Nev. and Jae Anderson, Logan, Utah, Friday, Nov. 30, at the Western States National Hereford Show in Reno, Nev. The scholarships were given in recognition of long time Nugget Casino owner, rancher and…

Farm Forum

It takes a powerful start and decades of focus to get harvest groups that regularly qualify 100 percent for the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand. What about 97.7 percent at CAB Prime brand and that one steer “only” hitting the traditional premium Choice CAB mark?

Farm Forum

The Angus Foundation will once again sponsor an Angus leader to attend the 2019 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC), to be held May 29 – June 7, 2019. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2019, and submission details can be found on the Angus Found…

Farm Forum

With this year’s harvest of soybeans delayed beyond what is considered an ideal window of time, the opportunity for diseases to infect seed pods and in some instances, to the seed itself, was greatly increased. Across the state and the north central region, seed suppliers have reported that …

Ag News

Antique shoppers must learn the vocabulary of collectibles to read catalogs, make online searches or understand words with double meanings like commode (dresser) and commode (toilet.) You also need to know that Wedgwood and Wedgewood are two unrelated, different companies. What is the differ…

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Minnesota Grown program is now accepting new members. Qualifying members include farms, farmers markets, and food businesses that raise agricultural products in Minnesota. The program helps businesses and markets connect with audien…

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The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is proud to call Wall Meats an affiliate member and wish to recognize their efforts in promoting local beef in the Wall School District. Owners Ken Charfauros and Janet Niehaus have been busy working with some great people to help bring this communit…