Sunday, November 19, 2017

Columnists

The chronic wasting disease map keeps enlarging

By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum Lately I’ve been noticing one particular animal disease popping up more frequently and over widening areas in...

2018 is the Year of the Tulip

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Reprinted from the National Garden Bureau, www.ngb.org Tulips say “spring” like no other flowers. Their vivid, paint-box colors are a...

BeefTalk: Beef growth performance continues to be stable

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Beef cattle performance growth trends, as calculated through the Cow Herd Appraisal of Performance Software (CHAPS), are very...

Make good use of leftovers this holiday season

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service As I peered in our refrigerator the other day, I noticed some small containers with dabs...

Impact of supply management programs on crop exports

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center We have heard over and over again from people who do not like...

The Planted Row: Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor The older I get, the more I succumb to the power of memory. I am thankful for all the blessings...

Willful ignorance

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File Michael Lewis is a serious writer with a list of serious bona fides: Princeton bachelor’s degree, master’s from the...

SAM weather season approaches

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 11/14/17 — We are approaching the time of the year when grain markets are dominated by news out...

SAM weather season approaches

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 11/14/17 — We are approaching the time of the year when grain markets are dominated by news out...

Ganje: How not to transfer real estate and mineral interests

by David Ganje Ganje Law Offices It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile anymore: the world of real estate and mineral interests has changed. Yet, in the law,...

Jerry Nelson: Turkey time

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum Thanksgiving is almost here, that day when we stuff ourselves until our tummies are as tight as drumheads...

Thoughts from the cornfield

by Jane Green Special to the Farm Forum This past Saturday afternoon, I rode in the buddy seat of our combine keeping my ‘dearly beloved’ company...

BeefTalk: Beef production weaning 498 pounds per cow exposed

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Friendly, conversational chitchat rules at cattle gatherings. Conversation guides us, particularly when someone casually notes the ranch had just...

Cranberries, a colorful and nutritious fruit

By David F. Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Fall is a busy time for farmers in the northern Great Plains, harvesting thousands of acres of corn...

If we are going to have a farm program, supply management...

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center The Texas Farmers Union contracted with the Agricultural Policy Analysis Center to develop...

Are you among the 1 in 3?

By Julie Garden-Robinson Food and Nutrition Specialist NDSU Extension Service An estimated 84 million Americans have this condition and 90 percent do not know they have...

The Planted Row: Veterans Day had a bloody beginning

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor When I was a boy of 9 or 10 years old, my favorite movie was “Sergeant York.” If you’re not...

Guebert: Comparing lazy dogs

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File A joke bouncing around the ag grapevine shines more light on where rural America’s politics are than where its...

Fears mount over potential loss of NAFTA

By Sara Wyant Special to the Farm Forum Later this month, negotiators from the U.S., Mexico and Canada head to Mexico City to discuss the North...

Don’t miss the miracles

By Miranda Reiman Certified Angus Beef LLC After a couple of licks, the baby calf got up, wobbled ever so slightly and then confidently turned its...

Caring for asparagus in the fall

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist A hard freeze has finally taken care of any remaining green foliage on most herbaceous plants and deciduous trees,...

A life sentence

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum I was only nine years old when I received my life sentence. Third grade had started out so promising....

Warm yourself with some soup

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “Mom, now my hands will smell like onions!” my older daughter said as she chopped a...

What you can’t do with a VFD

By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum For some time now, livestock producers and veterinarians, myself included, have been wrapping our heads around the...

BeefTalk: The challenge of cow size

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Size has been the common denominator in revenue generation for cow-calf, backgrounding and feedlot operators. The process of raising...

Convenience or performance trait?

By Justin Sexten Certified Angus Beef LLC We often consider temperament a convenience trait. Looking for bulls to use, we study pedigrees, pictures, performance data and...

Important farm program issues

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center In looking toward a farm bill based on a supply management program, today’s...

Guebert: Is it a reform plan or an obit

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File Five hundred years ago this week, a German theologian nailed a sheet of 95 statements, or theses, to a...

Harvest end in sight

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 10/31/17 — Harvest is rolling forward, with most of the soybeans now harvested and over half the corn....

The Planted Row: The secret ministry of frost

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor One thing you might not know about me is that I am a fan of poetry. I know in South...

Fall tilling in Brule County

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Q I have a lot of creeping jenny in my garden. Will fall tilling help discourage it? I also...

Family planners need people skills

by Dennis Foster Special to the Farm Forum In this month’s column I would like to spend some time on a subject that involves exactly that....

Pre-winter preparations

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum The cooler temperatures and shorter days remind us that winter is fast approaching and that we had best...

BeefTalk: Commercial Beef Production Benchmarks for 2017

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Fall is a good time to review the status of the beef operation. Although the quick-and-easy, seat-of-the-pants review is...

Tasting cookie dough is hazardous for new reasons

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist Do you ever taste cookie dough? Licking the mixing spoon or pinching a chunk of batter...

Understanding manure storage system safety risks

By Tracey Erickson SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist Are you at risk while pumping out your manure storage system? Without throwing out the “here’s your sign”...

Editorial: Farmer Fair Practice Rules withdrawal disappoints

by Gary Deering South Dakota Stockgrowers Association Gary Deering is the president of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association. He ranches with his wife Jessica and their...

Commodity and land reserves for future contingencies as well as price...

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center If the loan rates that we discussed in our previous columns are used...

Thinking About Health: Nibbling away at the Affordable Care Act

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service As annual enrollment for Obamacare insurance approaches on Nov. 1, the law itself and the people who have...

The Planted Row: Problem out of sight, out of mind

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor If your agronomist told you that your corn fields had a pest problem that was going to significantly lower your...

Trump, bullying and NAFTA

By Alan Guebert Farm and Food File If you wanted to renegotiate an aging, but working, trade treaty with two of your biggest, best customers, you’d...

Harvest grinds forward

By Ray Grabanski Special to the Farm Forum 10/24/17 — As harvest grinds forward, grains are struggling a bit after the bullish USDA report in...

Ganje: CAFOs should have financial assurance

by David Ganje Ganje Law Offices “We used to do things for posterity. Now we do things for ourselves and leave the bill to posterity.” Signs...

The boo season

by Jerry Nelson Special to the Farm Forum We have entered the creepy season, that time of year when things that go bump in the night...

2018 Perennial Plant of the Year – Allium ‘Millenium’

By David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist Reprinted from the Perennial Plant Association announcement, 10/5/17 The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the...

Oral fluids testing is changing how we find diseases in pigs

By Russ Daly Special to the Farm Forum In the midst of putting together a talk on disease diagnostics in pigs, my mind wandered to...

BeefTalk: Long-term cow-culling rate, replacement rate and cow age

By Kris Ringwall NDSU Extension Service Beef Specialist Cow culling and heifer replacement are front and center in the fall as producers evaluate older cattle, structurally...

Prairie Fare celebrates 20 years

By Julie Garden-Robinson NDSU Extension Service Food and Nutrition Specialist “What would you think about writing a weekly column?” a couple of editors from the NDSU...

Are past arguments against raising loan rates valid?

by Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray Agricultural Policy Analysis Center In designing the APAC/TFU supply management program for the 8 major storable crops...

The Planted Row: Do you have any other option?

by Stan Wise Farm Forum Editor If you ran a business and were looking for the most profitable business model, and you came up with...
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