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BROOKINGS — To meet the needs of emerging demand within the sheep industry for superior young ewe genetics available in smaller lot sizes, South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA), in cooperation with SDSU Extension, hosted a Premium Ewe Sale and educational programming, July 28 at Mag…

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DES MOINES, IA – The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs following the We Care ethical principles and who is committed to shari…

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. — The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) officially released BOLT-powered expected progeny differences (EPDs) on Aug. 6. The transition to this new single-step method of EPD calculation changes the way genomic information is incorporated into the AGA's database and makes c…

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a global dairy food cooperative owned by family dairy farmers, applauds the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent announcement to purchase $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution to food assistance programs.

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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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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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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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FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market.

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Washington, D.C. — On Aug. 8, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) urged US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to pursue country-of-origin labeling (COOL) issues in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). CPA believes that reinstatement of COO…

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BROOKINGS, S.D. - Using ditch hay to feed cattle is a common practice across the U.S. It provides livestock producers with a source of readily available forage which can be very useful particularly during feed shortages.

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BROOKINGS — Results of the SDSU Extension Net Wrap Survey will be shared at 10 a.m. August 21, 2018 during Dakotafest 2018 in the SDSU Extension tent (#600).

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Management, marketing and genetics of Dorper hair sheep will be the focus of a field day Sept. 6 at North Dakota State University’s Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC) ranch headquarters southwest of Manning.