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Big Changes Occurring in Red River Valley Agricultural Economics

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 22, 2015.

Red River Valley farms saw a record high net farm income in 2012 plummet by 88 percent in 2013 and then by 79 percent in 2014.

Prairie Fare: Who Needs Strength Training?

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 21, 2015.

Strengthening our muscles, we can reduce body fat and maintain or potentially reduce our blood pressure.

NDSU to Provide Ethanol Risk Management Training

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 21, 2015.

The program will combine lectures with hands-on learning in the form of exercises, case studies and trading simulations.

BeefTalk: Genetic Diversity is a Good Thing

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 21, 2015.

Crossbreeding various breeds of cattle produced calves that are genetically varied. This expanded gene pool has positive benefits on calf survival, growth and subsequent reproduction as mature cattle.

Wet, Cold Weather Creates Calf Health Risks

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 20, 2015.

Producers should monitor their calf crop closely in the next week to 10 days.

Stem Counts Help Assess Alfalfa Stand Potential

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 19, 2015.

Newer stands usually are more winter hardy.

Devils Lake Flooding Continues to Cause Agricultural Losses

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 15, 2015.

Approximately 10,000 acres of additional cropland is estimated to be lost for every 1 foot rise in the level of Devils Lake.

Prairie Fare: Try a Fruit With Appeal

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 14, 2015.

Bananas have been a popular fruit for thousands of years. In early times, bananas were held in such high esteem they became known as the "fruit of the wise man" and "fruit of paradise."

Thin Cows? A Pre-breeding Nutritional Push Helps

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 14, 2015.

Winter effects will vary, but for those cows that used up some conditioning during the cold winter, spring feed is critical to meet lactation needs, as well pending reproductive needs.

Dairy Focus: Biosecurity is Everyone’s Business

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 12, 2015.

Biosecurity is vital for protecting all agricultural operations.

Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry During Summer

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 11, 2015.

Keeping stored grain cool helps reduce insect infestations and mold growth.

BeefTalk: Have a Plan to Manage Cowherd Subgroups

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 07, 2015.

The point and challenge is that beef producers need to have a plan. In other words, it is the process of slowly changing stocking rates to reflect the changing plant communities in response to changing moisture supplies.

Consider Early Grazing Alternatives

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 07, 2015.

Grazing native range grasses too early can reduce forage production.

Prairie Fare: Leftover Breakfast Cereal? Think Outside the Box

By rmattern from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 07, 2015.

We have plenty of ways to use cereal while saving money and reducing waste along the way. We just need to think outside the box a bit.

Dairy Focus: Technology Will Drive Dairy Industry Progress

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 07, 2015.

Precision dairy technology doesn’t replace good management; it enhances it.
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