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Minerals for Cattle

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Why are minerals important? What happens if cattle don’t get enough of a particular mineral or too much? While varying mineral levels may not have the immediate impact of a major shift in energy or protein levels, the long-term effects on animal health, longevity and growth are significant.

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Corn Hybrid Trial Results

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In 2013, corn hybrid trials were conducted by NDSU research and Extension personnel throughout North Dakota. The hybrids were planted in replicated plots in each location. However, plot size, number of replications and experimental design varied by location. The 2013 growing season started out wet and cold, so planting significantly lagged behind the long-term average. Also, conditions were dry during July and August, causing drought stress that negatively impacted yield.

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2014 Sugar Beet Production Guide

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The 2014 Sugar Beet Production Guide offers a plan for profitable sugar beet production. The guide provides useful information to assist growers in making timely management decisions on weed control, soil fertility, insect and disease control, and most other aspects of sugar beet production in Minnesota and North Dakota.

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Alternative Land Lease Agreements

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More than half the cropland in the north-central region of the U.S. is rented, so rental rate and leasing information is highly sought after by landowners and land operators. AgLease101.org is a website that has multistate materials to help landowners and land operators discuss and resolve issues to avoid legal risk.

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Biosecurity Vital in Combating Swine Virus

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Implementing strict biosecurity procedures is as important as ever, now that North Dakota has its first case of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv). The PEDv has killed more than 4 million U.S. pigs since it was discovered last year. Biosecurity involves making sure the swine barn is clean and virus-free, and establishing a line of separation between the clean area (the barn) and the dirty area (anywhere outside the barn). It also includes washing boots and clothing before and after being around swine, and cleaning and disinfecting vehicles used to transport pigs.

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Plotting a Course for 2014

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For most farm and ranch managers, developing realistic commodity price expectations is one of the most difficult and complex tasks of the planning process. To ease the burden of forecasting planning prices, the NDSU Extension Service has prepared a summary of projected short- and long-term planning prices.

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Caught in the Grain!

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People can become caught or trapped in grain in three different ways: the collapse of bridged grain, collapse of a vertical wall of grain and flowing grain. Moving or flowing grain is involved in all three. People who work with grain – loading it, unloading it and moving it from bin to bin – need to know about the hazards of flowing grain and how to prevent a grain entrapment situation.

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Myth or Fact?

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Anyone wanting to start a business can find lots of advice, but some claims are too good to be true. You need to sort out the myths from the realities before deciding whether starting a business is the right decision for you.

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Crop and Livestock Planning Price Projections Now Available

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Short- and long-term agricultural planning price projections for North Dakota are now available. The publication shows 2014 price projections for crops and livestock produced in the state and price estimates for future years. Price projections are given for the major crop commodities, including wheat, durum, oats, feed barley, malting barley, oil sunflowers, nonoil sunflowers, corn, soybeans, canola, flaxseed, winter wheat, dry beans, dry peas, lentils, alfalfa hay and mixed hay.

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Extension: 100 Years of Service

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In 2014, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service, a state-by-state national network of educators who extend university-based research and knowledge to the people. The Smith-Lever Act has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives.

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