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Farm & Ranching Bottom Line - Feb 28

Popular Mid-winter Event to Focus on Cattle

After focusing successfully on crop production for the past two years, the 2017 edition of “Farming and Ranching for the Bottom Line” will put more attention on beef cattle topics. The unique event, scheduled for February 28 at Bismarck State College, is a joint effort of the Area 4 Soil Conservation Districts, USDA’s ARS and NRCS, NDSU’s Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station, and BSC.

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2016 Field to Fork Webinars

2017 Field to Fork Webinars Begin in February

The North Dakota State University Extension Service launched the Field to Fork campaign in 2016 to increase people’s knowledge of growing, transporting, processing and preserving fruits and vegetables safely. Vegetables that grow well in North Dakota, food safety and wine making are among the topics for this year’s Field to Fork webinars.

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Long Term Health Care - Feb 15, 2017

NDSU Extension Service to Host Long-Term Health Care Workshops in Bismarck

To assist North Dakota’s farm and ranch families in planning for long-term care expenses, NDSU Extension Service, in cooperation with University of Minnesota Extension, is planning a number of Long-term Health Care Planning for North Dakota Farmers and Ranchers workshops for North Dakotans. These workshops will outline what long-term care is, the statistics on the probability of needing long-term care, some of the terms involved, an explanation of the federal Medicare and Medicaid program qualification guidelines, and methods for paying for long-term care.

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State Board of Agricultural Research and Education Requesting Applications

North Dakota’s State Board of Agricultural Research and Education (SBARE) is requesting applications for membership on the board for a position representing the 10-county area of Sheridan, Wells, Eddy, Foster, Stutsman, Kidder, Burleigh, Emmons, Logan and McIntosh counties.

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Clogged Dryer Vents

Problems with Snow Covered Dryer Vents

The vent on your clothes dryer is a critical component that filters lint, dust and other debris from the dryer's cabinet. If you have experienced any of the following problems, it may be best to take a look at your outside vent checking that no snow is blocking it and/or replace the vent with an newer more efficient style.

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NDSU Offers Updated Crop Compare Program for 2017

NDSU Offers Updated Crop Compare Program for 2017

The program provides a tool for producers to check the changing scenarios until final planting decisions are made this spring. The North Dakota State University Extension Service has updated the Crop Compare program, which is a spreadsheet designed to compare cropping alternatives. The most favorable crop budgets were in the western part of the state.

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Cattle and Cold Weather

Winter in the Northern Great Plains is inevitable. It will be cold and it will snow. The question is how much and for how long. A 2-3 day blizzard started on December 5, 2016 followed by subzero temperatures the following week. Another blizzard hit on December 26, 2016. Snow falls are hard to measure with 30-60 mile per hour winds.

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 Veterinary Feed Directive Handout

Veterinary Feed Directive

Goes Into Effect on January 1, 2017. Will you be ready?

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Local Family Receives Harvest Bowl Honor

Dave and Colleen Pearce of Bismarck were recognized as Burleigh County’s honoree at the 43rd annual Harvest Bowl Nov. 4 and 5.

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Thermometer in Turkey

Turkey Basics

As you prepare for your Thanksgiving feast, here are a couple tips on some subjects that I’m hearing about this holiday season.

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