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Prairie Fare: Grocery Shopping Options Are Changing

Prairie Fare: Grocery Shopping Options Are Changing

Prairie Fare: Grocery Shopping Options Are Changing

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Anne Brien

N.D. Youth Represent 4-H at National Ag Day

Two North Dakota youth have been selected to represent 4-H at the 2018 National Ag Day student training in Washington, D.C.

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Prairie Fare: Are Eggs Healthful?

Prairie Fare: Are Eggs Healthful?

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist

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When dry, focus on hiefers and young cows

BeefTalk: When Dry, Focus on Heifers and the Young Cows

Beef production has one fundamental principle: We live and sleep with Mother Nature, so we need to listen to her.

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Prairie Fare: Prevent Accidental Poisoning in Your Home

Prairie Fare: Prevent Accidental Poisoning in Your Home

By Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist

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BeefTalk: Time for a Managerial Report Card

BeefTalk: Time for a Managerial Report Card

Spring calving is a good time to grade your operation's management efforts. By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist

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4H camp

An Adventure Awaits You at 4-H Camp

North Dakota 4-H is gearing up for another great year at the North Dakota 4-H camp. There is a camp for everyone. Camp themes range from fishing to shooting sports to science to photography, and a little bit of everything in between. New camps this year include a Ninja Challenge and a Whodunit mystery camp. These camps provide youth with excellent opportunities to make friends, learn new skills, and have fun!

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4.7.2018

Are You Inspired to Spring-clean Your Kitchen?

You can make you own chlorine-based sanitizer.

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4.9.2018

Corn Responds to Phosphorus Starter Fertilizer

Starter fertilizer increased corn grain yield 4 to 5 percent on soils testing low to medium for phosphorus.

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4.11.2018 Assistance Available for Above-normal Livestock Losses

Assistance Available for Above-normal Livestock Losses

The Livestock Indemnity Program provides payments for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality.

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4.13.2018

Youth Tractor Safety School Set

Fourteen- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for someone other than immediate family members must complete an approved tractor and machinery safety training program.

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4.15.2018

Several Factors May Contribute to Beef Cattle Pregnancy Losses

Develop good herd health and vaccination strategies to minimize losses.

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Drought Picture

Proper Timing of Pasture Turnout Critical for Drought Recovery

Grazing too early in the spring can result in decreased forage production the entire grazing season.

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Coffee 4.18.2018

Prairie Fare: Coffee Drinkers, Take Note

If you are a coffee drinker, you are not alone; nearly two out of three people have coffee daily.

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4.16.2018 poor cow

Good Feed Management Helps Prevent Weak Calves

Bad weather and poor cow nutrition are the leading causes of weak calf syndrome.

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4.17.2018

BeefTalk: Grass Calving

Opportunities make the grass-born calf a very real option.

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4.16.2018 grain

Work Safely Around Grain

Make sure everyone working around stored grain understands the hazards and proper safety procedures.

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4.17.2018 lactating cows

Adequate Nutrition Vital for Lactating Cows

The timing of calving, the dam's age, and forage quality and availability determine the most appropriate feeding strategy.

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Archery 2018

Youth Place at 4-H Archery Indoor Championships

Dickey, Steele/Traill and Morton County teams take first place.

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N.D. Angus Calf Feed-out Program Set

N.D. Angus Calf Feed-out Program Set

Producers will learn how their Angus-sired cattle could perform in a feedlot.

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4.23.2018

Document Actions PrinNDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Banquet Kicks Off Centennial Year

An assistant professor, the student services and advising director, and scholarship recipients were recognized.

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4.22.2018

Stretch Forage Resources Until Pasture Turnout

Producers may need to think outside of their traditional feeding strategy.

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Grass Management Determines Success

Grass Management Determines Success

A good stand of crested wheatgrass has the capacity to meet cows’ and calves’ nutritional requirements.

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