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July 1 Critical Date for Ranchers Experiencing Drought

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 25, 2020.

Lack of rain can impact forage production.

Watch for Heat Stress, Summer Pneumonia in Beef Cattle

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 24, 2020.

The combination of heat and humidity can create stress on livestock.

Be on the Lookout for Toxic Cyanobacteria

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 24, 2020.

Instances of blue-green algae are on the increase in North Dakota.

Prevented Planting Provides Opportunity for Livestock Forage

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 24, 2020.

Planting a cover crop can enhance soil health while creating feed for late-season grazing or hay and haylage production.

Test Forages for Nitrate Before Haying or Grazing

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 24, 2020.

Some forages may contain levels of nitrate that are toxic to livestock.

Rain, Snow Observers Needed to Better Forecast N.D. Flood Potential

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 03, 2020.

Volunteers help provide precipitation data.

Livestock Forage Disaster Payment Calculator Available for 2018

By karmbruster from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 12, 2018.

The Livestock Forage Disaster Program provides assistance to producers for grazing losses caused by drought.

Warm-season Annuals May Be Forage Option

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 06, 2018.

Planting summer annual forage crops could be an option where moisture is adequate for emergence or rain still may come.

Stocking Rate Reductions May be Needed

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jun 15, 2018.

Producers may see a reduction in forage production on their pastures and rangeland.

NDSU to Host Climate Workshop

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 15, 2018.

Climate prediction applications will be among the topics covered.

Drought May Have Compromised Livestock Water Quality

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on May 04, 2018.

Test water quality prior to livestock turnout.

Water Development Worth the Investment

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Apr 25, 2018.

Installing a water development project may be the answer to drought-related livestock water shortages.

Proper Timing of Pasture Turnout Critical for Drought Recovery

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Mar 16, 2018.

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

Odds Good for Drought Extending Into 2018

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Jan 31, 2018.

Conditions indicate that drought could continue in North Dakota this year.

BeefTalk: Long-term Cow-culling Rate, Replacement Rate and Cow Age

By ecrawford from Ag News from NDSU. Published on Oct 19, 2017.

Knowing how your herd compares with industry numbers is important.
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