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Here are the latest publications from NDSU Extension.

When Prices Rise: Living on Your Income

An increase in the price of goods and services can be traumatic. When you have to pay for things such as gasoline, food and heath care, other difficulties may arise, especially if you and your family are living on a fixed income. Realizing that your income does not go as far as it used to, even in covering just the basics, can be alarming. When prices rise, don’t panic, but don’t become complacent, either. Don’t stop credit payments or ignore the fact that you are facing financial difficulties. Surviving a financial crisis will take work and planning, but it can be done. But act as soon as possible

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Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock

Nitrate poisoning can occur commonly in cattle raised in North Dakota and other areas of the western Great Plains. Poisoning is usually associated with animals ingesting forage or feed witha high nitrate content. Sheep and cattle are more susceptible to poisoning than nonruminant species because microbes in their digestive tract favor the conversion of nitrate to nitrite.

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Identifying Leaf Stages in Small Grain

This publication identifies leaf stages in small grains to help with the application of postemergence-applied herbicides. Knowing the leaf stages describes the optimum treatment time that will maximize weed control and minimize crop injury.

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Teens and Vaping: What Caring Adults Should Know About Electronic Cigarette Use

Rates of e-cigarette use among teens are increasing at an alarming rate. Many teens are unaware of the physical and psychological risks that are associated with vaping. Additionally, adults are unaware of the overall prevalence of vaping among youth. It is important that they are informed of what vaping is, what the effects are, and how to recognize the signs to lessen the use of vapes.

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Field to Fork Winter Squash!

Squash has been used as a nutritious food for thousands of years in North America. You might find buttercup, butternut, acorn and/or spaghetti squash in your local grocery store. Botanists consider squash to be a fruit, but it is used as a vegetable on menus.

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Field to Fork Tomatoes!

Botanically, a tomato is classified as a fruit because it has seeds and is derived from flower tissue. Nutritionists consider tomatoes to be “vegetables” on the menu. Tomatoes can be frozen, canned or dried, so we can enjoy them year-round.

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Field to Fork Sweet Corn!

Sweet corn on the cob (or off the cob) is a tasty addition to meals. Corn, also called “maize,” is sold by color, not variety (white, yellow or bicolor). Corn can be preserved in different ways to be enjoyed year-round.

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Field to Fork Pumpkins!

Pumpkins are one of the colorful symbols of autumn. Most people think of using them solely for the purpose of carving and displaying, but pumpkin can be used in many ways on your menu, including soups and desserts. Try roasting the seeds for a crunchy snack.

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Field to Fork Potatoes!

More than 5,000 varieties of potatoes are grown throughout the world. The average person in the U.S. eats 124 pounds of potatoes every year. Potatoes can be used in a wide variety of recipes.

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Field to Fork Onions!

Many types of onions are available to grow and use. Onions are ranked sixth among the world’s leading vegetable crops. On average, people eat about 20 pounds of onions a year.

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Field to Fork Apples!

Apples are members of the rose family, and more than 7,500 varieties are grown throughout the world. Apples can be eaten fresh, frozen, canned or dried.

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Projected 2021 Crop Budgets South East North Dakota

The 2021 crop budgets provide an estimate of revenues and costs for selected crops. Each set of budgets are developed for a multi-county region. There is considerable variation in soil type and productivity, weather conditions, as well as management and production practices within each region.

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Projected 2021 Crop Budgets South Valley North Dakota

The 2021 crop budgets provide an estimate of revenues and costs for selected crops. Each set of budgets are developed for a multi-county region. There is considerable variation in soil type and productivity, weather conditions, as well as management and production practices within each region.

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