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“Sound Ag Advice” presented by NDSU Extension, features NDSU Extension specialists and staff talking about current crop and livestock issues. “Sound Ag Advice” is free and can be used in any way you see fit.

 

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01/16/20 Sound Ag Advice 350

The Winter Survival Kit smartphone app can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions. Bob Bertsch, NDSU Extension web technology specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the features of the app.

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01/09/20 Sound Ag Advice 349

Sending a high-quality product through the food chain to consumers should be the top priority of beef producers says Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality assurance specialist. In this week’s Sound Ag Advice, Pederson discusses the NDSU Extension program, Stop The Truck, aimed at helping beef producers make decisions about the livestock they are sending to harvest.

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01/02/20 Sound Ag Advice 348

Just like the NDSU Bison football team works to have a winning season, North Dakota cattle producers also work to have a winning calving season. Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension Beef Quality Assurance specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss things producers should be doing now to ensure successful calving.

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12/26/19 Sound Ag Advice 347

How much moisture will North Dakota receive in the first months of 2020? Will the weather allow farmers to harvest crops that have stayed in the field through the fall? Daryl Ritchison, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss his short- and long-term forecast.

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12/19/19 Sound Ag Advice 346

With potential financial problems due to the difficult year, it is more important than ever to do year-end tax planning, says Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension farm economist. He joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the tax items producers should be aware of in 2019.

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12/12/19 Sound Ag Advice 345

An emergency source of power, like a stand-by generator, is important during winter storms for farms with critical equipment or for heating homes. Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to talk about how to pick out the right generator for your needs and how to stay safe when using one.

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12/05/19 Sound Ag Advice 344

Winter is a time when many beef producers are thinking about the condition of their bred cows, but Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality assurance specialist, encourages producers to not forget their bulls. Pederson joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to ensure the health of bulls during cold weather.

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11/28/19 Sound Ag Advice 343

Unruly weather combined with the uncertainty in the markets has left farmers with a challenging end of the season. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crops economist and marketing specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how the current markets are responding and to provide some options for farmers.

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11/21/19 Sound Ag Advice 342

Farming and ranching is a high-stress occupation that can sometimes feel overwhelming. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss some of the healthy habits farmers can add to their wellness toolbox to help them cope during stressful times.

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11/14/19 Sound Ag Advice 341

Farmers and ranchers learn early on how to troubleshoot almost any problem, but when feelings of stress or sadness become overwhelming, sometimes they cannot troubleshoot that problem. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ad Advice to discuss the stress resources available to farmers.

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11/07/19 Sound Ag Advice 340

Heavy rainfall or snow has prevented wheat from being harvested in parts of North Dakota. Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension agronomist for cereal crops, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the options for farmers with standing wheat, or harvested wheat that is not up to milling standards.

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10/31/19 Sound Ag Advice 339

The 2019 growing season has not been conducive for corn grain production in many areas of the northern Plains. Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Extension rangeland management specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the alternative ways to utilize corn that may be unharvestable for grain.

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10/24/19 Sound Ag Advice 338

This is the time of year when many North Dakota beef producers are marketing both weaned calves and aged cows. Lisa Pederson, NDSU Extension beef quality assurance specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the differences in marketing these two products.

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10/17/19 Sound Ag Advice 337

As sheep producers move into fall and winter, they should be thinking about how their facilities and feed purchases will affect their flock. Travis Hoffman, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist discusses these topics and more in this week’s Sound Ag Advice.

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10/10/19 Sound Ag Advice 336

African swine fever is a viral disease affecting the pig population in some Asian countries. The disease is not a health threat to humans, but the public should be aware of how the disease spreads. Dr. Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss this issue.

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10/03/19 Sound Ag Advice 335

As harvest continues, what are some simple things farmers can do to help prevent the spread of weeds? Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension weed specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the answer to this question and other weed control strategies.

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09/26/19 Sound Ag Advice 334

Working in agriculture is accompanied by managing a variety of stresses on a regular basis. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how farmers and ranchers can manage their stress in healthy ways.

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09/19/19 Sound Ag Advice 333

Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses and storability says Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer. He joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how harvest timing and temperature can be critical to soybean storage.

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09/12/19 Sound Ag Advice 332

As summer ends, both farmers and gardeners might be wondering how many days of dry, warm weather are left in the growing season. Daryl Ritchison, director of NDAWN, gives his short- and long-range forecast in this segment of Sound Ag Advice.

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09/05/19 Sound Ag Advice 331

Grain can be stored in many types of facilities, but all storage options must keep the grain dry and provide adequate aeration to control the grain’s temperature says Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer. He joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the pros and cons of alternative grain storage methods.

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