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“Sound Ag Advice” presented by the NDSU Extension Service 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.

02/22/18 Sound Ag Advice 251

The U.S. livestock meat industry set a number of record highs in 2017. Tim Petry, NDSU Extension Service livestock economist, joins Sound Ag Advice to talk about beef supply and demand, and to give his 2018 price outlook.

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02/15/18 Sound Ag Advice 250

The NDSU Extension Service has launched a program called “Healthwise for Guys” with information on heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity targeted specifically for men. Julie Garden-Robinson, NDSU Extension food and nutrition specialist joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss the new program.

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02/08/18 Sound Ag Advice 249

Doing everything to ensure the birth of a live, healthy calf is very important, says Carl Dahlen, NDSU Department of Animal Sciences associate professor. Dahlen joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to provide a healthy calving environment.

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02/01/18 Sound Ag Advice 248

NDSU Extension Service weed specialists have identified narrowleaf hawksbeard as the 2018 Weed of the Year for North Dakota. Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension weed control specialist joins Sound Ag Advice to help farmers identify and control this invasive weed.

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01/25/18 Sound Ag Advice 247

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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01/18/18 Sound Ag Advice 246

The winter season of 2017-2018 is almost halfway done. Has this winter been warmer or colder than average? Will North Dakota see more snow? What is the extended forecast for the 2018 planting season? Daryl Ritchison, interim director of NDAWN, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to answer these questions.

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01/11/18 Sound Ag Advice 245

When should I feed my cows? What should I have in a proper calving tool kit? How do I keep newborn calves healthy? Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension Service beef cattle specialist answers these calving- season questions and more in this edition of Sound Ag Advice.

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01/04/18 Sound Ag Advice 244

As calving season approaches, beef producers should be paying special attention to the nutrition requirements of their cows. Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension beef cattle specialist joins us to explain the effects of inadequate nutrition on pregnant cows.

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12/28/17 Sound Ag Advice 243

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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12/21/17 Sound Ag Advice 242

With the end of the year approaching, the December update to the USDA’s WASDE report showed very minor changes to the ending stocks of corn, wheat and soybeans says Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension Service crops economist. Olson joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the farm economics of 2017 and preview the year ahead.

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12/14/17 Sound Ag Advice 241

Ag producers should do tax planning before the year ends, says Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension Service farm economist. Haugen joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss what producers can do to limit their current tax liability.

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12/07/17 Sound Ag Advice 240

On Oct. 29, the North Dakota Dept. of Agriculture released new North Dakota-specific protocols for in-crop use of dicamba on soybeans. Andrew Thostenson, NDSU Extension pesticide program specialist, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss the new regulations and how soybean producers can minimize their risk of non-compliance.

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11/30/17 Sound Ag Advice 239

2017 was great year for sugar beets according to NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension Sugar Beet Specialist, Mohamed Khan. On this week’s segment of Sound Ag Advice, Khan recaps this year’s harvest and discusses what producers should be doing this fall and winter to ensure 2018 success.

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11/23/17 Sound Ag Advice 238

One of the most popular topics of this year’s growing season has been pesticide drift due to inversions. Daryl Ritchison, meteorologist and Interim Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, joins Sound Ag Advice to explain what an inversion is and what weather conditions cause inversions to happen.

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11/16/17 Sound Ag Advice 237

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

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11/09/17 Sound Ag Advice 236

Though parts of North Dakota saw significant snow last year, the past four winters have been relatively mild says Daryl Ritchison, meteorologist and Interim Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network. Ritchison joins Sound Ag Advice this week to share his long-term winter forecast.

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11/02/17 Sound Ag Advice 235

After a mild September and first part of October, cold air and precipitation has moved into much of North Dakota in the past week. Daryl Ritchison, meteorologist and Interim Director of the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss what North Dakota farmers will be seeing weather wise as they finish harvest.

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10/26/17 Sound Ag Advice 234

Each year brings challenges for crop production, and this year’s drought and cool August will have a big impact on North Dakota’s corn production. Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension Service agricultural engineer, joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss corn harvest, drying and storage.

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10/19/17 Sound Ag Advice 233

Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses, says Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension Service agricultural engineer. This week he joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to avoid soybean loss during harvesting, drying and storage.

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10/12/17 Sound Ag Advice 232

One of the unique aspects of farming and ranching is that husbands and wives often work closely together. Sean Brotherson, NDSU Extension family life specialist, joins this segment of Sound Ag Advice to talk about some simple ways couples can manage stress together and where they can go to learn more about farm stress.

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