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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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03/12/20 Sound Ag Advice 358

Controlling the amount of mold that cattle consume is important to their overall health, says Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension livestock specialist. Hoppe joins the program to discuss mold and mycotoxins in this week’s segment of Sound Ag Advice.

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03/05/20 Sound Ag Advice 357

What is the potential for overland flooding this spring? Will the weather allow farmers to harvest crops that have stayed in the field through the winter? 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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02/27/20 Sound Ag Advice 356

As winter transitions to spring, your sump pump will be working to remove excess water from around your home’s foundation. Tom Scherer, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss ways to keep your sump pump working properly.

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02/20/20 Sound Ag Advice 355

Cattle producers making the right management decisions can be the difference between life or death for newborn calves during cold weather says Gerald Stokka, NDSU Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist. Stokka joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to give new calves a healthy start.

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02/13/20 Sound Ag Advice 354

For many farmers dealing with excess water issues, tile drainage can be an effective solution. Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension broadleaf crops agronomist joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice, to discuss the benefits of using tile drainage and the most recent developments in tile drainage research.

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02/06/20 Sound Ag Advice 353

Even though most trees go dormant in winter time, environmental injury from cold weather and animals can occur. Joe Zeleznik, NDSU Extension forester, joins Sound Ag Advice to discuss how to keep your trees healthy in winter time.

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01/30/20 Sound Ag Advice 352

Travis Hoffman, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sheep specialist joins this week’s Sound Ag Advice to discuss what topics producers should think about prior to lambing and how to ensure new lambs get off to a healthy start.

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01/23/20 Sound Ag Advice 351

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 Animal Sciences Associate Professor, answers these calving-season questions and more in this edition of Sound Ag Advice.

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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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