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BeefTalk: Cow-calf Enterprise Expenses Are Up

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 19, 2018.

Good business practices, an understanding of herd data and marketing skills are the cornerstones of a cow-calf operation.

N.D. 4-H’er Wins National Trap Shooting Competition

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 19, 2018.

Several North Dakota youth bring home honors from the 2018 4-H National Shooting Sports Championships.

Prairie Fare: Salsa Rules

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 19, 2018.

Use a research-tested recipe from a university Extension website or the U.S. Department of Agriculture when canning food.

Reduce Heat Stress in Cattle

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 18, 2018.

Summer heat and humidity can take a toll on cattle and humans.

Starter Flock Program Seeking Applicants

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 18, 2018.

Applications are due Aug. 1.

Central Grasslands Center Gaining 2 Specialists

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 17, 2018.

Both specialists have prior NDSU experience.

Hot Weather Increases Risk of Cyanobacterial Poisoning to Livestock

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 17, 2018.

High temperatures promote the growth of blue-green algae, which can produce harmful toxins.

Sheep Facility, Handling Demonstration Set

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 13, 2018.

Sheep producers can learn how to set up sheep-working facilities and barns on their operation.

BeefTalk: Is the Cow-Calf Enterprise Keeping Pace?

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 12, 2018.

A review and understanding of past data can help determine the future of the beef industry.

Prairie Fare: Take Some Food Safety Precautions With Cantaloupe

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 12, 2018.

Here are some tips for avoiding foodborne illnesses.

Grazing School Set for Sept. 5-7

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 11, 2018.

Livestock producers can learn about the principles of range management and how to incorporate them into livestock operations.

Spotlight on Economics: Cattle Price Volatility Continues

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 11, 2018.

Expect cattle and other livestock price volatility to continue until trade disputes are resolved.

NDSU Extension Providing Bus to Manure Expo

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 09, 2018.

NDSU Extension is renting a bus to take people to the North American Manure Expo in Brookings, S.D.

Prairie Fare: Create Family Meal Memories With Picnics

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 05, 2018.

Eating together as a family has many physical, mental and emotional health benefits.

BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Soil, Forage and Beef

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Jul 05, 2018.

The cow-calf business is not a simple business with cookie-cutter solutions.

Market Advisor: Late Spring May Mean Rebalancing Marketing Plans

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on May 16, 2011.

A common question asked is how to modify an existing forward contract or production contract if cropping plans change dramatically due to poor weather.

Market Advisor: How High Will Corn Prices Go Before Usage Is Rationed?

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Oct 13, 2010.

There are similarities in current market conditions, compared with those experienced during 2008.

Market Advisor: Wet Spring Creates Problems for Canadian Crops

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Jun 25, 2010.

Weather forecasts for the Canadian Prairie Provinces will be watched closely by market traders.

Crop Market Advisor: How Will the Market Balance Record Corn Production and Use?

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on May 18, 2010.

Tracking the dynamics of the corn market is challenging because of the diversity of uses for corn.

Market Advisor: Shifting Canadian Plantings May Impact N.D. Crop Prices

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Apr 30, 2010.

The three most noteworthy shifts in 2010 Canadian planting intentions are in durum, spring wheat and canola.

Market Advisor: When Will Spring Wheat Protein Discounts Soften?

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Apr 21, 2010.

The primary reason the current protein discounts and premiums are so strong is that the average protein levels for the 2009 spring wheat crop were below normal.

Market Advisor: How Will the Corn Market Deal With Crop Quality Concerns?

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Nov 24, 2009.

Market Advisor: Large Crops and Low Prices Create Marketing Challenges - Part II

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Sep 25, 2009.

The wheat market is shifting focus quickly away from supply issues and toward demand considerations.

Market Advisor: Large Crops and Low Prices Create Marketing Challenges

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Sep 18, 2009.

The challenge is to develop a marketing strategy that will generate a favorable net price, meet cash flow needs and limit risk exposure.

Market Advisor: Will the Weather Cooperate for Near Record Crop Production?

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Aug 14, 2009.

The USDA forecasts the largest soybean crop on record and the second largest corn crop.

Market Advisor: What’s Up or Down With Cow Prices?

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Jul 23, 2009.

Although prices in mid-July were similar to last year’s levels, cow prices likely will not increase to the high levels reached last August.

Market Advisor: Will Increased Acres Translate Into Increased Production?

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Jul 01, 2009.

Futures markets often try to anticipate the information contained in key USDA reports and then respond to the actual report information based upon their expectations.

Market Advisor: Market Overreactions Create Pricing Opportunities

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Jun 11, 2009.

How can you recognize when futures markets have overreacted and there is a pricing opportunity?

Market Advisor: Spring Pricing Opportunities May Open and Close Quickly

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Apr 23, 2009.

Staying current on market information does not mean that one has to stare at the computer screen and watch every price tick up or down.

Market Advisor: The Battle for Acres

By rmattern from Crops Market Advisor. Published on Mar 12, 2009.

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