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Prairie Fare: I’m Spillin’ the Beans

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Sep 20, 2018.

Dry edible beans are nutritious and have several health benefits.

BeefTalk: Market Cows and Bulls Rather Than Cull

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Sep 20, 2018.

No herd should have any cull cows or bulls.

Spotlight on Economics: Health and Environmental Concerns of Indiscriminate GMO Adoption in Agriculture

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

Producers need to keep an eye on scientific developments in agriculture and international health and food policies.

NDSU to Celebrate 45 Years of Excellence in Agriculture and Bison Athletics

By karmbruster from All News. Published on Sep 14, 2018.

The event will be held Nov. 2 and 3.

4-H’ers Honored for Learning, Practicing Healthful Habits

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Sep 14, 2018.

4-H clubs were recognized for incorporating nutrition, fitness and health activities into their club meetings during the past year.

Soybeans May Be Viable Cattle Feed Option

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Sep 14, 2018.

Soybeans can be used as a protein supplement for beef cattle, as long as the beans are a small part of the cattle’s diet.

Prairie Fare: Do You Include Pulse Foods on Your Menu?

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

Pulse foods are high in protein and fiber.

BeefTalk: Cows as Combines

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

Fall aftermath grazing helps cows increase their conditioning and be better prepared for winter and next year’s calving and breeding.

Bauer Named Interim NDSU Animal Sciences Head

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

He becomes interim department head Sept. 16.

Beginning Sheep Producer Clinics Set for Hettinger, Fargo

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

Topics that will be covered include nutrition and lambing barn management.

BeefTalk: 2018 Cow-Calf Production Benchmarks

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Sep 06, 2018.

The number of pounds weaned per cow exposed to the bull topped 500 for the first time in six years.

Prairie Fare: What is a Healthful Diet, Anyway?

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Sep 06, 2018.

Try to meet the recommendations for fruits and vegetables, the food groups most often lacking in the diets of adults and children.

Consider Pros, Cons of Alternative Grain Storage Methods

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Sep 04, 2018.

All storage options should keep the grain dry and provide adequate aeration to control the grain temperature.

NDSU Extension Offers Ways to Reduce Grazing Pressure

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Aug 31, 2018.

Producers have several ways to reduce grazing stress on their pastures and meet their cattle’s nutritional needs.

Enhancing Soybean Storage Starts With Harvest Moisture

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Aug 31, 2018.

Moisture content and temperature are important factors when harvesting and storing soybeans.

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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