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Be Prepared for Flooding

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 21, 2019.

Planning is a vital part of fighting a flood.

Prairie Fare: Exploring the Germans From Russia Foodways

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 21, 2019.

Food is a way to connect with your culture, as well as other cultures.

Underfeeding Beef Cows Has Consequences

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 20, 2019.

Underfed cows take longer to rebreed and may have difficult births.

Ward, Sargent County Teams Win 4-H Crop Judging Contest

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 20, 2019.

Several youth bring home honors from the North Dakota State 4-H Crop Judging Contest.

NDSU Extension to Offer Spring Fever Garden Forums

By karmbruster from All News. Published on Mar 20, 2019.

NDSU experts will present the latest information on a wide range of gardening topics.

Youth Place in N.D. 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 19, 2019.

Twenty junior and 17 senior teams judged cattle, swine, goats and sheep.

NDSU to Host Climate Product, Service, User Engagement Workshop

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 15, 2019.

The workshop brings together weather information providers and users.

Youth Tractor Safety School Set

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 15, 2019.

The school is set for May 28-30.

Diet Changes Help Beef Cattle Cope With Winter Weather

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 15, 2019.

Sudden diet changes can cause digestibility issues.

Prairie Fare: Where’s Your Food Thermometer?

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 14, 2019.

If you don’t have a food thermometer, you need to get one.

Compare Alternative Feed Value, Prices

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 13, 2019.

Determining the relative value of alternative feeds can be a cost-saving strategy.

Proper Spring Grain Drying and Storage Critical

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 13, 2019.

Monitor the grain’s moisture content and temperature to avoid losses.

RLND Seeks Participants for 9th Class

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 12, 2019.

RLND helps North Dakotans gain leadership skills to serve and improve their community or organization, and be better prepared to lead their business or farm/ranch operation.

27th Annual Aldrich C. Bloomquist Lectureship Set for March 28

By karmbruster from All News. Published on Mar 11, 2019.

Beth Ford, president and chief executive officer of Land O’Lakes Inc., will be the featured speaker.

Biochar Workshop to Provide Hands-on Learning

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Mar 11, 2019.

Learn how biochar can increase soil carbon and regenerate soil while improving agricultural productivity.

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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