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4-H’ers Excel in N.D. 4-H Horse Contests

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

Teams and individuals competed in horse judging, hippology, demonstration, public speaking and quiz bowl events.

BeefTalk: Crested Wheatgrass Needs Grazing Management

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

A good stand of crested wheatgrass has the capacity to meet cows’ and calves’ nutritional requirements.

Prairie Fare: 6 Steps to Making a Salad in a Jar

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

Filling a quart jar with a variety of veggies, fruits, protein and grains can provide you with a balanced meal.

Stretch Forage Resources Until Pasture Turnout

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

Producers may need to think outside of their traditional feeding strategy.

NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Banquet Kicks Off Centennial Year

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

An assistant professor, the student services and advising director, and scholarship recipients were recognized.

N.D. Angus Calf Feed-out Program Set

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

Producers will learn how their Angus-sired cattle could perform in a feedlot.

NDSU Extension Works to Improve Soil Health

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Apr 16, 2018.

Conversations with producers and demonstration plots are among the ways Extension helps improve the health of North Dakota soils.

Work Safely Around Grain

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

Make sure everyone working around stored grain understands the hazards and proper safety procedures.

Adequate Nutrition Vital for Lactating Cows

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

The timing of calving, the dam's age, and forage quality and availability determine the most appropriate feeding strategy.

Youth Place at 4-H Archery Indoor Championships

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

Dickey, Steele/Traill and Morton County teams take first place.

BeefTalk: Grass Calving

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

Opportunities make the grass-born calf a very real option.

Good Feed Management Helps Prevent Weak Calves

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

Bad weather and poor cow nutrition are the leading causes of weak calf syndrome.

Prairie Fare: Coffee Drinkers, Take Note

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

If you are a coffee drinker, you are not alone; nearly two out of three people have coffee daily.

Several Factors May Contribute to Beef Cattle Pregnancy Losses

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

Develop good herd health and vaccination strategies to minimize losses.

Youth Tractor Safety School Set

By ecrawford from All News. Published on Apr 10, 2018.

Fourteen- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for someone other than immediate family members must complete an approved tractor and machinery safety training program.

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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