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Check Your Sump Pump

A sump pump is the first line of defense for many homeowners to prevent water from seeping into the basement. "Last spring, many sump pumps hadn't run much in the previous years, but with snowmelt...

 

Wet Weather Increases Risk for Wheat Midge in 2020

Soil samples in North Dakota indicate increasing levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2020 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension entomologist. A...

 

Difficult Harvest Creates Grain Storage Hazards

Because of difficult harvest conditions last fall, grain may have been stored with higher than normal moisture content, which could pose a danger to anyone working around the grain. "High-moisture...

 

Prepare for Spring Calving

Planning and preparing for the calving season can help not only minimize calf losses but also improve calves' performance, according to North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists. T...

 

Many Factors Influence Corn Test Weight

Poor growing and harvesting conditions this year have North Dakota producers concerned about the test weight of their corn. "Many factors influence the measured test weight of corn, including the...

 

NDSU Extension, FSA to Host Disaster Recovery Webinar

North Dakota State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) are hosting a webinar Thursday, Dec. 5, to provide producers with information on available...

 

Unharvested Corn Can be Feed for Cattle

The 2019 growing season has not been conducive for corn grain production in many areas of the northern Plains. The late planting season, combined with cooler temperatures, has left many fields unharvestable or not cost effective for harvesting corn...

 

USDA Releases Details on Market Facilitation Program

The sign-up period for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program is now open, says Bryon Parman, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural finance specialist. The program provides aid to...

 

Be on the Lookout for Anthrax

Anthrax continues to be a concern for cattle producers in North Dakota. "Recently, a case of anthrax was positively identified in a southwestern North Dakota county," says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota...

 

Planting Unlabeled Cover Crop Seed Could be Costly

Planting cover crops is increasing in popularity each year, and this is not surprising considering the benefits. However, those potential benefits will be quickly negated by the use of untested or unlabeled seed says Jason Goltz, North Dakota State...

 

Canning Food Properly is Vital

Don't invite botulism to your dinner table. Botulism is a deadly form of food poisoning. The toxin, or poison, causing the illness commonly is associated with improperly processed home-canned...

 

Consider Alternatives to Early Grazing

The snowy, frigid winter may have left cattle producers short on forage for their livestock, and they are itching to get the cattle out on grass. "Proceed with caution when turning livestock out on...

 

Underfeeding Beef Cows Has Consequences

Beef cows that have been underfed during gestation and lactation will be less productive than cows fed adequate diets. "For adequate production, a beef cow's daily ration must meet nutritional...

 

NDSU Extension to Host Brine Spill Discussion

Landowners will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns and experiences with brine spills during a series of informal meetings North Dakota State University Extension is hosting this spring. The...

 

4-H Leadership Awareness Weekend a Success

This year's Leadership Awareness Weekend (LAW), a statewide 4-H civic engagement event, was a worthwhile experience for several North Dakota youth. "4-H LAW is a wonderful opportunity for youth to...

 

Farmers, Ranchers Have Ways to Manage Stress

Piled-up stress can lead farmers and ranchers to develop physical or mental health issues, but they can take steps to reduce stress and create healthy ways to manage it, says a North Dakota State...

 

Calf Losses Before Birth a Concern

Abortions can be a major concern for cattle producers. An "abortion" is the discharge of the fetus prior to the end of the normal gestation period, according to Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State...

 

NDSU Hosting Cover Crop and Forage Grazing Workshop

Producers will be able to learn more about grazing cover crops and forages during a workshop North Dakota State University's soil health team is holding on March 4 at the Astoria Hotel and Event...

 

NDSU Extension Projects Commodity Prices for 2019

Planning for the future can be a very frustrating process especially in times of tariffs and market volatility. Planning typically pays high dividends. For most farm and ranch managers, developing...

 

Reclamation Workshop Set for Feb. 25-26

The seventh annual North Dakota Reclamation Conference, "Reflecting on Reclamation," will spotlight the progress in reclamation policies, soil remediation and vegetation establishment. It will be...

 

Farm Bill Payment Calculator Available for 2019 Cash Flow Estimates

A calculator developed by North Dakota State University Extension to help producers estimate the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments they may receive in 2019 is available online. Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/farmm...

 

Ag Producers Should Do Year-End Income Tax Planning

Agricultural producers should do tax planning before the end of the year. "In tax planning, it is best to start with year-to-date income and expenses, and estimate them for the remainder of the...

 

SARE Offering Farmer/Rancher Grants

Farmers and ranchers in the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program's North Central Region (NCR-SARE) have until Dec. 6 to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solu...

 

Extension Master Gardener Program Accepting Applicants

If you love gardening and sharing your knowledge with others, you are encouraged to enroll in the Master Gardener course offered in McKenzie County through an online program with North Dakota State University Extension. Application deadline is...

 

Soybeans May Be Viable Cattle Feed Option

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. North Dakota producers having trouble selling soybeans for the export market...

 

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