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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...

 

USDA Launches Program for Farmers Affected by Trade Disputes

U.S. agricultural producers, including those from North Dakota being impacted by ongoing trade disputes, will get some relief. The Trump administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ha...

 

Reduce Heat Stress in Cattle

This summer's high temperatures are taking their toll on humans and cattle. Extreme heat actually is a mix of temperature and humidity, and when both are high, the effort to stay cool can be...

 

NDSU Extension Apps, Online Tools Take Guesswork Out of Farming

Determining the risk of severe fusarium head blight, also known as scab, for a particular area is as easy as going to North Dakota State University Extension's Small Grain Disease Forecasting Model...

 

N.D. Net Farm Income Drops 30 Percent

The average net income of farms in the North Dakota Farm Business Management Program dropped 30 percent to $88,026 in 2017, compared with $126,752 in 2016, according to Andrew Swenson, North Dakota...

 

Good Nutrition Vital for Pregnant Cows

Producers need to review their anticipated calving dates, cow body condition scores and cows’ diet. Decisions a cattle producer makes about pregnant cow nutrition now can have major impacts on calf health in the spring and cow fertility during the...

 

Cow-calf Management School Set for January 15

The NDSU Extension Service in McKenzie County will host a workshop Jan. 15, 2016, for cow-calf producers, particularly those who are new to beef cattle production. This daylong cow-calf management school will cover forage production, cow nutrition,...

 

Cow-calf Management School Set for Jan. 15

The NDSU Extension Service in McKenzie County will host a workshop Jan. 15, 2016, for cow-calf producers, particularly those who are new to beef cattle production. This daylong cow-calf management school will cover forage production, cow nutrition,...

 

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