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Ag Producers Should Do Year-end Income Tax Planning

Agricultural producers should do tax planning before the end of the year. “It is that time of the year again to think about year-end tax planning,” says Ron Haugen, North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension farm management specialist. “Gen...

 

Diversity, Direction, Dollars Ag Forum Set for Jan. 11

Farmers in the western Dakotas and eastern Montana will have the opportunity to hear nationally-known speakers address topics affecting agriculture in the region during North Dakota University (NDSU)...

 

Irrigation Workshop Set For Dec. 9

The weather this year has presented many challenges. A drought that started in 2020, a frost in late May and hot, dry weather during the summer had a huge effect on crop production. "Having the...

 

Irrigation Workshop Set for Dec. 9

The weather this year has presented many challenges. A drought that started in 2020, a frost in late May and hot, dry weather during the summer had a huge effect on crop production. “Having the ability to irrigate during droughty weather...

 

Overwintered Cattle May Spread Weed Seeds

Producers who have relocated their cattle out of state for winter feeding this year should consider having a weed management protocol in place when the cattle return, say North Dakota State...

 

NDSU Extension Offers Reasons to Graze or Not Graze this Fall

Late August and September rains have left drought stressed pasture and rangeland in some areas of North Dakota looking green and lush. Leading ranchers to wonder if they should take advantage of this forage, and how grazing will influence forage...

 

Fertilizer Prices For 2022 Crop Will Be Near Or Above Historic Highs

Due to increasing natural gas prices, nitrogen fertilizer prices are relatively high compared to recent years and are expected to remain high and possibly increase through next spring, says Dave...

 

Know Signs Of EHD In Livestock

Insect vector transmitted diseases can cause severe disease in wildlife and in some instances domestic livestock. "Two notable infectious diseases transmitted by biting and or sucking insects are...

 

Be Aware Purchasing Livestock Feed Containing Weed Seeds

Due to the impacts of widespread drought on forage and hay production in North Dakota, most livestock producers are seeking feed resources to get animals through the upcoming winter. The United States...

 

NDSU Agricultural Affairs Seeks Strategic Input

North Dakota State University (NDSU) Agricultural Affairs is seeking the public's input on a new strategic plan. The plan will provide vision and direction for the NDSU College of Agriculture, Food Sy...

 

Harvesting Nontraditional Crops For Hay An Option

The drought in North Dakota is impacting the yield of small-grain crops such as barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat, leading some producers to harvest the small grains as hay. The severe lack of...

 

Soybean Planting Rate, Row Spacing Recommendations Updated

Following years of field research on soybean planting rates and/or row spacing, North Dakota State University Extension agronomists are updating their recommendations for establishing soybean stands....

 

Strategic Culling Vital During Drought

Weather forecasts predict worsening drought conditions in the northern Great Plains for the 2021 growing season, which is bad news for cattle producers. Many cattle operations will find themselves...

 

Noxious, Troublesome Weeds Spread Through Manure

Using manure as fertilizer can lead to the spread of noxious and troublesome weeds. "It is a known fact that weed seeds pass unharmed through the digestive tracts of ruminant animals (cattle,...

 

Calf Losses Before Birth A Concern

Calf 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...

 

Rain and Snow Observers Needed to Better Assess N.D. Drought

A statewide citizen science network is looking for volunteers for rain and snow reporting in North Dakota. These observers will measure rainfall, snowfall and snow depth as part of the Community...

 

Tile Drainage Webinar Set for March 25

Producers and others will have an opportunity to learn more about tile drainage during an online tile drainage design and management webinar North Dakota State University Extension is holding from...

 

NDSU Extension Updates Sunflower Production Guide

North Dakota growers continue to be the No. 1 producers of sunflowers in the U.S., harvesting 715,000 acres of the crop in 2020. Sunflowers are harvested for oil, confection uses and bird food. Each...

 

Winter Calving Requires Diligence

Winter and early spring calving can lead to health risks for the newborns, North Dakota State University Extension livestock specialists caution. This winter's mild weather has created calving...

 

Canola Getting It Right Production Update Set for March 16

Producers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn more about canola production during the Getting it Right in Canola Production online conference that North Dakota State University Extensi...

 

Soybean Production Update Set for Feb. 17

Soybean producers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn about soybean production management issues during the 2021 Getting it Right in Soybean Production online conference that North Dakota State University Extension, with support from...

 

Projected Crop Profits for 2021 Improved From 2020

The North Dakota State University Extension projected crop budgets for 2021 are available for the state’s producers, says Ron Haugen, NDSU Extension farm management specialist. The 2021 projected profits vary by region and crop. “The budgets are...

 

Pledge Your Heart to 4-H on Giving Hearts Day

On Feb. 11, the North Dakota 4-H Foundation will participate in the Dakota Medical Foundation's annual Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event for charities in North Dakota and...

 

Dry Weather Decreases Risk For Wheat Midge In 2021

Soil samples in North Dakota indicate lower levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2021 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension entomologist. A total...

 

NDSU Offers Updated Crop Compare Program for 2021

North Dakota State University Extension has updated the Crop Compare program, which is a spreadsheet designed to compare cropping alternatives. The program uses the direct costs and yields from the...

 

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