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South Dakota officials work to stop spread of bovine TB

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials are trying to stop the spread of a strain of bovine tuberculosis discovered in a Harding County cattle herd. It's the first case of bovine tuberculosis in the state in six years. So far 41 infected animals have been identified, the Capital Journal ...

CHS-SunPrairie: Upgrades are constant for evolving ag cooperative

Bigger, fewer and faster is how CHS SunPrairie manager Brad Haugeberg describes the changes occurring in agriculture. CHS SunPrairie has seen consolidation in the grain industry, and now with a network that extends from Bottineau to Garrison, the emphasis is on stepping up the pace to move at ...

Extension research goes to seed

It’s not just the seed variety but how it’s planted that can influence yields and profitability. North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center, Minot, is experimenting with seeding techniques to help area producers determine when changing things up might be ...

Agronomy services can benefit farmers

BERTHOLD – Farming methods have been changing with leaps and bounds. Today’s modern farming enterprises center around technology that didn’t exist a few years ago. That’s where the work of experienced agronomists prove exceptionally valuable. “I think the biggest thing is that ...

Farming industry is turning from barley to canola and soybeans

As farmers begin to prepare for the planting season, there appears to be one crop that will likely be passed over this spring. According to Chad Anderson of the North Dakota State University North Central Research Extension Center south of Minot, barley is a crop that is losing popularity in ...

Several grain varieties catching the eyes of farmers

The cold and harsh winter in northcentral North Dakota had an impact on every aspect of life this year. The farming industry was no different. And while the planting season is still a ways off, due to large amounts of snow still on the grow, farmers are already starting to take notice of ...

Producers call for strong crop protections in new farm bill

A strong crop insurance program is where North Dakota producers want congressional farm bill writers to put their focus this year. Congressman Kevin Cramer, R-ND, said the House Agriculture Committee, led by Texas Republican Congressman Mike Conaway, was to begin discussion in mid-February on ...

Effertz elected chairman of Federation of State Beef Councils

Jerry Effertz, a cow/calf operator from Velva, has been elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils for 2017. The Federation of State Beef Councils is the home of state beef councils at the national level, representing state beef council interests and helping establish funding and ...

Applications being accepted for specialty crop grants

BISMARCK (AP) — North Dakota’s Agriculture Department is accepting applications for grants to help promote specialty crops. The state last year got $2.5 million from the federal government for the grants. This year’s allocation won’t be known until next month, but Agriculture ...

Kids can take ag classes online at Nelson Ag Academy

When LeRoy Nelson was getting ready to retire a few years ago, he wasn’t willing to give up being in educator. Nelson, a rancher who had been an agriculture teacher for 20 years, then a school superintendent for five years, knew there was still a need for agriculture education at schools ...

Ward County grower’s yield earns place in national wheat contest

DONNYBROOK – Planting his wheat acreage to a super high-yielding variety paid off for Donnybrook farmer Jim Pearson last year. Pearson placed second in North Dakota in the National Wheat Yield Contest’s Spring Wheat-Dryland category in showing a yield increase of 110.7 percent over the ...

Cropland & pastureland values down

Cropland and pastureland values have been on the decline along with a decline in financial performance of ag producers in North Dakota. Paige Brummund, extension agent, agriculture and natural resources with North Dakota State University Extension Service in Ward County, said according to the ...

Faba bean, cool season legume for northern North Dakota

Legume Logic and NDSU hosted in depth Faba Bean Seminars at both Langdon and Minot in early February. Subjects that were covered included: production, agronomics, economic potential, markets, insurance, variety development and ended with a grower panel. Over 100 area producers came with the ...

Astute farm managing key to 2017

Low prices for crops and livestock have farmers, ranchers and lenders concerned about profit prospects for 2017. The consensus is that shrewd financial management will be an important factor in farm profits in the growing season ahead. “Growers need to watch their expenses. That’s the ...

Keeping the dream alive

Increased age alongside rising land expenses has prompted farmers and ranchers to discuss land inheritance during the upcoming Minot Chamber of Commerce meeting held Thursday, March 9, at 10 a.m., inside the North Central Research Extension Center, south of Minot. During the two-part seminar, ...

Ag retailers honor Heitkamp for work in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Agricultural Retailers Association has honored U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp with its “Legislator of the Year” award, recognizing her work to stop a harmful Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard that would have shuttered North Dakota fertilizer ...

Inside Ag January Edition Online

Inside Ag's January edition is now online to view. Click below:   http://issuu.com/minotdailynews/docs/inside_ag_1-21

Cows on the bottom, chickens on the top

SOURIS - The Lyle Gravseth farm is located near here just a quarter mile from the Canadian border. Iver Gravseth, Lyle’s grandfather, homesteaded the property in 1898 and the land has passed from one generation to another. Iver Gravseth’s story is an intriguing one, but perhaps more ...

Farm/ranch women are decision makers – Annie’s Project prepares them well

Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s Project courses, farm women become empowered to be better business partners or sole operators through ...