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Chemigation rules still debated in N.D.

March 8, 2009 BISMARCK (AP) — Water resource advocates have lost a round in the state Legislature but they are not giving up the push for more stringent rules on the use of irrigation systems to apply farm... more »»

Two awarded top honors in wheat contest

March 8, 2009 Mark Birdsall of Berthold and Chad Hofstad of Starkweather were awarded top honors for their respective durum and hard red spring wheat samples at the annual durum and hard red spring wheat quality... more »»

Johnson to run for NFU

March 4, 2009 North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson intends to run for president of the National Farmers Union after the sudden resignation of former NFU president Tom Buis last week, who resigned... more »»

Superfeed may be the future of feed for livestock

March 1, 2009 The concept has been discussed among numerous business and agricultural entities for decades and now a formal study has been created to explore the feasibility of developing a processing plant and... more »»

Extension service specialist develops ACRE program

March 1, 2009 Andy Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist, has developed a program titled, ACRE Analyzer. more »»

New way restaurants can buy into farm-fresh food

February 22, 2009 MILWAUKEE (AP) — The gap between farm and fine dining is narrowing. more »»

Big winners, losers in N.D. crop report

February 19, 2009 A new report released Wednesday revealed some big winners and losers in the area of crop value production in 2008 for North Dakot. more »»

Video programs to help cattle producers

February 18, 2009 Cattle producers fighting the daily battle to make feed rounds and remove snow now have another way to get vital, up-to-date information on relevant issues pertaining to the cattle industry and the... more »»

Upper Midwest dairy farmers struggling

February 17, 2009 BISMARCK (AP) — Upper Midwest dairy farmers struggling through poor economic times say they are not as bad off as their counterparts in Western states. more »»

Dairy cows head for slaughter as milk prices sour

February 17, 2009 TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of America's dairy cows are being turned into hamburgers because milk prices have dropped so low that farmers can no longer afford to feed the animal. more »»

Ag conference dedicated to women

February 17, 2009 Before the chaos of spring planting and calving goes into full swing, ag women from around the area will have the opportunity to brush up on farm business and management skills as well as gain new... more »»

Dairy farmers deal with plummeting prices

February 16, 2009 NEW SALEM (AP) — Gregg and Kristie Klusmann have been milking cows nearly all their lives, but Kristie cannot remember a year when the milk price peaked and plummeted as fast as it has this year. more »»

Potato stocks up in North Dakota

February 16, 2009 FARGO (AP) — Potato stocks in North Dakota are up 3 percent from a year ago, but down 14 percent from 2007. more »»

Milk prices slashed in half for Minn. farmers

February 15, 2009 NEW LONDON, Minn. (AP) — It’s 11 below zero at 6:15 a.m., and Steve and Amy Combs are just finishing milking their 100-head Holstein dairy herd. more »»

Up, down commodity prices leave farmers uneasy

February 15, 2009 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It wasn’t so long ago that farmers were asked what they would do with their windfall profits. more »»

Down to the last straw

February 15, 2009 The combination of last spring’s drought and the unrelenting wrath of snow and cold temperatures this winter has resulted in a severe hay shortage which has forced many ranchers to cut herd numbers... more »»

Women ranchers’ conference to be held

February 15, 2009 Farm and ranch women will have the opportunity to learn more about farm recordkeeping, marketing and farm family communication at the Strengthening Our Way of Life conference which will be held at... more »»

Minnesota farmers work on marketing skills

February 8, 2009 LAKEFIELD, Minn. (AP) — The classroom this day for about 20 southern Minnesota farmers is the clubhouse of a hunting preserve near the town of Lakefield. more »»

Agriculture scholarship available

February 8, 2009 Two $500 scholarships are now available to any woman in her first or second year of college who is taking agricultural or health classes. more »»

Wheat research workshop to be held in Bismarck

February 8, 2009 BISMARCK – A full-day workshop called the “Best of the Best in Wheat Research and Marketing” will be held at the Doublewood Inn in Bismarck on Feb. 1. more »»



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