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Inside Ag

Drought may lead to widespread winter-killed alfalfa

Winter-killed alfalfa may be a widespread problem this year in North Dakota and northern Minnesota because of drought conditions. The northern Plains has been experiencing severe drought since 2020, with alfalfa plants stressed due to a shortage of water. The lack of snow cover and almost two ...

Lozenskys practice regenerative farming

Farming has been a family affair for Kelly and DeAnna Lozensky, who farm in the South Prairie area and have found new business opportunities through no till, regenerative farming and their practice of carbon sequestration. They market their grains on their website at www.guardiangrains.com ...

Gambling on markets, Mother Nature

An ongoing drought has farmers in the Minot region taking a closer look at their planting strategies, but they are largely sticking to their crop rotations, according to area agronomy service providers. Jeff Heil, agronomy operations and small grains manager with Dakota Agronomy Partners, ...

Summer pneumonia in calves a concern

Dead or sick calves are a scenario that is reported every year in a number of beef herds in the northern Plains. “A list of all possible causes for this case can be very confusing to producers,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension veterinarian and livestock ...

Sacrifice area may save grazing resources

During dry conditions, establishing a sacrifice area may help prevent livestock from overgrazing and damaging a small farm’s grazing resources, a North Dakota State University Extension agent and specialist say. “Overgrazing can lead to weed overgrowth and ultimately will be time ...