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MontanaGrow turns rocks into fertilizer
South Dakota Sen. Rounds concerned Republicans could lose Senate majority
Fire chief to train dog, himself in search and rescue tactics
Investigation continues into pipeline death of Minnesota man
Police Blotter: Referee punched in the face during soccer game
crime and courts
nation and world
255 barrels of produced water spills in Billings County
Worker dies on Dakota Access Pipeline
Energy leaders partner with UND division for carbon-capture efforts
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
Veeder: At the ranch, circle of life can be tough to witness
Texting changes all punctuation rules. Period.
Celebrating the first 100 years: Sacred Heart Monastery observes anniversary of becoming an independent Benedictine commuity
DSU welcomes global exchange students from Pakistan, Tunisia
Field day: Organic matter is ingredient for healthy soil
Plenty of playmakers on Gophers' schedule, starting with Oregon State
National group slaps Fargo youth soccer coach with 'very rare' suspension
Scoreboard of August 28, 2016
Oak Grove tops Heart River football
Dickinson State volleyball drops to 0-4
It's a good thing Kaepernick can choose to sit during national anthem
Other Views: TR National Park get OK today?
Port: DHS audit revealed shameful conduct which put children at risk
Omdahl: National interests taking over state initiatives
Monke: Things are turning around at Dickinson State
good bad and ugly
Mathew A. "Snow Shoe" Peterson
Anton "Tony" Leo Meeks
Clive Mathias Kuppler
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
July 17, 2010
Beef Talk: Quite a closeout
A feedlot closeout at the Dickinson Research Extension Center came across my desk and with it came the usual first question. Did the lot come up with some cash for the operation? Yes was the answer for lot 9315. The lot had an average net return of $246 per steer. That was good....
July 17, 2010 - 12:00am
July 10, 2010
A hay mow full of memories
Perhaps time does come to a standstill. However, if it does, it is only momentary. Perhaps the now does not really need to know the past. Perhaps what will be will simply be. If we really believe all that, then there is no reason to be very optimistic. The past is important and produces...
July 10, 2010 - 12:00am
July 3, 2010
Beef Talk: Individual care the key
Animals are individuals. A group of animals is a commingled set of individuals. At no time do the individual animals actually become a component of a group. That is a fundamental principle that those who engage in animal husbandry come to understand. This point is very important....
July 3, 2010 - 12:00am
June 26, 2010
Beef Talk: Good to be in beef business
After months spent developing the right grazing system, building good fences, buying the right bulls, selecting the best cows and matching one's resources to the best calving season, all the learning and preparation is ready to be executed. It's good to be in the beef business. However,...
June 26, 2010 - 12:00am
June 19, 2010
Beef Talk: Converting to 'can do'
Agriculture is a fast-moving, high-technology business. The production and processing of agricultural products for our consumption is demanding. These demands are not getting easier as consumers increasingly become distant from production. The connection between the cow and hamburger...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
Focused on the family farm
BELFIELD -- Stark County farmers Kevin and Marie Fugere feel they may be part of the last generation of small family farms who were able to start...
June 19, 2010 - 12:00am
May 29, 2010
Beef Talk: Enter small cows, stage right
In the northern Plains cattle business, late spring and summer are fun. No matter what type of beef operation, the shift to warmer weather is appreciated. Regardless of where a producer is at, spring and summer generally mean calving followed by breeding. For the Dickinson Research...
May 29, 2010 - 12:00am
May 22, 2010
What can you get for a few nickels?
What can one get for 20 nickels? Sorting and saving change out of one's pants pockets at the end of day still continues. This takes place even though, in today's credit card-driven world, the concept of change is quickly becoming an abnormality. I don't think one would turn down...
May 22, 2010 - 12:00am
May 8, 2010
Beef Talk: Early calving cows are keepers
As the cattle head to the cool-season grass pastures, spring breeding plans are well under way. While most of the cows have calved, spring grass means breeding time is not far away. At the Dickinson Research Extension Center, the first draft of heifers received their initial synchronization...
May 8, 2010 - 12:00am
May 1, 2010
Beef Talk: New things are happening, stay tuned
Is the subject of animal identification still relevant? The thought behind the comment was the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture was not going to pursue an animal identification system. That is a very good question from the haze of the debate over animal identification....
May 1, 2010 - 12:00am
April 24, 2010
Beef Talk: Source and age verification, ouch!
Source and age verification has a bite to it. As producers, many of the management discussions are relatively painless. The discussion is free and opinions often are welcomed. Sometimes a particular view of a subject can change when other opinions are brought to the table. The beef...
April 24, 2010 - 12:00am
April 17, 2010
Farm in Brief 4/17
Board denies request for cattle exemptions BISMARCK -- The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health has turned down a request to allow Canadian cattle to enter the state without testing. Meeting Thursday in Bismarck, the board voted unanimously to deny a request by Korbyn Kost...
April 17, 2010 - 12:00am
BeefTalk: Review the report card
While memories of the calving season are still fresh in your mind (and your calving book is your reference book of choice), now is the time to review this year's calving distribution. Evaluate how your management is working. It takes a calf to be a cow-calf producer, so what does...
April 17, 2010 - 12:00am
April 10, 2010
BeefTalk: Bull check up time
In the midst of calving, some attention needs to be given to the bull because bull fertility is not guaranteed and not something that can be turned off and on. What we forget in the management of bulls is that the expectation is for the bulls to breed cows through a very defined...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
April 3, 2010
Producers urged to verify
BISMARCK -- North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says cattle producers can better take advantage of a growing export market for U.S. beef by enrolling in an age and source verification program. "The Asian market demand for U.S. beef imports is expected to grow 9 percent...
April 3, 2010 - 12:00am