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The Pride of Dakota showcases much that makes the Legendary State legendary—homemade jam, beautiful hand-carved woodwork, sweet rhubarb wines and German, Norwegian and Ukrainian foodstuffs—yet the true pride of the event lies not in the goods for sale but in the people selling them.
A row of metal awards depicts a North Dakota very different from the endless farmlands that define its landscape: oil derricks, drills, an anchor made of horseshoes. These awards are intended to represent the roughnecks, the grit and pride of those who wear their hard work on their sleeves and—as the first LegeNDary Tattoo Expo showcased this weekend in Dickinson—on their skin.
Ninety percent of the carbon dioxide emitted from a commercial-scale coal-burning power plant in Texas known as WA Parish Generation Station is captured, sequestered and pumped through a pipeline to an oil field 81 miles away.
When it comes to picking the best sire for your cattle, using statistics for your decision is no bull. "So you've got benchmarks," Kris Ringwall, director of the North Dakota State University Research Extension Center, said Thursday. "Benchmarking is a huge part of understanding where you're at. The problem in the industry is that most producers simply don't have the numbers. They don't collect the weaning weights, they don't have numbers to analyze. They walk with this perception that they're on the right path—and generally they are."
The North American Free Trade Agreement is a big deal for North Dakota farmers and recent comments from President Donald Trump have made it clear that it is a deal he seeks to renegotiate—or possibly even terminate. At a rally in Arizona, President Trump was reported as saying:
There will be four public hearings held by the North Dakota Industrial Commission, Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division in October to address proposed amendments and additions to the North Dakota Administrative Code 43-02-03, which largely pertain to oil and gas regulations.
Analysis of agriculture trends around the world indicates that North Dakota farmers are going to be facing stiff competition from cash crop producers in other countries, particularly Russia and the Ukraine. "What's been coming out is the Black Sea region, Ukraine, the black earth region of Russia, is becoming more competitive," Andrew Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm and family
BELFIELD—The proposed Davis Refinery has drawn ire from environmental groups who object to its close proximity to the borders of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As the North Dakota Department of Health scrutinizes the refinery's permit application, William Prentice, CEO of Meridian Energy Group, spoke about why this refinery is going to be a "good neighbor" to the people of Billings County.
Restlessness is my oldest friend. The ringing of my eyes announces his presence, the weight of their lids a reminder that I'm yet again stolen from sleep, dreams of discarded memories dispelled. The waking world is seeped in magic as the sun rises and gold oozes across streets and storefronts. The sky is colored fiery pink, the flush of a woman's cheek.
Raising a cost-efficient cow is a science. Every element is of the utmost importance; and at the World Cattlemen's Cow Efficiency Congress at North Dakota State University Research Extension Center's Manning Ranch Saturday those elements of efficiency were presented to ranchers and cattle producers in an outdoor classroom environment.