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Baxter Black: Inheriting the Family Farm

April 21, 2019 — The latest statistics show that less then 2% of the population is directly involved in production agriculture. It is a function of an increasing overall population and a limited amount of farm ground. Technology is able to keep up, so that less bodies are required

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Lee Pitts: Work is a Four Letter Word

April 21, 2019 — I recently read about a 23 year old woman in Spain who sued her parents because they refused to continue to support her. She was living at her parent's home, had no money, never finished high school and testified that her parents were putting undue

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The Cowboy Pastor’s Wife: The Bull That Know No Bounds

April 19, 2019 — I should say, the bull that knows no BOUNDARIES! The boy did it again…made his way to the neighbors. He got busted a few days ago on one of his late afternoon escapades! He had no option but to face the consequence of horse and

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Semper Fi: Two Nebraska high school rodeo athletes to join the Marines

April 19, 2019 — Crawford, Neb. (April 15, 2019) – Two Nebraska High School rodeo athletes are headed for the U.S. Marine Corps. Dodge Daniels, Scotia, Neb., and Ralph Saults, Big Springs, Neb., are Marine recruits and will head to boot camp this summer. Daniels, the son of Joan

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Stetson Lawrence Earns Important Round Win, Moves Into Top 20 of PBR world standings

April 19, 2019 — BILLINGS, Mont. – North Dakota cowboy Stetson Lawrence has ridden the last three bulls he's gotten on, and on Saturday night during Round 2 of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Unleash The Beast Billings Invitational presented by Cooper Tires, Lawrence picked up his first round

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Scours a Problem in N.D. Calves

April 19, 2019 — NDSU's Extension veterinarian offers advice to help cattle producers reduce the risk of scours and other problems. North Dakota State University Extension livestock experts are warning producers to protect their calves from scours. The majority of scours, or diarrhea, cases occur when calves are 3

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Perdue to travel to North Dakota

April 19, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Fargo, N.D., on April 27 to meet with farmers about farm bill implementation, trade negotiations and commodity purchases, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Monday. "Our farmers and ranchers are facing real challenges right now, so it is all

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Apple trees from Montana Heritage Orchard Program available for purchase

April 19, 2019 — BOZEMAN — Apple trees from the Montana Heritage Orchard Program will be available for purchase this spring beginning in mid-May at nurseries across Montana. The Montana-grown fruit trees have been grafted from some of Montana's oldest trees and most rugged orchard locations, according to Katrina

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Livestock Industry Groups Launch Campaign Supporting State Management of Gray Wolf Populations

April 19, 2019 — WASHINGTON (April 17, 2019) – The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today announced the launch of a campaign to celebrate the conservation success story of the gray wolf. The campaign supports state management of gray wolf populations and encourages

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South Dakota 4-H members attend National Youth Summits in Maryland

April 19, 2019 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – Six South Dakota 4-H members attended National 4-H Youth Summits focused on Agri-Science and Healthy Living held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. "The National Agri-Science Summit was a positive experience because of all the amazing speakers and

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Lamb Jam Attracts Chefs and Consumers to U.S. Lamb

April 19, 2019 — The 2019 Lamb Jam Tour kicked off on March 31 in Austin, TX, followed by Washington, DC, April 14. In 2010, the American Lamb Board (ALB) began this chef competition and tasting event that celebrates the adventurous flavors of American Lamb. It has earned its

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Japan ag negotiations won’t go beyond TPP

April 19, 2019 — Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said late Tuesday that he and Japanese Economic Revitalization Minister Toshimitsu Motegi had reaffirmed "their shared goal of achieving substantive results on trade in furtherance of the joint statement issued by President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on

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National Milk, NFU, Farm Bureau skeptical of dairy supply management

April 19, 2019 — Officials from the National Milk Producers Federation, the National Farmers Union and the American Farm Bureau Federation all expressed skepticism last week about the idea that Congress would address the problems in the dairy industry by establishing a system of dairy supply management under which

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Make sure that rations are adequate for lactating cows

April 19, 2019 — The first 60 to 90 days post-calving are the most nutritionally demanding period in the production cycle, and the expectations for a cow at this time are many. Calving season is in full swing across much of North Dakota, and the first 60 to 90

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Women in ag encouraged to participate in national survey

April 19, 2019 — The American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Program has launched a Women in Ag online survey that aims to gauge the goals, aspirations, achievements and needs of women who hold various roles in the American agriculture industry. All women who are farmers, ranchers, farm/ranch employees, employed

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Sizzlin’ S of Montana raises $10k for Nebraska ranchers

April 19, 2019 — After seeing the outpouring of support for his community following the 2017 Lodgepole Fire, Rod Paschke of Jordon, Montana, knew he had to do something for Nebraska ranchers devastated by flooding. "That fire didn't affect us personally. It came to within about 20 miles of

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Oregon man justified in shooting of wolf

April 19, 2019 — The Baker County (Oregon) District Attorney's office has determined that Lawrence Aguilar was justified in lethally shooting a wolf on March 12, 2019. Aguilar shot the wolf on his property in Halfway, Oregon, because it was chasing his working dog at the time. The Oregon

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CS Angus Ranch Bull Sale

April 18, 2019 — TSLN Rep: Scott Dirk Date of Sale: April 19, 2019 Location: Belle Fourche Livestock, Belle Fourche, SD Auctioneer: Jon Millar Averages: 18 Yearling Angus bulls – $2,916 CS Angus, Craig and Shelby Weirather presented a great set of bulls for their first sale in western

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Reich Ranch 62nd Annual Charolais Bull Sale

April 18, 2019 — TSLN Rep: Scott Dirk, Dan Piroutek Date of Sale: April 19, 2019 Location: Belle Fourche Livestock, Belle Fourche, SD Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar Averages: 33 Yearling Charolais bulls – $3,275 With last week's snow storm, Tim and Ree Reich postponed their 62nd Annual Charolais bull sale

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Breums win Producer of the Year Award

April 18, 2019 — Jim Breum of Taylor has been in the cattle business since he was born 81 years ago. He was born about in the middle of his present living room, he said. Breum was named Producer of the Year by the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement

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