Category: Farm News

Farm and Field Show (8/5/21)

Mike Jerrick – West Central Ag Service, Ulen, MN Corey Hanson – Producer near Gary, MN Anne Nalewaja – Bayer Crop Science Blair Hoseth – Mahnomen area producer; MN Corn Growers District 6 Board Member Kayla Mistic – Clearwater County Extension 4-H Educator Zac Carlson – NDSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist James Hardy – CHS…
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August 5, 2021 0

Harvesting Nontraditional Crops for Hay an Option

The drought in North Dakota is impacting the yield of small-grain crops such as barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat, leading some producers to harvest the small grains as hay. The severe lack of moisture also has impacted this year’s hay production and many producers are seeking alternative, possibly nontraditional, sources of forage such as…
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August 4, 2021 0

FSA Programs to Help in Drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency says that August 2nd is the big date to keep in mind as farmers and ranchers continue to work through dry conditions. Norman County Executive Directory for FSA, Randy Tufton, says that’s when producers can get into emergency and managed CRP land for haying and grazing because…
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July 29, 2021 0

Farm and Field Show (7/29/21)

Gaylord Christianson – Farmer near Halstad, MN Steve Petry – Ada Fire Department Chief Billy Bushelle – Owner/Manager, Bagley Livestock Exchange and Winger Livestock Sales Larry Prager – Center of the Nation Wool, Belle Fourche, SD Joe Pierce – Farmer near Warren, MN Mike Skaug – Producer near Beltrami, MN & President of the Minnesota…
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July 29, 2021 0

Take Precautions to Avoid Fires During Harvest

Ada, MN — As wheat harvest begins in the area, fire departments are on alert given the dry conditions and fire risks typically associated with harvest. Despite the drought, Ada Fire Chief Steve Petry says they have been fortunate to have a relatively quiet summer when it comes fighting fires. Now that harvest is beginning,…
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July 28, 2021 0

Mahnomen County Fair 4-H, FFA Livestock and Exhibit Showcase

Luke Donner told us about his many projects at the fair including his Polypay Sheep, Echo. Ashlyn Accobee showed a rabbit (below) at the fair receiving a blue ribbon. Xander Accobee didn’t get to show his rabbit Oreo (above) but told us about some of his other 4-H projects. Thor Askelson showed a few projects…
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July 24, 2021 0

Two Days of Fun & 4-H at the Mahnomen County Fair Begins Thursday!

Mahnomen, MN — The Mahnomen County Fair returns for their 104th annual showing for two days of family fun and 4-H activities this Thursday and Friday, July 22nd and 23rd at the Mahnomen County Fairgrounds. Over those two days, there will be lots of livestock and exhibit judging, bouncy games, music, food, and grandstand entertainment,…
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July 22, 2021 0

USDA Conservation Signup Ending Soon

Ada, MN — The rental rate calculations and enhancements have been announced for those interested in one of the several USDA Conservation programs, but landowners will have to act fast as deadlines are approaching. Randy Tufton of the Norman County FSA previews some of the new incentives that should have more producers interested in enrolling…
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July 21, 2021 0