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Farms ordered to report pig virus infections

April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed mi…continue reading on dglobe.com

Federal board orders fertilizer delivery plans

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A federal regulatory agency on Tuesday ordered two major railroads to report their plans to ensure fertilizer shipments for spring planting.
The Surface Transportation Board is requiring BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to present their pla…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil traffic may delay US fertilizer shipments, farmers warn

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely de…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM ends Bundy standoff: Agency releases herd after protests in Nevada

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BUNKERVILLE, Nev. — U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government’s roundup of cattle it said were illegally grazing on federal land and giving about 300 animals ba…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Area man killed in late-night tractor rollover

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW ENGLAND — A Dickinson man was killed Friday morning in a farm-related accident, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Kyle Binstock, 29, was traveling in a 2014 Challenger tractor being driven by his cousin, Justin Binstock, 35, on 51…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Area man killed in late-night tractor rollover

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

A Dickinson man was killed Friday morning in a farm accident, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Kyle Binstock, 29, was traveling in a 2014 Challenger tractor being driven by Justin Binstock, 35, on 51st St. SW about 9 miles north of Ne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

USDA’s Farm Service Agency announces sign-up date for disaster assistance programs

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill, beginning Tu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

USDA’s Farm Service Agency announces sign-up date for disaster assistance programs

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced today that farmers and ranchers can sign-up for disaster assistance programs, re-established and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill, beginning Tu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Eyes on expansion: Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cow numbers, but challenges remain

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

CLIFFORD — The delivery went smoothly, and both mother and newly born bull calf are doing well. The cow, maternal instincts on overdrive, licks the calf fervently. Her son, ungainly but determined, tries to struggle to his feet in the straw-covered…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Livestock disaster aid sign-up set for next week

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Ranchers in the Dakotas whose herds were devastated by an early October blizzard can begin signing up for federal disaster aid next week.

The federal Agriculture Department on Monday said farmers and ranchers can start signi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com