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As clear as mud: EPA, cattle advocates butt heads on proposed Waters of the U.S. rule

September 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

There are definitely two sides when it comes to the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule change proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
That was made clear Saturday in Dickinson at the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Convention and T…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

The Pope of Slope County: Bowman rancher to be honored by North Dakota Stockmen’s for contributions to industry

September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

He once was seen in various places — in the air, piloting his Cessna to help ranching neighbors find a lost bull or to get a needed machinery part; or seen at meetings, heading up boards and organizations; and he was seen at the ranch, so often at …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

3 days of cattle: Annual N.D. Stockmen’s convention comes at exciting time

September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

With record-high cattle prices and rising numbers in North Dakota, an organization dedicated to the industry has a lot to celebrate.
“It’s a good time to be in the beef industry,” said Julie Ellingson, executive vice president for the North Da…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

PHOTO: Big sale at Mitchell Livestock Auction

September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Eucs, grass and a tear

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The other day, the Dickinson Research Extension Center became home to an unstoppable force that is going to drill a well. In this case, an oil well.

The spot selected is in the middle of a native grass pasture. Who knows the age of that native gra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Beef prices reach US record as nation’s herd struggles to rebound

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Megan Durisin

GREENVILLE, Ill. — For a guy who just sold some of his cattle at the highest price ever, Missouri rancher Ryan Sharrock is showing less enthusiasm for beef. He says the meat is just too expensive and that the cost probably will …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Beef Talk: A good mix of beef, oil industries

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

The changing world of western North Dakota is a hot and cold topic. In a sense, most would consider change to be a point of reality. Seldom, if ever, does one get to make a statement about life and then control that point for a lifetime.
We call tha…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