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Powerful cow antibiotic often misused by farmers

December 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

It is one of the most potent antibiotics used by U.S. cattle and dairy farmers, the key component in the top-selling drug line of Zoetis, the world’s largest animal health company.
But the strength of the antibiotic ceftiofur — and the frequency…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A fight for control: Farmers say weed management neglected on federal lands near Lake Oahe

November 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Mikkel Pates
Forum News Service
LINTON — Herb Grenz looks across the expanse of his crops on the east side of the Missouri River and wonders if the 2015 North Dakota Legislature will offer any solutions for persistent weed infestation and land…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Washed away

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

LEOTA — Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton is in limbo.

“Everything we farm is gone,” he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his…continue reading on dglobe.com

Co-op members ready to fight: Killdeer farmers, ranchers bring up concerns to board they plan to remove

April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

KILLDEER – Killdeer Cenex Farmers Union Co-op members battled with the board of directors and its attorney Thursday at a meeting in response to member concerns over the store’s new focus on oilfield business.
Co-op members weren’t playing around…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Vilsack: New farm bill an investment in rural America

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Agriculture Act of 2014 — or farm bill — passed by Congress and signed last week by President Barack Obama, strengthens the farm safety net and ensures vital nutrition assistance for hardworking children and families during tough times. It cl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmer-based site plants seeds of love

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Megan McAndrew of Bismarck wasn’t having much luck in the dating scene — either online or in person.
Though McAndrew, 64, was ready for a relationship after being a widow for more than a decade, the North Dakota transplants from New England — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmer-based site plants seeds of love

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Megan McAndrew of Bismarck wasn’t having much luck in the dating scene — either online or in person.
Though McAndrew, 64, was ready for a relationship after being a widow for more than a decade, the North Dakota transplants from New England — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmers pleased to have long-delayed farm bill

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited five-year farm bill — the Agricultural Act of 2014 — in a ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
“Congress passed a bipartisan farm bill that is go…continue reading on dglobe.com

Farmers pleased to have long-delayed farm bill

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited five-year farm bill — the Agricultural Act of 2014 — in a ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
“Congress passed a bipartisan farm bill that is go…continue reading on dglobe.com

Hoeven: Farm bill may not come until 2014

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

HETTINGER — Predicting that a farm bill may not become reality until next year, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., addressed members of the state’s farming and ranching community here Friday morning.
“What I’m pushing for is to get it out onto the fl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com