DL News Staff
The complexity and ramifications of the current processes involved in marketing beef are starting to surface. The calves are doing fine, the beef supply is as healthy as ever, but the paperwork is a mixed bag of yes, no or maybe. The challenge producers face is concentrating on the ramifications of doing business in an absolute, no-exceptions environment.
Just in time for those New Year's resolutions to eat healthier, balanced diets, in The Healthy Beef Cookbook is available now in bookstores nationwide. Co-authors Richard Chamberlain and Betsy Hornick combined their culinary and nutrition expertise to bring great-tasting lean beef to the table in the more than 130 delicious and nutrient-rich recipes, color photos, nutrition tips and culinary techniques that feature lean beef, and many of the recipes take 30 minutes or less to prepare. The cookbook and additional marketing and resource materials were coordinated on behalf of the Cattlemen's
Many growers used foliar fungicides on soybeans in 2005, and there were many anecdotal reports of yield gains. The reports of yield gains have piqued grower interest in foliar fungicides, and many will consider trying foliar fungicides in 2006. However, a word of caution must be offered about these anecdotal reports. We often hear about the positive responses from the latest input, but what about all of the neutral or negative yield responses?
Opportunities to produce organic milk for Organic Valley Family of Farms Cooperative will be explored at a meeting in McIntosh on Wednesday, March 1. The meeting will be at the McIntosh Community Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Speakers include: Why Organic? by Jim Stordahl; Organic Valley company information and pay schedules by Al Hass; and How to Produce Milk without Antibiotics by Dr. Paul Dettloff, DVM. A pizza lunch will be provided.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of Feb.
The Eastern Crop Scout School will be held at the Fargo (N.D.) Holiday Inn March 1-2. The North Dakota State University Extension Service sponsors the school. It is designed for individuals who will be scouting crops for pest and production problems this year. The program has an introductory component to teach the basics in weed, disease and insect identification, and scouting procedures. The school also provides sessions devoted to important pest and production issues for major crops in the region. The school begins at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 1, and concludes at 4 p.m.
Rumors that the cattle cycle no longer exists were laid to rest with the most recent cattle inventory report released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service Jan. 27. The USDA confirmed that U.S. cattle numbers, as of Jan. 1, increased for the second straight year. The estimated number of cattle and calves in the U.S.
A grant has been awarded to North Dakota State University under the direction of Shahryar Kianian, associate professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, for a central high-throughput genetic analysis facility at NDSU. The institution is conducting basic genetic/molecular research on the persistent biotic and abiotic stresses that affect production and on the effects of natural and introduced contaminants in the food processing stream.
It's likely Robert Haseltine's child pornography case will be put to rest, despite revelations that the judge lacked relevant information on the former school social worker prior to sentencing. In a highly unusual move, Clay County District Judge Galen Vaa on Thursday released a four-page letter saying his sentence may have been different had Vaa known about a Fargo investigation that found 26 separate child pornography images on Haseltine's home computer. Haseltine, 50, who pleaded guilty to one count of disseminating child pornography in Clay County, received a suspended imposition of sent
Threats to school safety aren't always obvious. For instance, take a student who writes an essay in which an assassin blows up a school and then kills himself. Is the student a threat to others? This week the U.S. Secret Service will train more than 250 area educators, law enforcement and health officials on ways to prevent school violence. They were invited by Fargo Public Schools, the Fargo Police Department and the U.S.