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North Dakota Soybeans: Avoid Loss During Harvesting, Drying, Storage

North Dakota Soybeans: Avoid Loss During Harvesting, Drying, Storage

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Harvest timing can have a huge impact on soybean shatter losses, according to North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer Ken Hellevang. “Field losses, splits and cracked seed coats increase as moisture content decreases,” he says. “Shatter losses have

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North Dakota: 8 Farm/Ranch Legacy Planning Workshops Set, Nov. – Jan.

North Dakota: 8 Farm/Ranch Legacy Planning Workshops Set, Nov. – Jan.

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 11, 2017

After many good years in agriculture, some retirement-age farmers and ranchers may be thinking that now is a good time to exit the industry while letting the next generation shoulder the brunt of uncertainty in today’s agricultural environment. “Preparing the

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North Dakota: Long-Term Grain Storage Requires Good Management

North Dakota: Long-Term Grain Storage Requires Good Management

👤By Ellen Crawford, North Dakota State University 🕔Oct 10, 2017

The amount of grain in storage in North Dakota continues to increase. Corn stocks on Sept. 1 were up 161 percent from 2016. Of that, 54 million bushels are stored on North Dakota farms, which is a 315 percent increase.

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