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  • Devils Lake flooding continues to cause agricultural losses
    The current estimate of cropland that will be lost to the lake in 2015 is 133,888 acres, according to Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board, and Bill Hodous, North Dakota State University Extension Service Ramsey County agent.
  • UNL breaks ground on new Veterinary Diagnostic Center
    The VDC, Nebraska’s only accredited veterinary diagnostic lab, improves animal health through diagnostics and disease surveillance, protecting the state’s livestock industry. 
  • Will feedlot expansion in the Upper Midwest continue?
    Looking forward, the question becomes in what region will these additional calves be fed? A change in feedlot capacity by region that began during the severe drought during the early 2010s, which triggered a shift in cattle to the north, appears to still be in underway.
  • Land exchange concerns landowners, commissioners
    When land owner Martha Whitcher spoke to the Pennington County Commission April 21 about the proposed Cain Creek Land Exchange, she pulled no punches. 
    “Today it’s 2,500 acres. Tomorrow, it may be 3,000 acres. The day after that, it may be 10,000” she said. “Pennington County cannot handle any more land taken away from the tax rolls.”
    
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  • The current estimate of cropland that will be lost to the lake in 2015 is 133,888 acres, according to Jeff Frith, manager of the Devils Lake Basin Joint Water Resource Board, and Bill Hodous, North Dakota State University Extension Service Ramsey County agent. 
  • he WTO ruled against the requirements for meat to have information regarding where the animal was born, raised and harvested. This is the fourth time the WTO has voted against COOL. 
  • USDA has released a new report showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs with an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and environment fields in the United States.  

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