livestock

Drought conditions causing economic hardships

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says biggest impact will be on agriculture.

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) — A lack of rain is more than hurting farmers’ and ranchers’ bottom lines. Officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis are releasing their findings saying the biggest impact of the drought will be on agriculture. Some of those impacts could mean the cost of goods going up as supplies for wheat, small grains and livestock may…

North Dakota Water Commission: Approves eligibility date for drought assistance funding to farmers and ranchers

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – The North Dakota Water Commission has voted to set April 8, 2021, as the start date for eligible labor and material expenses that can be reimbursed through the state’s Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program. In addition, the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows the expansion of Extreme Drought conditions into Richland County, making livestock producers…

Severe drought affecting farmers, crops and livestock

The most affected areas of drought are leaving lasting effects on both crops and livestock.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Severe drought conditions continue to have damaging effects on the agricultural industry. “Ninety-nine percent of the state is currently in drought of which 18 percent is in the most severe or D-4 level which is known as exceptional drought,” North Dakota State University Extension Livestock Environmental Specialist Miranda Meehan said. The most affected areas of drought…

Livestock and pet owners encouraged to be on the lookout for blue-green algae

Livestock, pets and children are most at risk of becoming ill due to the algae.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Blue-green algae may already be present in many bodies of water across North Dakota. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality says that while the algae is most common in late summer, it only takes a few hot days for the algae to bloom. The algae is known to produce toxins called cynotoxins that when ingested can cause vomiting,…

Farmers And Ranchers Are Getting Help Through Bill Passed By Senate

The House will vote on the bill on Friday. President Trump has said he will sign it.

NORTH DAKOTA – The bill provides $14 billion to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation which has been used to fund the Market Facilitation Program. It also provides $9.5 billion to support livestock, dairy and specialty crops that are being impacted due to COVID-19. North Dakota Farmers Union says it’s a step towards the right direction, but it’s hard to predict…

All About Animal Husbandry: NDSU’s Little International Livestock Show is Back

Organizers say they want to show the community what farmers and ranchers do every day

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a tradition that’s been happening for almost one hundred years… the Little International Livestock Show is back at NDSU. Agriculture plays a big role in your life even if you don’t think it does. “If you eat, you wear clothes, you have to thank a farmer. They do so much for people in the world and I…

4-H Members Show their Livestock at the Red River Valley Fair

Kids in the 4–H program have the opportunity to show off their hogs, sheep, and goats for all to see

WEST FARGO, N.D.– Kids in the 4–H program have the opportunity to show off their hogs, sheep, and goats for all to see. “They’re just so passionate about their projects and their animals and they are excited to be here, they’re excited to exhibit all of the hard work that they’ve been working on all summer long with their animals,” livestock…

NDSU Saddles Up for 92nd International Livestock Show

the show began in 1922 at the university

  FARGO, N.D. — NDSU’s Saddle and Sirloin Club is starting their 92nd Little International Livestock Show. The animals inside NDSU’s Shepperd Arena are getting ready for one of the most important days of their lives. Tomorrow will be their chance to shine at the 92nd annual Little International Show, put on by NDSU’s Saddle and Sirloin Club. “It began back…

WHO Asking Farmers and Ranchers to Stop Using Antibiotics on Healthy Animals

The organization especially wants restrictions placed on antibiotics used for growth promotion

  INTERNATIONAL — The World Health Organization wants farmers to stop using antibiotics on healthy farm animals. The organization issued a statement saying farmers and ranchers are only encouraging a lack of effective antibiotics for humans and say the overuse on healthy animals contributes to a potential deadly disease outbreak. WHO especially wants restrictions placed on antibiotics used for growth…