Recent storms expected to delay pasture turnout

Following a cooler-than- normal spring 2022 and the 2021 drought, ranchers should expect a delay in grass development and growth this spring. “Air temperature is the main environmental factor that determines the rate of grass development,” says Miranda Meehan, North Dakota State University Extension livestock environ- mental stewardship specialist. “Each leaf produced on a stem requires a specific amount of […]

Cropland values increase statewide

Southwestern North Dakota counties like Mercer and Oliver are seeing double digit crop- land price increases since last year after several years of modest growth. According to Bryon Parman of the North Dakota State University extension, cropland prices throughout North Dakota are on the rise, with local southwestern counties enjoying some dramatic increases. Southwestern counties in North Dakota average an […]

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Auditor resigns after 10 years

After a decade serving as the Mercer County Auditor, Shana Brost said she is excited to move on into the private sector. Brost, who was born and raised in Beulah, currently lives in Stanton with her husband and their three children. She was appointed by the Mercer County Commission to fill the unexpired term of county auditor in 2012, and […]

Ranchers recover from record blizzard

As areas of the state deal with ice storms and flooding, many local ranchers are still recovering from the massive blizzard two weeks ago, as well as additional snow or rain from this last weekend. For cattle, and especially for newborn calves or cows giving birth in the midst of the storm, there was a great deal of stress as […]