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,o" Page 2 Golden Valley News March 9, 2017 Bock, Talkington to go to State Bee MEDORA - The Billings County Spelling Bee took place on Feb. 23, at the Medora Community Cen- ter. Students in grades 4-8 from both Prairie and DeMores elementary schools participated in the event. The top of the class winners were: iburth - Grace Aahaud; fifth - Emma Beck;. sixth - Tacy Palahniuk; seventh - Tasha Wanner; and eighth - Alex Costas. The overall top two winners who will be going on to compete at the State Spelling Bee at the Ramkota Inn in Bismarck on March 20, are Emma Beck, daughter of Eric and DeeAnn Beck; and Abby Talkington, daughter of Shane and Amanda Talk- ington. State Waterbank Program )king applications BISMARCK - The Noah Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), along wi.th the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGF), is seeking applications for the State Waterbank Program, a water man- agement program for Noah Dakota landowners and lessees. Up to $750,000 will be made available for grants through funding from the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund. Eligib!e lands include flooded agricultural land and naturally occur- ring wetlands throughout the state of Noah Dakota. "The State Waterbank Program focuses on managing water in wet conditions and compensating landowners or lessees for flooded acres and surrounding upland areas," Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring! sfiid'~I ~'This' working lands prepare allows' surrounding upland areas to remain active while keeping present water bodies stored. To- gether, these areas will benefit polli- nators, wildlife and sportsmen of Noah Dakota." The program provides participat- ing landowners or lessees with a fi- nancial ~. incentive to preserve wetlands along with at least an equal amount of adjacent upland through five- or 10-year agreements. During the agreement period, a participating landowner or lessee may not drain, bum or otherwise destroy the wetland character. Participants may manage the upland portion of enrolled land through seeding and a prescribed hay- ing/grazing management plan. "Applicants with a prescribed hay- ing/grazing management plan will be given preference," said Goehring. "Such plans keep the land active while helping to control noxious weeds." The payment rates have been set at $20/acre/year for wetland acres, $20/acre/year for non-tillable or pas- tureland upland acres, $40/acre/year for enrolled seeded upland acres and $2/acre/year for enrolled public ac- cess acres. In order to be eligible, the public access acres Cannot be com- pensated by other programs. Cost-sharing is available to plant grass or pollinator mix on the upland acres enrolled in the program through NDDA and NDGF. The application period for the State Waterbank Program ends March 17. Applications and complete details are available at www.nd.gov. Belfield man killed in crash SOUTH HEART-ABelfield man Weigum was not buckled and was was kill)ed in a re!lover, Wednesday, fully ejected. The Highway Patrol, March 1, af about 8:25 p.m. Stark County Sheriff's Office, J0stin Weigum, 32, of Belfield, Belfield Police Department, the was :eastbound on gravel road 45th Billings County Sheriff's Office, and St. S.W, Hriving a2.004 Chevy Subur- the Beffield Ambulance Service re- ban,iwhen he ailed to p[operly ne- sponded. Weigum died at the scene. gotiate a curve in the roadway about , Road conditions were normal and 12 miles southwest of South Heart., the weather conditions were clear, accdrding to a Noah Dakota High- the Highway Patrol said. The crash way Patrol media release, remained under investigation by the The ChevY, rotated clockwise, en- Highway Patrol, according to the tered the south ditch, and rolled. March 3 media release. ? ' , Large crowd attends fund-raiser Above: Jason Lee, left, and Levi Root cook sausages for guests, at the Sentinel Butte Fire Department's Annual Pan- cake, Sausage, & French Toast Supper on March 4 at the Sen- tinel Butte Hall. A few hundred people attended. Below: John Paul Baker, foreground, and Karl Baker look over a jar of pick- led eggs that were offered at the auction. (Photos by Richard Volesky) 0il field spill reported in McKenzie County The Noah Dakota Department of opment. Health (NDDoH) has been notified Initial estimates indicate 500 bar- of a produced water spill in McKen- rels of produced were released, im- zie County caused by a faulty gasket pacting a nearby unnamed tributary on a gathering line owned by Oasis to Timber Creek. The flow has been Petroleum. stopped. Personnel from the NDDoH The release occurred on Tuesday, and North Dakota Oil and Gas Divi- Feb. 28, approximately 11 miles sion Were on site and will continue northwest of Arnegard and was re- to monitor the investigation and ported the same day Produced water work with the company on remedia- is a byproduct of oil and gas devel- tion. Stevenson Funeral Home Locally Owned and Family Operated I Serving Southwestern North Dakota and Southeastern Montana : .FuneralDirectors ~It~kl~A~t~--~] Jon Stevenson Nic Stevenson [oily ,ov. 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Cost is $12 per person with fish - $10 per person without fish. Egg decorating A PysankyAJkrainian egg decorating class will be held April 1 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please call UCI at 701-483-1486 to register as space is limited. Grain truck or cattle truck: Which one should I load? The increase in beef cows re- quires utilization of cropland. Land use is embedded in lOng- term thinking and the individual de- sires oT those involved in farming and ranching. Agricultural produc- tion systems incorporate land eco- types, along with associated capital purchases and investment in equip- ment. Once these systems are im- plemented, change is difficult to initiate. In addition, financial .partners prefer the well-trodden path in con- trast to newer, unknown paths that have greater risk. Data from the 2012 U.S. agricultural census (https://www.agcensus.usda.gov) tell us that within North Dakota, 69.1 percent (27,147,240 acres) was in cropland, 26.1 percent (10,247,184 acres) was in perma- nent pasture or rangeland, 4.1 per- cent was in farmsteads and .7 percent was in woodlands. The 2012 North Dakota inven- tory of cows and heifers that "calved was 899,558 head. With 101247,184 acres as pasture, that is 11.4 acres per cow-calf pair. However.- in southwestern North Dakota, ira pro- ducer stocks early spring, cool-sea- son pasture for one month at one acre per cow, summer pasture at 2.5 acres per month per cow for five months and winter forage at three acres per cow, the producer needs 16.5 acres to support the cow. With 899,558 cow-calf pairs, a land base at 16.5 acres per cow would require 14,842,707 acres, which means 4.595 "523 acres of the total cropland must be utilized for beef cows. The 2012 census re- ported 2,172,738 acres were used for forage production, meaning 2,422,785 cropland acres were uti- lized indirectly to feed the cows, perhaps as fall aftermath grazing. The 2016 North Dakota agricul- tural statistics report 920,000 cows and heifers, an increase since the 2012 census. Because the 2012 cen- sus data would indicate most acreS already are in use, little room seems to be available for more expansion unless land use changes. Could that happen? Well, maybe. Soil health and incorporation of livestock into management proto- cols can be a magical union. Research at the Dickinson Re- search Extension Center (DREC), coordinated by visiting scholar Songul Senturklu and animal scien- tist Douglas Landblom, explored the concept of enhancing soil produc~ tivity using a multicrop rotation, along with integrating beef cattle for grazing. Data collected show those acres currently utilized for crop pro- duction could be integrated across North Dakota and similar areas by adding cattle for grazing. Of course, this means a signifi- cant shift in the crop rotation sys- tems within the agronomic industry. So, "what if?" What if agricultural producers implemented crop rota- tion systems to improve soil health, lower input costs,.and significantly diversify and integrate crop and ABBREVIATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AND AMEND-- ADMINISTRATIVE RULES relating to Claiming Races North Dakota Racing Commission will hold a public hearing to address proposed changes to the N.D. Admin. Code article 69.5-01-07-17. ND Racing Commission Office 500 N. 9th Street (lower level) Bismarck, ND Thurs., April 27, 2017 9:00 a.m. A copy of the proposed rule and amendments may be printed from the North Dakota Racing Commission website, www. ndracingcommission.com, or obtained by writing the above addtess or calling (701) 328-4633. Written comments on the proposed rules may be sent to the above address by Mon, May 8, 2017. If you plan to attend the public hearing and will need special facilities or assistance relating to a disability, please contact the North Dakota Racing Commission at the above telephone number or address at-least seven (7)-days prior to the public hearing. Dated this 28th day of February, 2017. Gunner laCour, Director North Dakota Racing Commission b~ .b" 'L livestock systems? '; The center has implemented a five-year crop rotational system that ,:~ utilizes each crop each year by allo- b eating 20 percent of available !; acreage to each crop. The cropping ,2 sequence used is as follows: Field A is planted to spring.- {.~ seeded sunflowers, the flowers are ~.~ harvested as a cash crop and cows i! graze the fall residue. P Field B is planted to fall-seeded ~,' hard red spring wheat, harvested the ,," following summer as a cash crop ~,: and then fall seeded with winter trit- ;~ icale-hairy vetch. ~: Field C is planted to fall-seeded ,:. triticale-hairy vetch and harvested ',,: as hay in early summer, followed by ,~; being seeded in June with a seven .... species cover crop (sunflowers, everleaf oats, flex winter peas, hairy vetch, Winfred forage rapeseed, Ethiopian cabbage and hunter leaf turnips). The cover crop is harvested (grazed) by yearling steers. Field D is spring seeded with an 85-day corn variety and is harvested ~ (grazed) by yearling steers, qf : F_ield E is spring seeded with a ,t field pea and barley intercrop i~ (Arvika peas and Stockford barley) ~ and also is harvested (grazed) by the ~ yearling steers. ~,~ Now Fields A and B remain as 40 percent of the farm acreage,, and ,~ every fifth year, they produce a cash )'; crop of wheat or sunflowers. Fields ~,i C, D and E make up 60 percent of id; the farm acreage, and every fifth ,:: year, each field is harvested by graz- ,,:: ing yearling steers. "=:. Extended discussion associated with the implementation of an ag- i-~ gressive integrated crop and live- ~ stock system is needed and possible. ,, The proposed system can improve ;. soil health; add more diversity per 2' acre; establish crop rotations, in- ,: eluding cover crops for more ,., pounds of forage per acre; and pro- ,, duce more biomass, grain, grass and ~ hay: It also can add more pounds of ,, beef per acre, extend conventional i~ marketing of beef from calves to ", yearlings and, in the end, add more dollars per acre. At the DREC, such a land change "4 has added 708 pounds as a yearling ,, steer to the previously marketed ,,, 567-pound fall steer calf. Think ,: about it. Yes, we can add pounds of calf through the conversion of for- -', age to beef. , Ultimately, we have a choice: ,, grain truck or cattle truck. Which ,.; one should I load? ,'~ May you find all your ear tags. ,;~ -) Golden Valley News p.o. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 221-280) Staff: Richard Volesky, editor/ reporter, Jenae Orluck, corre- spondent and Jane Cook, office and news assistant. The Golden Valley News is pub- lished each Thursday, 22 Central Ave., Suite 1, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and addi- tional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Golden Valley News, P.49= Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two to three weeks for new subscriptions, renewal of ex- pired subscriptions and for address changes. Contact Information Phone: 701-872-3755 Fax: 701-872-3756 Email: goldenandbillings@ gmail.com Subscriptions: 1 year: $34 Golden Valley County 1 year: $38 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year: $42 out-of-state and snowbirds 9 months: $25 In-state college rate The Golden Valley News is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. 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