Mandan News

Livestock show clinic

NDSU Extension Agent
By Ashley Stegeman

Dates to Remember
April 24 – 4-H Camp Improvement Day, 4-H Camp Washburn
April 26 – Hubbard’s Feed: Show Clinic 1 p.m. Great River Energy Bldg. 1531 E Century Ave,
Bismarck, in the N.D. Bis-Fort Union East and West Conference Rooms
May 3-4 – ND State 4-H Archery Shoot, ND 4-H Camp, Washburn
May 5 – Morton County Weed Board Meeting 1 p.m. Morton County Courthouse
May 5 – Mandan Community Garden Meeting 5:30 p.m. Morton County Courthouse,
Commissioners Room, Basement

4-H/FFA Livestock Show Clinic
A clinic for youth interested in showing livestock will be held Saturday, April 26, with lunch at noon. Presentations will begin at 1 p.m. at the Great River Energy Bldg. 1531 E Century Ave, Bismarck, in the N.D. Bis-Fort Union East and West Conference Rooms. Topics Include: Project Selection Feeding and Management, Animal Health, and Swine PEDV. Call Hubbard Feeds at 800-333-7303 to RSVP, or call Tim Clark at 701-799-7752, or Aaron Galbreath at 701- 595-6004

Livestock Forage Disaster Programs
April 15 was the first day to apply for Livestock Disaster programs with the new USDA Farm bill. This program is retroactive to Oct. 1, 2011. Payments are for losses incurred in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and then future years, since this is a permanent title in the farm bill. Most of N.D. was in a drought for 2012 and 2013, so please remind producers about the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. A map of eligible counties for LFP drought may be found at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov Along with a FSA Eligibility Tool, found at http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/fsa/FsaEligibilityCounty.aspx may be used to determine the severity of drought.
More information can be found at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/lfp_2014_fbill.pdf.