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Langdon farmers hope for better spring

Langdon farmers hope for better spring

If you ask farmers in the Langdon, N.D., area, about 2013 planting, you’ll usually get a shrug and a pained expression....

CHS builds propane terminal to help compensate for Cochin Pipeline loss

CHS builds propane terminal to help compensate for Cochin Pipeline loss

CHS Inc.’s new rail-fed propane terminal west of Hannaford, N.D., is coming together — an important step as the industry ramps up to fill a void left ...

Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers

Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers

North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in ear...

Conservancy group promotes sustainable ag, habitat preservation

Conservancy group promotes sustainable ag, habitat preservation

The Nature Conservancy sees itself as a “quiet” conservation group, or at least lesser-known than the game species-specific groups such as Ducks Unlim...

Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest

Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest

Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to...

Grain prices updated daily

Grain prices updated daily

Mo. executes convicted killer in 1993 cattle-stealing plot

Missouri officials on Wednesday executed a man who had been convicted in 1993 of murdering a farming couple in their 60s in a plot to steal their cattle, a state official said.

Kazakhstan to boost grain exports to Iran, China

Kazakhstan will boost grain exports to Iran and China this 2013 to ’14 marketing year as it seeks to diversify regions of supply and reduce dependence on Russian and Ukrainian ports, the country’s state grain trader says.

Brazilian soybeans sold by Marubeni to China bound for US

Two Brazilian soybean cargoes initially sold to China have been switched to the United States, according to port and shipping data updated on Tuesday, the first clear evidence that the U.S. is absorbing some of China’s excess Brazilian purchases that were at risk of default.

Cost controls boost Dow Chemical margins

Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a stronger-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as cost controls helped boost margins in its divisions that make coatings, plastics and crop-protection products.

Minn. woman charged with animal neglect appears in court

A Worthington, Minn., woman facing 11 felony counts of animal neglect resulting in death and nine misdemeanor charges of mistreatment of animals appeared Tuesday in Nobles County District Court.

USDA will require reporting of PEDv

In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on April 18 announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because of undeclared allergen

Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages could instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs made with milk, a known allergen.

Minn. woman arrested in starving horses case

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a gut-wrenching case of animal abuse after finding two horses that starved to death tied to trees near Dorset Corner.

SD co-op fertilizer facility gets big boost

SD co-op fertilizer facility gets big boost

The new fertilizer facility will bring the Farmers Alliance location in Corsica, S.D., up to speed, in more ways than one.


US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers

A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.

Featured Staff Blogs AG RIGHT
GMO flash point
Agriculture isn't the first thing most people think of when they hear "Hawaii." The reality is that Hawaii's favorable year-round growing conditions have led to a thriving seed crop industry in the s...
4/22/14 at 9:19 AM STORM TRACKER
Early Warm Days Don't Have the Humidity
Those early warm days of spring are a different kind of warm day than what we get in the later spring or summer. Its about the dew point. Early in the spring, there is very little humidity available t...
4/21/14 at 11:26 PM MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
Buzz: 'Farmland' movie debuts in Fargo on on May 1 at the West Acres cinema.
The "Farmland" movie documentary will open to the public May 1 at the West Acres Theater in Fargo.(not Century 10, as someone earlier had told me). So, go for it, and let me know whether you think an ...
4/21/14 at 2:23 PM EDITOR'S NOTES
An interesting theory about horses
I got a press release today about a North Dakota State University assistant professor studying the therapeutic effects of horses. Specifically, she is looking into the effects on youth with troubled b...
3/19/14 at 5:05 PM

Featured Area Voices RURAL REFLECTIONS
Time Passages
Times passes for people. Time also passes for the things people build, like buildings and towns. I recently found a couple of websites that not only remind me of times passages but also document it. ...
4/19/14 at 6:40 AM AMY'S RANCH SLANTS
Bringing People Together, Sharing a Meal, & Benefitting Ranchers Affected by Atlas
    A Senior Project Success: When our son Myles said he was thinking about putting on a steak feed to benefit the Rancher Relief Fund for his Senior Project (a fairly new requirement for...
4/13/14 at 8:00 PM