ND farmer makes farm bill decisions for the last time before handing operation over to sons
Al Juliuson is in the process of signing up for the Agricultural Act of 2014....
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Farmers, landowners renegotiate rental agreements
In a normal year, many Upper Midwest farmers and landlords already would have agreed on 2015 rental rates for cropland and pasture. In a normal year, ...
Regional ag lender survey shows farm debt rising
It might not be a return to the 1980s credit crisis, but another ag lender survey shows a yellow light for “slow” in the region’s agricultural pace h...
Sheep poised for a comeback
Cade and Casey Koenig carry pails of corn as impatient sheep wait expectantly. It’s a raw, blustery early winter morning and the pails are heavy, but ...
Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands
Herb Grenz looks across the expanse of his crops on the east side of the Missouri River and wonders if the 2015 North Dakota Legislature will offer a...
The U.S. Department of Commerce has reached an agreement with the Mexican government and sugar producers to suspend the antidumping and countervailing duty cases against Mexican sugar imports. The deal is causing cautious optimism among sugar producers and criticism from sugar users.
The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says it will do what it can to restore the state’s former wolf management program.
More than half of food tested by the U.S. government for pesticide residues last year showed detectable levels of pesticides, though most were within levels the government considers to be safe, according to a report issued Dec. 19 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
China has officially approved imports of a genetically modified Bayer CropScience soybean variety after seven years of review, the company says, raising expectations that approval notices will come soon for other grains.
China has officially approved imports of a genetically modified corn seed at the center of a string of lawsuits over U.S. grain shipments, seed firm Syngenta AG said on Monday, ending uncertainty after a five-year review.
South Korea has suspended imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products because of an outbreak of bird flu in the U.S., the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement on Dec. 21. The suspension comes as South Korea is struggling to contain its own outbreak of bird flu in birds.
As North Dakota’s government faces criticism for its alleged failure to regulate the oil and gas industry, state officials have sided with three oil companies in an ongoing lawsuit.
Slower grain sales because of slack prices has reduced complaints about slow commodity rail shipments, but the railroads are reporting persistent backlogs, and container shipments of agricultural and other products to key Pacific Northwest ports are worse than ever, officials say.
The first Lake Region Extension Roundup 35 years ago was a relatively modest one-day event that focused on sunflowers, the hot crop of the day.