Ethanol plants depend on rail service improvement to prevent shutdowns
Jim Seurer says only “plain old action” can prevent serious impacts from rail delays on the ethanol industry this winter and beyond....
Ag students remain in high demand
Dylan Pratt smiles as he walks through the college livestock barn. He calls out friendly greetings to the cattle and pats a few on the forehead. ...
ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows
Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices. ...
ND rancher wears multiple hats
Nevada Miller is a rancher. He’s a taxidermist. And, for a little longer, he’s a rodeo bullfighter, too. ...
Investing in trends: Farm, seed company expands storage, cleaning and treating operations
HAYES, S.D. — Transit demand, trends toward a rise in crop acreage, better yields and an increase in treated seed use have nudged Al Meier into some b...
State government leaders said they are finalizing comments urging two federal agencies to withdraw a proposed rule that Gov. Jack Dalrymple said would “drastically expand” federal authority over North Dakota waters.
Barring a sudden pile-up of grain across Western Canada in the next five weeks, Ottawa will lift requirements that railways move minimum volumes of crops, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said in an interview. While Ritz said he is not ruling out any options before the rules expire Nov. 29, government data show grain has flowed more smoothly since the current harvest began compared with a year ago.
Climate change and food insecurity are “threat multipliers,” and 32 countries dependent on farming face an “extreme risk” of conflict or civil unrest in the next 30 years, a global analytics firm says.
The American Sugar Alliance praised the agreement between the Mexican and U.S. governments to place limits on Mexican sugar shipments to the U.S. and to suspend the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of sugar from Mexico. But the Sweetener Users Association said it was “deeply concerned” about the agreement.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will decide whether to appeal the World Trade Organization decision that found fault with the U.S. country-of-origin labeling regime for red meat, and added that the WTO has asked any appeal to be held until January.
Groups that crafted an animal cruelty bill approved by the North Dakota Legislature last year are “generally pleased” with how the law is working and aren’t seeking any changes to it, a livestock association spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Beef trends come and go but some can cause confusion. Brad Morgan, meat scientist at Zoetis Animal Health, says it’s the responsibility of cattlemen to educate consumers on what’s right and what’s wrong.
An initiated measure to dedicate a small portion of North Dakota’s oil tax revenue to conservation either is unnecessary or essential depending on who’s talking, attendees at a discussion on Measure 5 heard Monday night in the Manvel Community Center.
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Nov. 3 issue, including a cover story on successful spring wheat yields. The region has enjoyed excellent yields in the past few years. The issue also will feature coverage of an ag conference this week, updates on railroad car progress and much more. Don't miss it.RELATED CONTENT
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