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...
Soggy fall slows wheat harvest
Gordon Stoner began harvesting July 31. Since then, persistent rains have allowed him to run his combine about 120 hours, an average of 20 hours per w...
U.S. business and agriculture groups have urged Pacific trading partners not to exclude tobacco from investment protection rules in a new free trade deal under negotiation, warning it would set a bad precedent.
Ukraine has complained to the World Trade Organization about a decision by Russia to ban imports of fruit and vegetables from the country, the agriculture ministry says.
A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Oct. 22 seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for an herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences.
The majority of soy exporting firms in Brazil have still not agreed to collect royalties for seed giant Monsanto Co., threatening sales of up to a quarter of the country’s soy crop, industry association Abiove said on Oct. 23.
On Oct. 21, Northern Elementary School in Bemidji, Minn., served a few more people than usual, as Dave Frederickson, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, visited the school to dine with staff members and local farmers in celebration of Farm to School Month.RELATED CONTENT
With record harvests depressing prices, U.S. farmers are holding tight to their corn and soybeans and binging on chemicals that protect stored grain from critters or even leaving corn standing in fields over winter to avoid storage charges.RELATED CONTENT
Dow Chemical Co., the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, says it is looking to cut fixed costs by $1 billion over the next three years, building on reductions that have helped boost margins.
After saying for months that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency could not possibly allow farmers to take bad years out of their actual production history for 2015 crops, and receiving relentless criticism from Republicans over the issue, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Oct. 21 that farmers will be allowed to exclude years for most spring crops for the coming year.
The final plan for a water supply for the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant in North Dakota might be nearing completion, according to Brian Schouvieller, CHS senior vice president of North American grain marketing and crop nutrients.
Continued warm, dry weather, and the forecast of more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?