Ag census shows fewer bigger farms and more young farmers
The number of farmers aged 25 to 34 has risen, a welcome change in an economic sector where, by all accounts, more young blood is needed. Nationwide, ...
Considering alternative crops
Sagging crop prices, particularly corn prices, have farmers looking into other crops, including dry beans and other “small-market crops” that normally...
Rail issues hamper ag business
Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter....
Canadian Wheat Board privatizes
The Canadian Wheat Board, for decades a powerhouse in North American agriculture, is gone. In its place is the still-evolving CWB....
Northern Crops Institute promotes region's fare
The Northern Crops Institute in Fargo, N.D., offers farmers an opportunity to showcase their changing crops to a changing world....
In about the last half-century, there was a steep decline in the number of farms in South Dakota. In 1959, there were 55,727 farms in the state, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. By 2012, that number had fallen nearly 43 percent to 31,989.RELATED CONTENT
The Canadian government said on Thursday it would take action to address a lack of rail capacity that has led to a backlog of grain shipments, with two top ministers set to provide details on Friday.
Foreign trading houses have not resumed concluding new grain exports contracts because of continued tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine’s Agriculture Minister Ihor Shvaika said on Wednesday.
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson previews the March 10 issue, including a cover story that profiles a South Dakota ranch family working to recover from the Oct. 4 blizzard with the help of friends, neighbors and strangers. The issue also includes coverage of how the unrest in Ukraine is affecting regional ag equipment exporters, and much more.RELATED CONTENT
CHS Inc. is offering nearly 17 million shares of stock with a possible intended purpose of partially funding the anticipated construction of a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in Spiritwood, according to Lani Jordan, director of corporate communications for CHS.
A bull on the loose in Casselton forced elementary students to miss recess Thursday.RELATED CONTENT
A group of Minnesota beekeepers on March 5 asked state agriculture officials to suspend the use of corn seeds treated with certain pesticides. The petition, signed by 40 beekeepers, blames neonicotinoid pesticides for killing honeybees.
South Dakota investigators are determining whether the activity that led to Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling’s Monday resignation included any crimes, according to Mitchell (S.D.) Mayor Ken Tracy.RELATED CONTENT
A cut in funding for the U.S. meat and poultry inspections contained in the Obama administration’s 2015 budget proposal does not mean less attention to food safety, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says.RELATED CONTENT
China’s process to approve Syngenta’s MIR162 genetically modified corn is underway after the firm submitted additional material to authorities in November and should go through quickly, says Vice Agriculture Minister Niu Dun.