The Wheat Council's annual wheat tour saw a beautiful, essentially disease-free crop on its 472 stops in North Dakota, northern South Dakota and northwest Minnesota.RELATED CONTENT
Area farm group leaders have worked for two years on a new farm bill. They have a mixed reaction on whether legislation approved Thursday by the U.S. House is a step in the right direction.
Area farm group leaders say they’re surprised and disappointed that the U.S. House rejected a new farm bill Thursday. They also say they’re not sure what comes next.
Now comes the hard part: House passage.
Some fields may need to be replanted.
Weather and prices hurt the sugar industry, but union workers locked out of American Crystal Sugar Co. since August 2011 are heading back to work.
Officials with Northern Plains Nitrogen announced May 9 that they hope to build a $1.5 billion nitrogen plant in the northeast North Dakota city of Grand Forks.
No money for program now, but funding could be restored, FSA official says.
Agriculture employs a relatively large number of baby-boomers at or near retirement age, which contributes to employers’ need for news hires, officials say.RELATED CONTENT
VegScape supplements, but doesn’t replace, the widely followed crop progress reports that USDA issues during the growing season.
I don’t know if the past few years have been the best stretch ever for farmers on the Northern Plains.
Sure, wheat, corn and cattle are common on the Northern Plains, but the prairie’s leading staple may be gray hair.
The past few years have been pretty sweet for many area farmers. Yes, some producers, especially ones with livestock, have struggled through no fault of their own. And yes, many producers, again through no fault of their own, sold a lot of grain too soon or too late and missed the best prices.
If you’re closely connected to agriculture on the Northern Plains, you’ve almost certainly come to this unpleasant conclusion: A growing number of area residents know little about ag and care even less.
There’s nothing quite like harvest on the Northern Plains. If you’re a pragmatist, you enjoy harvest because it’s when the money rolls in.
One summer years ago, when I was still a farm kid, central North Dakota was gripped by drought.