Lower prices cut crop’s appeal, but keep an eye on spring weather.
Farmers in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota will, on balance, plant more corn this year than in 2012, according to USDA’s influential prospective plantings report issued March 28.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making one final push to collect information for the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Area crop insurance agents are breathing a little easier this week.
Many area farmers, for their part, are paying a little more for crop insurance than they did in 2012, while other producers are paying a little less.
It’s called electrostatic particle ionization and an Olivia, Minn., company says the technology can help confinement livestock producers be more efficient.
The U.S. Census of Agriculture, conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, illustrates the big decline in small farms.
Cow numbers in the Upper Midwest have dropped through the decades.
A small North Dakota dairy farm closes, and a once-common way of life is almost gone.
Twin calves arrive on the Johnson farm and calving is under way in earnest in region.
Potatoes and pulse crops are among industries affected.
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