The North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota Farm Service Agency state offices have extended prevented-planting reporting deadlines to July 15 to coincide with the final acreage reporting date.
Montana FSA hasn’t received any requests to extend the deadline and consequently hasn’t done so.
Heavy rains across parts of the Upper Midwest June 14 to 16 ended the planting season for many farmers and threaten the fields of some others.
Minnesota is shifting to a higher diesel mandate on July 1, and the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council is supporting a series of workshops intended to help farmers, diesel retailers and others learn more.
North Dakota ag leaders are working on a plan to revitalize the state’s long-declining milk industry.
Upper Midwest agriculturalists have wondered when the big, multi-year run-up in farmland prices will end, or at least slow. A new study in South Dakota indicates the upturn might be running out of steam.
Though it’s been overshadowed by the late planting season, another Conservation Reserve Program signup began June 9.
It’s too early to assess how popular this year’s signup will be, says Aaron Krauter, executive director of the North Dakota office of the Farm Service Agency, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Wheat, corn and soybean farmers soon should have access to information that will help them make an important one-time choice between two types of crop insurance, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., says.
For the second straight year, many Upper Midwest farmers are battling uncooperative weather to plant their crops.
And for the second straight year, some farmers are running out of time.
The old Canadian Wheat Board is gone, and that means new opportunities and challenges for Montana farmers.
New numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture reaffirm ag’s economic importance in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota.