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.
VegScape supplements, but doesn’t replace, the widely followed crop progress reports that USDA issues during the growing season.
Lower prices cut crop’s appeal, but keep an eye on spring weather.
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