Though late summer could turn hot and wet, the 2014 growing season should get off to a good start, an area weather expert predicted.
The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting and processing 2013 tax returns a little later than usual. But farmers and their tax preparers shouldn’t delay making a start, especially when they might need to deal with issues such as NIIT and the ACA.
Charlotte Meier will continue in county extension post.
Program seeks donations of bred cows to replace October blizzard losses.
With the federal shutdown over, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will do all it can to help ranchers who lost livestock in the October blizzard, says Aaron Krauter, state executive director of the North Dakota FSA.
Ranchers urged to document losses.
Congress won’t approve a new farm bill before the old one expires Sept. 30, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Wednesday.
A few areas of the Upper Midwest received modest rains in the past 1½ days, but the precipitation wasn’t widespread and provides little relief overall for the region’s hard-pressed row crops.
The Risk Management Agency has clarified a controversial “normal weather” provision in the federal crop insurance program. Producers and crop insurers said the provision, as written, was unrealistic and confusing.
USDA finds higher cropland, pasture prices, especially in ND; cash rental rates also higher
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