CropStop includes visit to Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen.RELATED CONTENT
The Anderson Seed Co. insolvency this week hit its one-year mark, with a total of more than $5 million still owed to farmers in the Dakotas, and perhaps more in Minnesota.
State ag officials share perspectives at stock show roundtable.RELATED CONTENT
The event is becoming one of the stock show's most popular crowd attractions.RELATED CONTENT
Biggest in the Dakotas, Black Hills Stock Show draws a crowd.RELATED CONTENT
A Feb. 7 U.S. Drought Monitor map continues to show improved prospects for moisture conditions in the next three months in the Northern Great Plains, compared with 2012, especially Minnesota and much of northern North Dakota.
America’s most famous animal scientist has a message for North Dakota State University agriculture students: Speak up.RELATED CONTENT
A North Dakota farm managers and rural appraiser group published its 2012 report this week, indicating an average 46 percent annual jump in North Dakota farm values in 2012, and a 28 percent increase in values in nearby Minnesota counties.RELATED CONTENT
Remembering another economic crisis
FARGO, N.D. — “Things are seldom as good as they say it is in the newspaper — and almost never as bad,” Mikkel Pates says to friends at least once a month for the past 20 years, often over a “nice cup of tea.”
FARGO, N.D. — While attending parts of a recent conference in Fargo, N.D., titled “Northern Plains Biomass Economy: What Makes Sense?” I thought — hey — this was the right question for a conference. I congratulate North Dakota State University for pulling this together. I think “what makes sense” is a complicated issue here because it’s like solving a math question with multiple unknowns.
FARGO, N.D. — Where I work, I keep a model of the Steiger Puma tractor on the mantle of the rolltop desk I inherited from my dad. I bought the model tractor June 17, 1986, the day Steiger Tractor Inc. of Fargo, N.D., announced it was filing Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
FARGO, N.D. — “Come on, global warming!” You don’t actually hear that cheer, but there are farmers in the northern Red River Valley and areas to the east and west no doubt are thinking it.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. -- The other day, I attended a news conference, of sorts, regarding the agricultural positions of presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. -- The other day, I was privileged to attend a family reunion of sorts.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. — My mother-in-law had an old German expression that she told half-jokingly that I paraphrase something like this: “He who doesn’t brag about himself, goes unbragged.”RELATED CONTENT
Fargo,?N.D. — Anyone in agriculture has to be impressed with the breathtaking backlash that has occurred on corn-based ethanol. Suddenly, this increase in the price of corn and other commodities is seen as the worst thing that could have ever happened — an abomination. The good old days must have been when grain was dirt cheap. This turnaround is as startling as the reputations of Britny Spears or Eliot Spitzer.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. — I’m not in the business of throwing bouquets to political figures, but I am happy to report that I’m impressed with how Ed Schafer has handled himself so far as U.S. secretary of agriculture.RELATED CONTENT