Fourteen farmers attended a first-of-its-kind set of seminars in North Dakota on agriculture employment management. The seminars, held in Jamestown, were led by extension service staff in three states and focused on the general issues that affect agriculture — hiring, retaining, motivating and evaluating employees.
Will Red River Valley area sugar beet farmers change from the familiar pull-behind sugar beet harvesters to self-propelled machines? Four manufacturers are hoping so, as they talked up their wares at the 51st International Sugarbeet Institute, March 13 and 14 in Fargo.RELATED CONTENT
Survey summarizes how farmers stay informed.
Annual Sugarbeet Institute addresses price problems.
Can it evaluate cattle feed efficiency and overall health?RELATED CONTENT
Cash rent is likely to remain the dominant form of farm land rental arrangement in the region. But the number of “flexible cash” rental deals is increasing in a fast-moving market, experts say, and there always will be a small percent of share-crop deals.
North Dakota government organizations are trying to help the state’s food companies get ready to comply with new and emerging rules from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Farmers stay optimistic as planting approaches.RELATED CONTENT
The second part of Agweek’s two-part state ag legislation series summarizes bills pending in North Dakota and Montana.RELATED CONTENT
CHS Inc. of St. Paul on Friday announced it will spend a total of $50 million on several projects in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, including a grain terminal and shuttle train loader in Langdon, N.D., and a fertilizer depot at Erskine, Minn.
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