Willie Huot says he recognized the value of Annie’s Project when he first heard about it at a national conference in 2005. The Grand Forks (N.D.) County Extension Service agent helped establish the program across North Dakota the following year, adding innovations that subsequently were used in other states, too.
If you ask farmers in the Langdon, N.D., area, about 2013 planting, you’ll usually get a shrug and a pained expression.RELATED CONTENT
CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, plans to acquire complete ownership of a west-Saskatchewan grain handling organization of which it currently is a minority owner.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said he’ll do what he can to help Red River Valley sugar beet growers hurt by slow rail service and imports of subsidized Mexican sugar.RELATED CONTENT
More than $19 million in federal grants will be available to help train agricultural producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, announced Thursday that it’s building another “state-of-the-art” grain elevator, this one near Colonsay, Saskatchewan.
The president of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association says he doesn’t know why cattle producers in the state rejected a proposal to increase the existing beef check-off by $1 per head.
Nationwide, farmers are projected to plant 81.5 million acres of soybeans, about 5 million more than a year ago. North Dakota will account for 1 million acres of the increase, with Minnesota and South Dakota predicted to have substantial increases, too.
It’s Norman Borlaug’s birthday today, and the Nobel laurel scientist is being remembered in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere with respect and admiration.RELATED CONTENT
CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, has announced plans to build its “first state-of-the-art grain facility.” The elevator, west of Portage La Prairie in Bloom, Manitoba, is expected to be ready to ship grain for the 2015 harvest. A 130-car loop track will facilitate car loading of up to 60,000 bushels per hour.
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OK, Agweek readers, I have a question for you. Which of the following best describes your view of agriculture? A) It’s a business that should be treated like any other business. B) It’s a way of life that should be protected at any cost. C) It’s both a business and a way of life.RELATED CONTENT
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Through the years, I’ve dealt with a lot of successful agriculturalists — and a few who weren’t so successful.
Agriculture has changed in so many ways through the years, and harvest is no exception.
Moisture is both the great friend and great enemy of agriculture. And because agriculture is so important in this part of the world, the amount of moisture we receive has a huge impact on our fields, towns and economy.
Despite what urban folks might think, farmers often disagree among themselves. Everything from proper economic policy to the best brand of tractor is debated, sometimes with logic and sometimes with passion.
Agricultural journalists often are asked about their job and the subject they cover. Here are some of the questions and my responses.