Recent rains have helped some farmers but delayed planting for others, NDSU’s cattle research complex boasts some high-tech features, and Ryan Taylor is back with more of his Cowboy Logic.
One of the joys of agriculture is receiving the right amount of rain at the right time. One of the frustrations is getting too much. Farmers and ranchers in Minnesota’s Polk County have known both the good and bad this month.RELATED CONTENT
Bruce Asfeld is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way it was proposed. Dayton unexpectedly vetoed the compromise legislation May 23, leaving more uncertainty about what the final law could stipulate.RELATED CONTENT
In the space of thirteen days, from May 6 to May 18, Fargo Moorhead’s annual precipitation total to the date went from the 17th driest on record to the 15th wettest. The 5.82 inches of rain that fell those thirteen days alone would rank in 8th place on the list of wettest Mays.RELATED CONTENT
Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”RELATED CONTENT
The Montana Department of Agriculture has published a proposed corn checkoff referendum that would help create a research and market development program for corn production in Montana.
The world's largest corn processor, Archer Daniels Midland Co, is shifting focus from its long-standing cash generator ethanol into developing new food ingredients as the biofuel boom that underpinned its financial success has cooled.
Argentina's trade surplus plunged 69.2 percent in April from the same month a year earlier to $252 million because of a fall in commodity prices, official data showed on Friday, sharply undershooting market expectations.
Economic activity in Brazil tumbled in the first quarter and unemployment climbed to a near four-year high, adding to signals that a looming recession could worsen as President Dilma Rousseff reins in public spending.
Monsanto Co., the world's largest seed company, is also known for the popularity of its Roundup herbicide, a weedkiller beloved by farmers and homeowners alike for its speed and deadly assault on tough weeds.
U.S. agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland Co. is scaling back its global sugar trading operations and the London-based head of that business, Alberto Peixoto, has left the company, trade sources said.
There has been a dramatic change in the economic environment of Red River Valley agriculture, as documented by Farm Business Management Program reports from 230 farms in North Dakota and Minnesota during the 2012 to 2014 period.
Deere & Co. on Friday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year outlook after cost cuts helped compensate for weakening demand for its farm equipment.
CHS Inc. will buy an ethanol plant in Annawan, Illinois, that is partially owned by REX American Resources Corp, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing showed on Thursday.
Laws requiring the labeling of foods produced from genetically modified crops have been adopted by Vermont and Connecticut and a referendum in Oregon was narrowly defeated.