The U.S. and Brazil on Wednesday agreed to end a decade-long dispute over subsidies paid to U.S. cotton growers, taking steps to soothe diplomatic relations strained by an espionage scandal.
Farmers who raise small grains in eight states, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, will be surveyed again on their harvest progress. The National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, made the announcement Sept. 30.
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Oct. 6 issue. The cover story profiles a rancher who also makes off-farm income as a taxidermist and a bullfighter. We'll also bring updates on rail delays and harvest progress, and revisit ranchers still recovering from the October 2013 blizzard.RELATED CONTENT
Moorhead’s congressman has asked engineers to take a fresh look at a version of a flood control diversion here that would avoid the controversial retention component that has sparked fierce upstream opposition.
The $27 million expansion, approved by the North Dakota Industrial Commission in mid-September, is the result of increased demand from customers, mill officials say. The addition will increase its capacity by 11,500 hundredweight of flour produced per day to roughly 49,500 hundredweight, making it the largest single milling operation in the country, says Vance Taylor, the mill’s president and general manager.
A soybean farmers from southwest Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Farm Service Agency have announced beginning and closing dates for landowners and farmers to adjust yields and reallocate base acres, and make a selection between the new Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission recently authorized spending nearly $20 million to increase the milling capacity at the North Dakota Mill in Grand Forks.
Grain dust hung heavy in the air across much of the Upper Midwest during the week of Sept. 22, as dry and unusually warm weather allowed farmers to make rapid harvest progress.
HAYES, S.D. — Transit demand, trends toward a rise in crop acreage, better yields and an increase in treated seed use have nudged Al Meier into some big investments in 2014 — both in grain storage and seed technology.RELATED CONTENT
Upper Midwest farmers needed the middle of September to be warm and dry. That’s what they got. Now they need more of the same in late September and early October.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Soybean harvest has started in southern Manitoba. Yields and quality seem OK. Most is coming in at 30 to 35 bushels per acre. Even better, they’re dry.
Wheat struggled last week, but overall managed to end the week with only minor changes.RELATED CONTENT
BROOKINGS, S.D. — A cooler-than-average growing season should be on forage producers’ minds as they calculate the 2014 feedstuff inventory, reviewing quality and quantity.
What’s good for corn farmers is usually bad for cattle producers, and vice versa. But this fall will be different if Upper Midwest farmers, as expected, harvest a large amount of high-moisture corn.