Despite renewed interest in industrial agriculture by investment banks and sovereign wealth funds, more than 80 percent of the world’s food is still produced by family farmers, according to new U.N. research published Oct. 16.RELATED CONTENT
The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Oct. 15 to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.
With the world population rising, demographers are grappling with one of the most pressing issues of the century — will there be enough food for an extra 2 billion to 4 billion people?
Ag students are in high demand and have a good chance of landing a job right out of college. Agweek's Oct. 20 cover story will introduce one senior who has high hopes of working in the livestock industry. Experts also weigh in on the demand for ag grads. Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a sneak peek into the magazine, including coverage of the PED virus, ballot measure debates and more.RELATED CONTENT
The former ADM Corn Ethanol Plant, which laid off about 60 people — more than 5 percent of the Walhalla, N.D., workforce — when it closed in 2012, is slowly coming back to life.RELATED CONTENT
Minnesota’s leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Monday to the head of the Surface Transportation Board, saying that rail delays are hurting many parts of the economy.
Producers in the region could be dealing with late-maturing, high-moisture corn this fall. That means they have some decisions to make, according to Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and professor in NDSU’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO, N.D. — Some of the region’s sugar beet farmers will be finished with harvest by the week of Oct. 13, if weather conditions continue to hold. It’s been one of the cleanest, quickest harvests in recent memory, according to beet co-op officials.RELATED CONTENT
Upper Midwest soybean farmers took full advantage of beautiful early October weather. “The harvest is really swinging into high gear,” says John Kringler, North Dakota State University extension agent in Cass County, traditionally the nation’s leading soybean producer.
Conference tackles ag transport issues, new N.D. rules govern fertilizer content and N.D. woman acquitted in deaths of seven horses.
NORTHWOOD, N.D. — A crushing plant that reopened here this summer under new management is doing as well as can be expected and could be expanded, its general manager says.RELATED CONTENT
Farmers and ranchers have a well-deserved reputation for straight talk.
Projected U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2014 to ’15 are down 44 million bushels. Production for 2014 to ’15 is up 5 million bushels based on the latest estimate from the Sept. 30 Small Grains 2014 Summary.
Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.RELATED CONTENT
Farmers and ranchers gathered Oct. 8 in Chamberlain, S.D., to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to change the definition of how waterways are governed in the U.S.RELATED CONTENT