STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Big event, small world
I like history more than most people. But even if you're ho-hum on history, you might enjoy reading about the 1964 National Plowing Contest, held that year in Buffalo, N.D. The contest was a big deal,... Posted on 9/12/14 at 11:45 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Homemade Corn Tortillas
Why make your own tortillas? Try these reasons:
1) They're fast and easy, especially if you get a designated tortillapress. As much as I tend to do things the hard way, I knew that trying to slap s... Posted on 9/3/13 at 1:11 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Mini Corn Dog Muffins
These bite (or two) sized delights are baked in a mini muffin pan and are sure to please the palates of both the young and old. They also go great with your favorite frosty mug of ice cold "milk"!
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FARM BLEAT The sweet corn bandit returns
A few weeks ago, someone approached my dad in church and asked if the sweet corn was ready yet.
Nope, Dad said. (After all, it was only the Fourth of July weekend ... when our corn should be about kn... Posted on 7/22/11 at 11:13 PM
Brazil’s corn output is expected to come under pressure this year as a result of dry weather, while high costs for fertilizers in strife-torn Ukraine will curb production there, a senior agricultural analyst says.
SINGAPORE - Brazil's corn output is expected to come under pressure this year due to dry weather, while high costs for fertilizers in strife-torn Ukraine will curb production there, a senior agricultural analyst said on Wednesday.
Jeff Broin says if farmers want corn prices back at a profitable level, they need to get involved in politics and get engaged to keep the ethanol industry strong.
At age 49, Broin is the executive chairman and founder of Poet LLC, a company that operates 27 ethanol plants across seven states, producing an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol a year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Krueger Farms worked to harvest its last 90 acres of corn Thursday several miles east of East Grand Forks, Minn. The corn was several percentage points drier than a couple of weeks ago because of the recent cold, dry weather. The corn, an 86 day variety, was yielding well, according to Ben Krueger.
Continued warm, dry weather, and the forecast of more to come, is giving Upper Midwest corn producers a difficult but not unpleasant decision: Harvest wet corn now and pay drying expenses? Or hold off combining for a few days and allow corn to dry naturally in the field?
The majority of annually produced crops such as corn must be stored. According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, for corn producers, the question at harvest time will be who will store the portion of the crop that has not yet been sold.
It’s been two years since a devastating drought withered crops in the U.S. and sent the price of corn skyrocketing.
Now, U.S. farmers, including those in South Dakota, are preparing to harvest what is expected to be a massive corn crop for the second year in a row, even as the price of corn has tumbled to a level far below where it was a year ago.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and the North Dakota congressional delegation are pushing to make the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service facility on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo the site for the newly formed National Agricultural Genotyping Center. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association are bidding to host the new facility, and Hoeven and the delegation have gotten behind them, writing a letter of support to the chief of the National Corn Growers Association, one of the center’s prime sponsors.
The use of satellite data has helped hone estimates of China’s crop production, but the global market still lacks reliable numbers on the country’s grain stocks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief economist says.
If the Chinese increase testing of an unapproved biotech trait in corn, farmers in the Upper Great Plains that sell significant amounts of corn and dried distillers grain (DDG) products there will get hit in the pocketbook.
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