Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, says a visit with Pope Francis on March 25 was a reminder that the Vatican thinks “family farms are the best tools for food security, and men and women are the center of God’s creation and are the custodians of the environment.”
Heavy rain will give Syria a healthier wheat harvest after last year’s drought cut the crop to its lowest in around in 25 years, but war is making grain distribution hard and vital stocks may still be seized by Islamic State.
Join Lisa for another glimpse into the upcoming issue, a timely one that looks at moisture needs for ranchers as spring arrives, with an update calving season so far and a look ahead at the approaching planting season. Farm bill safety-net program deadlines loom and farmers are looking for advice. Don't miss it.
BROOKINGS, S.D. — With corn grain prices down, some producers might be considering planting soybeans on soybeans because of economic reasons.
“Soybean does not require heavy inputs such as fertilizer, and soybean grain prices have not taken such a big hit as corn,” says Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University Extension plant pathologist.
FARGO -- If you promise not to laugh, I'll describe my past method of transplanting seedlings. It all started in junior high as I was learning to grow tomato and petunia plants from seed for my parents' flower beds and vegetable garden.
More than a quarter of a million satellite images taken by NASA’s Nimbus weather satellites, the first of which was launched in 1964, have been digitized and analyzed by scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Jeremy Isaac Rodriguez Rios was charged Wednesday with two counts of murder, both Class AA felonies, in connection with the deaths of Brian James Story, 37, and Christopher Rusk Sluder, 50, according to the probable cause affidavit released by the Bottineau County Sheriff’s Department.
All three were employees of Turtle Mountain Pork, a commercial hog operation located between Landa, N.D., and Souris, N.D. Souris is about 75 miles northeast of Minot.
On March 24, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency called for a “new approach” to regulate sulfate discharges in wild rice water, shifting from a single rule to calculating safe sulfate levels for 1,300 bodies of water.
Elizabeth Dunbar and Tom Scheck
March 25, 2015
Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who signed Conservation Stewardship Program contracts in 2011 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service have until March 31 to renew those expiring contracts.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says North Dakota’s share of specialty crop development funds should encourage more farmers, ranchers, food companies, researchers and others to get involved in specialty crop production and processing.
Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybeans is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops might be limiting the crop’s potential.
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