While the U.S. continues to lose cattle, North Dakota is moving up to the head of the herd.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture study released in July revealed a nationwide cattle inventory of 95 million as of July 1. Those numbers were down 3 percent from the 2012 count of 97.8 million. This count was the lowest for July since the series began in 1973.
State health officials have identified a variety of cabbage as the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 15 people in Minnesota in July.
Investigators with the Minnesota Department of Health discovered a pattern of infected people having eaten green whole head cabbage, a department news release said.
When Scott Tempel and his wife Kara bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County, Minn., a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an old brick silo.
There was only one problem: It was falling apart.
FARGO, N.D. — When it comes to spraying, at least one company wants you to think Fast. Cody Fast is chief financial officer of Fast Manufacturing Inc. in Mountain Lake, Minn. The company will display its wares at Big Iron Sept. 9 to 11 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D.
FARGO, N.D. — Side-dressing nitrogen fertilizer played a bigger role in the 2014 crop and is likely to increase in the coming years, according to experts.
Darrell Steiner is a sales manager for Hagie Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Clarion, Iowa, one of the companies making products to help with that function. The company again will be at the Big Iron Farm Show this year.
West Texas A&M University research shows consumers prefer high-quality beef to all other protein options and other choices in the beef category. Lindsay Chichester, now with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, talks about the work she did while completing her doctoral degree in Texas.
One of farmers’ longstanding complaints is that they’re often blamed unfairly for rising food prices. Now, two separate reports from the U.S. government show consumers are paying more for food, even as farmers receive less for what they produce.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The first oats from the southern prairies are coming off OK. Weights are adequate to good — most is coming in between 240 and 260 grams per half liter (millers want a minimum of 240 grams) and yields are running between 100 and 130 bushels per acre. Quality seems fine.
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