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.
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.
I have to laugh when supporters of the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment say the proposal is going to improve access for hunters and anglers. They’re forgetting one key thing about North Dakota: 95 percent of the land is privately owned.
The relationship between farmers and the railroads has been one fraught with difficulties since the days when Eastern farmers and immigrants followed the railroads west to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. When farmers faced low prices for their grain, they often blamed the railroads.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood D. Schaffer
September 29, 2014
An example of democracy’s messiness today is the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Waters of the U.S. rule, or WOTUS. Offered on March 25 by EPA to address court-ordered changes in the decades-old Clean Water Act, WOTUS has become a leather-lunged political test for shouters, connivers and liars over what the proposed rules will or will not do on American farms and ranches.
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., says he’s concerned about conflicting responses from the Canadian government about the impacts of fines on Canadian railroads for failing to meet grain quotas, and the impact on U.S. farmers who have seen tardy service.
DICKINSON, N.D. — They don’t know exactly when in 2015 they’ll start production, but the new owners of an Aberdeen, S.D., meatpacking plant say they’ll give cattle producers in the region several months of notice.
FARGO, N.D. — Ken Hellevang, a North Dakota State University Extension Service ag engineer, is helping farmers sharpen their pencils on how to handle stored small grains and whether to leave corn crops in the field.
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