RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Full Circle... Posted on 8/17/14 at 7:21 AM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS A match made in China
South Dakota wants to establish a sister-state in China and it looks like Inner Mongolia might be the right match.
Speaking by phone from a trade mission stop in Shanghai on May 14, Gov. Dennis Dauga... Posted on 5/14/14 at 3:03 PM
NEW YORK - U.S. commodities brokerages - a key focus of reforms designed to make the financial system safer - are increasingly struggling to eke out a profit, spurring many firms to think about leaving the business, or trying to boost commissions.
LAUNCESTON, Australia - With the focus on whether Greece will or won't default on its debts or even stay within the euro zone, the important news of China easing its monetary policy again has been largely sidelined.
LAUNCESTON, Australia - The image of miners as mainly burly blokes in hard hats and high-vis vests is likely to change in the next decade to one of computer geeks controlling automated machines while sitting thousands of kilometers away from the pit.
Argentina's trade surplus plunged 69.2 percent in April from the same month a year earlier to $252 million because of a fall in commodity prices, official data showed on Friday, sharply undershooting market expectations.
The top U.S. derivatives regulator said on Thursday his agency needs new powers from Congress to impose bigger fines on firms and individuals who break the law, saying current fines are paltry and do not deter misconduct.
BISMARCK – International trade, rail shipping delays and livestock development will be among the topics under discussion when North Dakota’s commodity councils and agriculture associations, hold their annual joint meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Ramada Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., in Bismarck.
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
November 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — With gas prices ticking ever-higher and the summer months approaching, no relief is in sight. Gas prices affect not only your cost at the pump, but also the cost to transport goods you use in everyday life, such as food and clothing. With an economy that is slowly recovering, spikes in the price of fuel could spell disaster. Congress needs to act to ensure our economic recovery is not derailed.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Montana Farmers Union president Alan Merrill announced that MFU will hold a farm bill listening session with U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., in Great Falls, Mont., on April 2, in conjunction with the MFU quarterly board meeting.
WASHINGTON — The issue of whether proposed farm bill commodity programs would work in the Northern Plains remain to be resolved in Senate Agriculture Committee negotiations, Jim Miller, a former Agriculture Secretary for farm and foreign agricultural services and key aide to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said March 13 in an interview with Agweek.
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