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"!
&n... Posted on 4/21/12 at 6:52 PM
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
PepsiCo Inc said it would replace its current Diet Pepsi offerings in the United States with those free of aspartame, an artificial sweetener that has come under scrutiny from health-conscious consumers.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government raised its outlook for domestic corn supplies by less than expected on Thursday, while its lowered projection for soybean ending stocks was in line with market forecasts.
Corn, the star of Upper Midwest agriculture in recent years, won't shine quite so brightly in the 2015 growing season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts. But some small-market crops, particularly lentils and dry peas, are expected to take on extra luster this year.
MEXICO CITY - Mexican corn miller and tortilla maker Gruma said on Tuesday its Spanish unit has agreed to pay about $48.28 million to acquire the production and sales operations of Fat Taco and Azteca Foods in Spain.
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.
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