STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Outstanding in their field
One of the most enjoyable things about covering Upper Midwest agriculture is the opportunity to meet and work with outstanding farmers.
This week brings two terrific examples of that. Two of the farm... Posted on 5/7/15 at 9:04 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Viking Recollections
(These are the words of former Viking, Minnesota resident Earlene Solmonson as dictated to and sent by neighbor J. Radke Anoka, MN on 7-29-05)
I wish I could have been t... Posted on 2/7/15 at 11:39 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Recipe: Mock Pesto Garden Green Sauce over Ravioli
When I say that this sauce is green, I mean that it's green -- kale, collards, basil, oregano, and rosemary bumble and jumble together to make a mock pesto that tastes phenomenal over pasta, in this... Posted on 8/6/13 at 3:54 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Ask A Professional
When you want accurate answers to questions about such things as your health, financial investments, or automotive problems for example, you go directly to the people who can answer your questions bes... Posted on 7/29/12 at 8:00 PM
LONDON - Farmers in earthquake-hit Nepal urgently need $20 million in emergency aid to plant crops in the summer and winter cropping seasons, protect their livestock and avert the threat of hunger facing a million people, the United Nations said on Friday.
LOS ANGELES - California's water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central California for the first time in nearly 40 years, officials said.
GURGAON, India - In India's upmarket "Millennium City," laborers building luxury homes say they have little choice but to toil in the extreme heat, despite government warnings not to venture outside after this week's heat wave killed 1,700 people.
Sankalp Phartiyal and Tommy Wilkes
May 29, 2015
ROME - Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - A surprise delay to India's first nationwide sales tax marks one of the most painful setbacks suffered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government as it nears the end of a first year in power, with markets falling and farmers braced for a poor monsoon.
Manoj Kumar and Abhishek Vishnoi
May 13, 2015
CoBank, the largest cooperative bank within the U.S. government-backed Farm Credit System, on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income that was flat compared with a year ago but said loan demand had risen 5 percent.
BRASILIA - After finally turning the page on a dispute over spying that hampered attempts to deepen trade ties, Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash, this time over U.S. farm subsidies.
CHICAGO - Bracing for their leanest season in eight years, U.S. farmers are skimping on everything from machinery to fertilizers, betting that they can go down-market and yet maintain crop production and quality.
Karl Plume and P.J. Huffstutter
April 08, 2015
PHILLIPS, Calif. - California farmers, already hit by reductions in the amount of water they can buy for irrigation, will not be held to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's order on Wednesday for a 25 percent reduction in water use in the state's prolonged drought.
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
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is urging farmers around the state to plan ahead for their propane needs this fall. Due to the reversal of the Cochin pipeline and an increase in U.S. propane exports, propane supplies in Minnesota could be stretched thin if everyone waits until the fall to buy propane.
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