RURAL REFLECTIONS A harvest to remember
I am fresh from the most successful sugar beet harvest I have ever experienced. A sugar beet harvest is a start and stop affair; the harvest starts when field and weather conditions are ideal and stop... Posted on 10/12/14 at 7:58 AM
FARM BLEAT Celebrating a century
Later this month, the Daily Globe will publish a collection of stories on the newly designated Century Farms from southwest Minnesota. There are about 15 honored farms from the six counties in the new... Posted on 6/9/12 at 10:11 AM
VILJOENSKROON, South Africa - South African farmer Cobus van Coller scans the flashing computer screen in the cab of his harvester. As the machine mows down corn stalks, numbers instantly update, giving the precise yield and moisture levels on each part of his field.
SEOUL - Despite a severe drought this year, North Korea's fledgling markets and private farm plots should provide a buffer against a famine of the sort that devastated the totalitarian nation in the 1990s.
The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the authority to conduct monetary policy. Beginning with the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, Congress has delegated this authority to the Federal Reserve (Fed). Congress has provided the Fed with a dual mandate: price stability and maximum employment.
The average living expenditures for North Dakota farm households was $75,380 in 2014, which was essentially the same as in 2013 but much higher than a decade ago. In 2005, the average for family living expenditures was $45,411.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - F or many years, Miriam Hlabangana, a farmer in Gwanda, about 150 kilometers south of Bulawayo, planted and harvested enough maize to not only feed her family but sell some excess to buyers from Bulawayo and beyond.
LONDON - Protecting the world's dwindling forests and making small farms more productive will cost hundreds of billions of dollars annually – money governments and charities do not have to spend, experts said at a London conference.
HARLAN COUNTy, KY - When Dan Mosley became head of Kentucky's Harlan County government this year, he promised - like those elected before him - to defend the state's beleaguered coal industry. But Mosley also vowed to do something else for his county: help build a new economy based on something other than coal.
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 - Farmers in the central U.S. grain and livestock states continued to take out new operating loans in the first quarter of 2015 as low grain prices failed to cover high costs for seed, rents and crop chemicals ahead of spring field work, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Dale Svendsgaard, 78, might have found his hobby unintentionally, but a look at the intricately detailed miniature barns, houses and farm buildings he’s created for the past three years suggests he knows what he’s doing.
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