RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
(inspiration for the "feeling accomplished from getting my vehicle washed" came from Beth Kezer-my second cousin. Thanks Beth-royalty check is in the mail)
Lets just cut to th... Posted on 3/28/15 at 8:04 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Being first isn't always best
I talked on the phone today with a South Dakota farmer. Producers in his area might begin planting spring wheat early next week, provided the weather cooperates, he told me.
He also told me he's hear... Posted on 3/20/15 at 11:14 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Garden Time?
Our recent stretch of mild weather has the trees beginning to bud out, some south facing tulips already in bloom and the lakes in Becker and Otter Tail County free of ice. This of course has many peo... Posted on 4/9/10 at 2:22 AM
The spring planting season has begun in southwest North Dakota.
County extension agents and farmers south of Dickinson say fertilizing and seeding of fields is slowly starting throughout the area thanks to a mix of warm temperatures, dry conditions and general anxiousness.
CHICAGO - Planting is expected to start early in the northern U.S. Corn Belt after a dry winter but seeding is behind schedule in southern crop areas where it's been too wet, U.S. government forecasters said on Thursday.
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.
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.
With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider delaying the final crop insurance planting deadline for corn this year and other crops in future years.
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