STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Actions and consequences
I've written several stories about how the proposed Food and Drug Administration ban on artificial trans fat in the U.S. food supply could affect Upper Midwest agriculture. One of the stories, an inte... Posted on 11/22/13 at 11:03 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER August 2013
The first half of August ranked as the 9th coldest such period on record. Then an abrupt pattern change occurred bringing much warmer air into the area. So much so, that the second half of the month... Posted on 9/4/13 at 11:17 AM
What a difference a week makes. After a fast start to the planting season, we got a short break thanks to some precipitation that was much-needed at the time. Many areas were in dire need of moisture, so it was nice to see much of South Dakota getting rain.
Most of American Crystal Sugar Co.’s receiving stations opened again Sunday to take in sugar beets, which started up the harvest again after a four-day delay because of cold temperatures and rain. About 70 percent or more of the grower-owned cooperative’s 442,000 acres have been dug, based on estimates by company officials Wednesday.
WORTHINGTON — Soybean harvest across southwest Minnesota has been spotty the past two weeks, thanks to a crop that is maturing later than usual and an ongoing stretch of rainy weather that has kept farmers out of fields that are ready.
After making progress on a late harvest, some eastern North Dakota wheat and sugar beet farmers have been slowed again by heavy rain — with more is in the forecast.
The wheat harvest would normally be about finished and the soybean harvest would be well under way by now.
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