RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
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STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 'Super-busy' harvest
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AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Weekend Cereal
Like most households, my family looks forward to weekends. It means they get to have weekend cereal!
I dubbed sugar-coated cereals weekend cereals a long time ago when I made it a rule one summer t... Posted on 5/27/11 at 7:00 PM
FARGO, N.D. – Even though its growers will be paid about $370 million less for this year’s harvest compared to the one in 2012, the head of American Crystal Sugar Co. said Thursday he doesn’t expect sugar beet farmers to turn to other crops and abandon beets.
FARGO, N.D. — With the sugar beet payments headed south for the 2013 crop and potentially the next two crops, shareholders and joint venture partners are wondering how to handle the financial challenge.
Barbara Fecso, the U.S. Department of Agriculture economist who helps manage the country’s sugar program, is also a runner who uses her daily trips around the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to observe other people.
Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek
, August 20, 2012
FARGO, N.D. — American Crystal Sugar Co. officials deny new union claims that a labor lockout has more than doubled processing costs for 2011 beets. They acknowledge costs have increased, but say farmer-owners already know about the costs, and say the company is seeing its replacement hires as a possible permanent workforce.
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — I am neither a union member nor a beet grower. But I am a farmer, and with my personal experience in the dairy business dealing with corporate entities, I know firsthand the unfair playing fields, corruption, power and greedy behavior that exists while good hard-working people and families on dairy farms have to take much less in money, have fewer rights and are treated unjustly.
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