STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Rain-Wrapped Tornado
The National Weather Service found evidence of a tornado within the widespread straight-line wind damage left behind after the Monday night storm. The damage path is approximately 28 miles long thro... Posted on 7/22/14 at 11:37 PM
The near-record warm weather the past week meant a big catch up for harvesting farmers across the region, who took in 21 percent of the spring wheat crop in the seven days ended Saturday night. That means 77 percent of the crop the state’s most known for is now in the bin, compared to 95 percent by Sept. 20 in a typical year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop progress report.
The challenge: Get canola biodiesel from a local crush plant, fill a farm machine and go to work. This scenario is getting closer every day to becoming a reality, and a lot of people are waiting for it. Barry Coleman, executive director of the Northern Canola Growers Association, is one of them.
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