STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Pivotal week ahead
What happens during the next week could determine whether many area farmers harvest a good crop or merely an OK one.
Generalizing is always risky, but many Upper Midwest corn and soybean fields are r... Posted on 8/15/14 at 12:21 PM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Wet Year in Minneapolis
Average precipitation (rain and melted snow) in Minneapolis is 30.61 inches. This is about eight inches more than our average annual precipitation in Fargo Moorhead of 22.58 inches. Following a four i... Posted on 6/19/14 at 10:46 PM
Despite heavy rain across much of Walsh County, crop damage wasn’t as bad as he feared, said Brad Brummond, a Park River, N.D., agriculture extension agent. That’s partly because there wasn’t much for the 3 to 7 inches of rain to hurt; many fields weren’t planted anyway because of spring flooding.
Would you like to learn the benefits of and techniques for creating a rain garden on your property? Then plan to attend an upcoming workshop on landscaping for water quality with a focus on rain gardens.
Widespread rain showers Thursday and Friday will give a welcome boost to slow to develop crops, according to grain elevator managers in the area.
“It is really good around here now,” said Richard Christianson, manager of the Ypsilanti Equity Exchange. “We got an inch Thursday night.”
Rain gauge reports varied but much of Stutsman County reported near an inch from two days of showers with an official tally of .83 inches in Jamestown as of noon Friday.
View your ad here! Cost effective targeted advertising. Contextual advertising starting as low as $79/month. This includes targeted ad delivery and search results! Add your business to the Marketplace »