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
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.
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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.
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