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Modern agriculture has many controversial aspects. Issues like genetically modified crops and livestock feed additives generate strong and often contradictory views, both in and outside agriculture. S... Posted on 12/5/14 at 2:41 PM
It’s not unusual for William Ferguson to start planting his spring wheat in March. The Witten, S.D., farmer, who began planting in mid-March this year, is in a section of south-central South Dakota where early planting is fairly common.
A Northwood, N.D., farm couple are among the National Outstanding Young Farmers for 2012. Troy and Bobbi Jo Uglem received the award at the recent National Outstanding Young Farmers Awards Congress in Springdale, Ark.
Dan Webster and other farmers in the waterlogged Devils Lake (N.D.) Basin haven’t had much to celebrate in recent years. But their area generally has avoided heavy snows so far this winter, and that’s raising hopes for timely planting this spring.
Change is the only constant in Northern Plains agriculture. Every year, week and hour bring new challenges and new opportunities to area farmers and agribusinesses. Agweek asked a number of officials in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana what they think area ag will be like in 2022.
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Research at the University of Minnesota-Crookston could improve the safety of the human food chain.
Katy Smith, a professor at the school, is studying the impact of wetland plants on the restoration of contaminated soil sediments.
OLIVIA — A couple of years ago, a group of paddlers made their way down the Minnesota River as the creeks and tributaries churned and gushed with chocolate-colored waters heavy with the soil washed from upstream fields by a spring rain.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland has a state dessert (Smith Island Cake), a state bird (Baltimore oriole) and a state exercise (walking), but residents could gain a state soil under legislation proposed by one state lawmaker.
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