STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Tough times, tough choices
It's been a tough spring for many area ranchers. April was horrible for calving. Now, hay is running short; what remains is expensive. And because it's been so cold, pastures are greening up later tha... Posted on 5/17/13 at 9:10 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Ag United and South Dakota's True Environmentalists
Agriculture faces increasing scrutiny from people and organizations that are far-removed from the land and the sources of their food. Our food doesnt come from a grocery storetheyre just the distribut... Posted on 8/14/12 at 8:00 PM
The new year can’t come soon enough for some North Dakota farmers and ranchers, if only to get a mental break from a 2008 roller coaster ride that ended with falling prices all around.
“There were some challenges,” said Jay Nissen, a Larimore, N.D., farmer who grows corn as his No. 1 crop. “But during the winter, we tend to forget about all the troubles.”
ST. PAUL — John McCain was talking to reporters on his Straight Talk Express bus earlier this year, speeding past Minnesota corn fields while saying the federal government has no business subsidizing farmers who grow that crop, or any other.
DON DAVIS St. Paul Capitol Bureau
, October 17, 2008
ST. PAUL — Many things affect the impact of agriculture on soil and water quality in Minnesota. Annual rowcrops like corn and soybeans don’t protect the soil from direct raindrop impact until the leaf canopy closes, which is usually mid- to late June.
JODI DEJONG-HUGHES, U OF M EXTENSION
, June 03, 2008
Two new projects at North Dakota State University are aimed at crop and livestock research.
Gov. John Hoeven’s office said he joined campus and state officials at Friday groundbreaking ceremonies for NDSU’s new research greenhouse and Beef Cattle Research Center.
Including grasses in your new alfalfa seeding is worth considering. Years ago, mixing grasses with alfalfa was standard practice, whether seeding an oat companion crop and/or including timothy or smooth bromegrass with the under-sown alfalfa. This practice lost favor for a time, but recent developments in forage testing and some frustrations with alfalfa winter injury have helped restore the respect that grasses, somewhat unfairly, lost.
by Jim Stordahl, Clearwater/Polk Extension?
, March 30, 2008
Inside the classrooms of Minnesota State Community & Technical College-Detroit Lakes, other groups from schools in Lake Park-Audubon, Ogema/Waubun, White Earth and Detroit Lakes (Holy Rosary, Rossman and Roosevelt) learn about hogs, sheep, beef, dairy, grains, turkeys and sugar beets, as well as soils and farm safety.
Information is a powerful ally. Producers can provide information about what they do and need done through a nationwide survey which evaluates and informs those in the agricultural industry and government on how best to institute change across the state and nation.
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