STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT What a change in agriculture!
For those of us old enough to remember them, the late 1980s and early 1990s were a gloomy time for many agriculturalists in the Upper Midwest. Drought and poor commodity prices made it difficult for e... Posted on 5/10/13 at 8:54 AM
FARGO, N.D. — Steve and Scott O’Neill don’t promise area corn farmers quick or easy answers. But producers who “push the boundaries of production and challenge their mindsets” will be rewarded with much-higher yields than their less-flexible neighbors, Steve O’Neill said.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 17 that the Obama administration had reached agreement with the state of Minnesota to help farmers try to achieve regulatory “certainty” on water issues was part of a two-day tour that appeared intended to bolster the administration’s standing in the rural Midwest as President Obama seeks re-election.
South Dakota State University hosts a Row Crop Clinic in Brookings, S.D., on Jan 20. The speakers will cover a variety of issues that farmers will be dealing with in the 2012 crop season. This is the only row crop meeting in eastern South Dakota this year.
When the Federal Reserve moved forward with a second round of quantitative easing in November, one of the deepest fears that critics openly voiced was that it surely would lead to inflation, and possibly hyperinflation.
To keep a healthy lawn, give it some fertilizer. There are several excellent commercial fertilizers out there. You do not need much.
It is good to apply the fertilizer on the holiday schedule. In other words, apply the fertilizer around Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day. Before the snow starts to fly in October, put on a slow-release fertilizer so your lawn will take off in the early spring (when we have enough heat units).
Lance Brower, NDSU Extension Service
April 28, 2010
A Minnesota company is exploring building a plant in central North Dakota that would use bacteria to turn lignite, manure and the leftover liquid from ethanol production into natural gas and fertilizer.
The Stutsman County Commission on Thursday approved a five-year tax exemption for a planned bulk dry fertilizer facility planned by Gavilon Grain. The facility is to be located with Gavilon’s grain elevator commonly known as Peavey West in James-town.
The plant would bring in fertilizer by unit train and then sell the fertilizer wholesale to retailers in a multi-county area.
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