STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT What kind of weather should aggies hope for?
From an agricultural viewpoint, there's seldom "perfect" or "ideal" weather on the Northern Plains. What's good for some farmers and ranchers is almost always bad for others.
That's true now, too. So... Posted on 11/16/12 at 10:20 AM
Chili and baked potatoes are two of Herald Food Editor Jeff Tiedeman's favorite foods. Combined, they're even better, as he points out at Chef Jeff, the Red River Valley's newest food blog of fun, at Chef Jeff.
Officials say the threat of widespread potato blight in the Red River Valley appears to be over, at least for this year.
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association and North Dakota State University said no new cases have been reported the past few days, though farmers are cautioned to continue to watch for the disease.
With the Potato Bowl just about a month away, thoughts of loaded baked potatoes have Herald Food Editor Jeff Tiedeman drooling at Chef Jeff, the Red River Valley's newest food blog of fun, at Chef Jeff
Potato growers to receive emergency notices today Potato producers attending the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association’s “Field Days 2009” in Larimore were treated to a nasty surprise when North Dakota State University plant entomologist Neil Gudmestad announced that late blight has been found in north central Grand Forks County.
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association says its irrigated potato research farm in central North Dakota will be moved to the eastern part of the state.
Association president Chuck Gunnerson said the research farm near Tappen was too far to travel for researchers from the Red River Valley.
Gunnerson said the research farm will be located next to a Hutterite colony near Fordville.
The association said it’s selling the Tappen farm and will lease acres for the research farm from the Hutterite colony.
The Northern Plains Potato Growers Association based in East Grand Forks is moving its irrigated potato research farm from south-central North Dakota to next to the Hutterite colony near Fordville, N.D.
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