STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 'Super-busy' harvest
Early October has brought beautiful weather (so far) to the Upper Midwest, and area farmers are taking advantage. The harvest of remaining crops -- mainly soybeans, corn, sugar beets, potatoes and sun... Posted on 10/2/12 at 10:12 AM
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – October has been a slow month for farmers harvesting the last of their crops. Only 2.4 days last week were fit for field work across North Dakota, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop progress reports.
Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald
, October 27, 2009
Harvest is well behind schedule in the region, but farmers still have time to bring in their crops if the weather stays dry. “There’s no panic yet. There’s concern, though,” said Cass County Extension Agent John Kringler. “We can handle a little precipitation. Any big rain would hurt.”
Famuer Rasmussen Jr. and five other farmers filed what they thought was a routine request to grow genetically modified sugar beets on public land in Colorado’s Boulder County. The county already had allowed genetically altered corn.
But the farmers got an earful.
By Catherine Tsai, The Associated Press
, October 02, 2009
Tuesday accident kills Wahpeton teen Prosecutors in North Dakota's Richland County will review investigative reports before deciding whether charges will be filed against a truck driver involved in a Tuesday crash that killed Annie Gjesdal, 18, of Wahpeton, N.D.
A decision by a federal judge to overturn federal approval of a variety of genetically engineered sugar beets could have a big impact on the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
GF and Polk County agents say crops are doing fairly well right now Willie Huot, agricultural extension agent for Grand Forks County, said the high temperatures will mostly help local crops. "By and large, the heat wave here is welcome for agriculture at this time," he said.
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