STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Always learning about canola
Twenty-three years ago, my family grew canola for the first time on our farm in central North Dakota. On a drizzly late-summer morning, my father got on the swather to cut canola. I was skeptical: swa... Posted on 5/18/12 at 9:13 AM
An uncertain weather forecast offers farmers in the region an uncertain future for the crop of 2010, but so far, things are looking good. Notably, this is the longest period that’s drought-free anywhere in the state in a decade, according to climatologists.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Canola farmers in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota are asking federal insurance officials for a few more days in the spring to get their crops in the ground, starting next year.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has asked federal regulators to extend the canola planting season in crop insurance policies to give growers more flexibility and to reduce the government’s potential liability.
The challenge: Get canola biodiesel from a local crush plant, fill a farm machine and go to work. This scenario is getting closer every day to becoming a reality, and a lot of people are waiting for it. Barry Coleman, executive director of the Northern Canola Growers Association, is one of them.
Eleven creditors who are owed money by a defunct canola crushing plant in northeastern North Dakota will get only a few cents on the dollar, if a court approves the recommendation of the North Dakota Public Service Commission.
Northwood Mills LLP of Northwood owes its creditors nearly $861,000. It had only a $50,000 bond, and no other cash assets.
A Canadian company says it plans to build a canola processing plant in Minot’s agriculture park.
Bio-Extraction Inc. of Toronto said it will begin construction on the facility next spring with production starting the following year. The facility will be on a 10-acre lot in the Valued-Added Agricultural Complex.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northwood Mills canola crushing plant has temporarily shut down operations because of poor demand in the canola oil market, according to plant manager and co-founder Clarence Leschied.
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