Soybeans, once a novelty in Western Canadian fields, are poised to reach record-large acreage again this year, and some of the world’s biggest seed companies are betting they have further room to grow in a country known for wheat and canola.
Leaders of North Dakota’s largest farmer-member organization decided Friday to pursue a ballot measure asking voters to reject a recently signed bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations.
Soil samples in North Dakota indicate decreased levels of overwintering wheat midge larvae (cocoons) for the 2015 season, says Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist.
Farmers have an additional week, until April 7, to choose between Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage, the two-safety programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
WICHITA, Kan. — Reacting to the scandal surrounding the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Nebraska, meat industry consultant Temple Grandin on March 16 at the National Farmers Union convention said meat animals should be bred for “optimal rather than maximum” production.
North Dakota Board of Animal Health members voted down a request by a 4-3 margin to end the branding of imported registered dairy cattle.
In an effort to stop the spread of diseases, such as mad cow, Canadian cattle imported into North Dakota are required to be branded with the letters "CAN."
A cool April in the U.S. southern Plains and Delta region will slow some planting of corn, soybeans and other crops but below-normal rainfall across the main crop belt should prevent any major planting delays this spring, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.
The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters.
Yasmeen Abutaleb And Lisa Baertlein
March 27, 2015
TOWNER, N.D. — The weather has warmed up considerably in our neighborhood, making it feel like spring. That’s an odd feeling for us in North Dakota as the solstice turns to spring, to have our actual weather match the officially designated season.
Animals have always been a big part of Lori Guenther's life.
"I just love it," she said. "I can't think of me living a life without animals."
She grew up on a farm near here, where her family raised pigs, cows, chickens and ducks.
Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, says a visit with Pope Francis on March 25 was a reminder that the Vatican thinks “family farms are the best tools for food security, and men and women are the center of God’s creation and are the custodians of the environment.”
Heavy rain will give Syria a healthier wheat harvest after last year’s drought cut the crop to its lowest in around in 25 years, but war is making grain distribution hard and vital stocks may still be seized by Islamic State.
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