WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Chuck Suchy stood on the stage of the historic Belle Mehus Theater in our state’s capital city, behind his guitar, behind a single microphone and in front of a room full of area musicians and entertainers who had come together for the first attempt at celebrating the state’s music industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until March 31 the Feb. 27 deadline to update yields and reallocate base acres. The final day to apply for farm bill safety-net coverage also is March 31, USDA says.
GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — first hit U.S. grocery shelves in 1994. They have been hotly debated in the two decades since, being denounced as unstable, unhealthy "frankenfoods" by some while being touted as a solution to feeding a growing global population by others.
“Farmers are obviously not out to harm their buyers,” says Scott Sinner, who grows both GMO and non-GMO crops. “Why would they be? It doesn’t make any sense.”
There is more support this year to make changes in North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law. The proposed changes are reasonable but won’t guarantee a rejuvenation of dairy and hog farms, as intended.
We are all tired of winter. More than usual, it seems.
True, as winters go, this has not been a brutal one. In fact, that might be part of the problem. The lack of snow most of the winter has made it seem like something other than winter.
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