WASHINGTON — The four leaders of the congressional agriculture committees presented a united front that they will work together to pass a new farm bill this year when they met with agricultural journalists on April 17.
FARGO, N.D. — A man promoting investments in a sugar beet-to-ethanol project at Grafton, N.D., has resigned as a securities broker with Multi-Financial Securities Corp., after an investor-client complaint. Darrell Duane Smith on March 23 was the main presenter for Energae LP Holdings at a meeting in Grafton, N.D.
WASHINGTON — Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation recently included the double-deck trailer ban in S. 1950, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enhancement Act of 2011.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple received word today that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has agreed to expand the state’s disaster declaration to include seven additional counties where North Dakota farmers sustained crop production losses due to flooding, frost and other damages.
KINGMAN, Kan. — Sen. Pat Roberts and Kansas farm leaders toured drought-ravaged Kansas on Wednesday, witnessing firsthand the toll this summer's unrelenting triple-digit temperatures have taken on portions of the state: Irrigated corn growing under the center pivot that's fared so poorly it was good only to cut for silage, and dryland corn left to decompose in the field.
General Mills — the maker of Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs — plans to reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children. "The reduction ... doesn't represent perfection but it represents improvement," said Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.
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.
A $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been approved for Earth Harvest Mills in Harvey, N.D., to increase production from 23 million pounds to 185 million pounds of flour per year.
FARGO - Declines in calf prices may interest some producers in feeding calves and marketing them at heavier weights later rather than sending them to market now, according to a North Dakota State University livestock specialist.
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