STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The freedom to choose
In farming, as in life, choices are a good thing. That's why I've always thought organic agriculture has a role in modern farming.
I'm not a scientist. I'm not an expert on nutrition or the environme... Posted on 3/7/14 at 11:35 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Letter to Dave February 2013... Posted on 2/14/13 at 9:46 AM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS South Dakota Farm Girls Show Viewers "The Good Life"
What I love about South Dakota women is that theyre not afraid to show people what theyre made of. True South Dakotans, farm girls, and friends, Laura Nielson and Ange Kapperman have been creating a b... Posted on 9/27/11 at 8:00 PM
As the ideas and initiatives of young farmers are becoming more prevalent in the agricultural industry, the use of social media is becoming a deciding factor between the success or failure of a business endeavor.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting North Dakota's 2013 spring wheat crop to be down 10 percent from last year. The department in its crop production report forecasts the crop based on Aug. 1 conditions at 229.6 million bushels, unchanged from the July forecast.
It's important to acknowledge the contributions of agriculture. If you’re like many Americans, your answer to “Where does your food come from?” is the grocery store, when in fact, this is just where it’s distributed. In reality, many people are unaware of agriculture in their lives, and what it takes to have food on their table.
Today, Beef Products Inc.'s revenues have plummeted from more than $650 million to about $130 million a year, and three of its plants are shuttered. Company officials blame the abrupt falloff on a series of ABC News broadcasts that began last March - stories that repeatedly called its product "pink slime."
P.J. Huffstutter and Martha Graybow
, March 07, 2013
Mississippi River shippers have returned to hauling full loads after several storms and aggressive rock-clearing helped deepen the waterway, eliminating worries about barge traffic shutting down, the river's stewards and barge operators said Wednesday.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to make the formal announcement Saturday at the National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis. He says in a statement to The Associated Press that CRP was vital in later summer's drought.
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