RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Full Circle... Posted on 8/17/14 at 7:21 AM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS A match made in China
South Dakota wants to establish a sister-state in China and it looks like Inner Mongolia might be the right match.
Speaking by phone from a trade mission stop in Shanghai on May 14, Gov. Dennis Dauga... Posted on 5/14/14 at 3:03 PM
Argentina's trade surplus plunged 69.2 percent in April from the same month a year earlier to $252 million because of a fall in commodity prices, official data showed on Friday, sharply undershooting market expectations.
The top U.S. derivatives regulator said on Thursday his agency needs new powers from Congress to impose bigger fines on firms and individuals who break the law, saying current fines are paltry and do not deter misconduct.
BISMARCK – International trade, rail shipping delays and livestock development will be among the topics under discussion when North Dakota’s commodity councils and agriculture associations, hold their annual joint meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Ramada Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., in Bismarck.
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
November 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — With gas prices ticking ever-higher and the summer months approaching, no relief is in sight. Gas prices affect not only your cost at the pump, but also the cost to transport goods you use in everyday life, such as food and clothing. With an economy that is slowly recovering, spikes in the price of fuel could spell disaster. Congress needs to act to ensure our economic recovery is not derailed.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Montana Farmers Union president Alan Merrill announced that MFU will hold a farm bill listening session with U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., in Great Falls, Mont., on April 2, in conjunction with the MFU quarterly board meeting.
WASHINGTON — The issue of whether proposed farm bill commodity programs would work in the Northern Plains remain to be resolved in Senate Agriculture Committee negotiations, Jim Miller, a former Agriculture Secretary for farm and foreign agricultural services and key aide to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said March 13 in an interview with Agweek.
WASHINGTON — Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., told Agweek on Feb. 1 that she will hold four hearings in February and March in anticipation of bringing the farm bill to the floor before the House acts.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Wednesday that it had obtained a consent order and permanent injunction against Mark Vanderploeg, formerly of Glendale, Ariz., and three of his companies, including DVC Farms of Minneapolis.
Jay Backowski, executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Douglas County, reminds producers that the sign-up deadline to elect the new Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program is August 14.
The federal government is expanding an insurance program for sunflower farmers — two years after almost killing it — in a move that could help protect growers against fluctuating prices and low crop yields.
Area farmers are storing their crops after a drop in prices and waiting for a rebound.
Problems on Wall Street bear most of the blame for plunging crop prices, said Mike Krueger, founder and president of the Money Farm, a grain marketing advisory service in Casselton.
“The financial mess is affecting commodity markets,” he said.
Many investors want the security of cash and are selling commodities, he said.
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