STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The delights of dairy
The North Dakota family farm on which I grew up didn't include dairy cows. Thank goodness. Beef cows and small grains, which we did have, held some appeal. Dairy cows had none, at least to me. We had ... Posted on 8/20/14 at 10:49 AM
FARM BLEAT Flying cows
I woke up at 3:28 a.m. today. Ordinarily I should be dragging right about now, but the opposite has happened. I'm hyper.
In fact, my boss asked me if I drank a mug of coffee this morning. I am not a ... Posted on 10/5/10 at 12:48 PM
People who order human breast milk online for their babies may end up receiving shipments contaminated with cow's milk, according to a new study.
Researchers purchased and tested 102 samples of human milk from the Internet. There was enough evidence to suggest 10 samples were contaminated with cow's milk, which may affect kids with allergies or intolerance, researchers write in the journal Pediatrics.
NORTHVILLE, S.D. — Dick and Janell Meyer, who farm in the Northville, S.D., area, want a state law that says if a wild animal — deer — is destroying their property they can shoot it. State officials say that’s impractical.
FARGO, N.D. — Tim Hase of Martin, N.D., has a $47,000 problem because of the Anderson Seed Co. melt-down. He figures that if he gets his share of a $280,000 bond he’ll be compensated about $93 — about the price of a tank of gas.
DAZEY, N.D. — After more than a year, Lloyd Wieland is waiting.
Wieland delivered two groups of cattle to North Dakota Natural Beef LLC, at its New Rockford, N.D., slaughter plant in the fall of 2010. More than a year later — despite assurances, and after a bond payout — he’s still owed about $45,000 on the last load.
OMAHA, Neb. — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said March 4 that he will run for re-election, partly because he is not sure that Congress will finish a farm bill in 2012 and he wants to be on hand for writing it.
TOWNER, N.D. — After a few years of having winters we’d like to forget, this year, we’ve gotten a winter we want to remember . . . so far. On Jan. 10, I did chores wearing a vest instead of a jacket and there wasn’t a speck of snow on the ground. It was so nice, I even had my earflaps tucked up inside of my cap, and that doesn’t often happen in January in North Dakota.
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