STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The shortcomings (and necessity) of generalizations
A few years ago, I wrote a harvest story that said Upper Midwest farmers, on balance, were enjoying good yields. I was careful to note that crops in some areas had been hurt by unfavorable weather and... Posted on 7/15/14 at 10:14 AM
STAFF BLOG MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE NDSU's flax promoter -- Dr. Jack Carter dies, Sept. 11
Dr. Jack Carter, the long-time promoter/pioneer of new, healthfuluses for flax, and long-time administrator in the North Dakota State University plant sciences departments, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2... Posted on 9/12/11 at 9:36 AM
As the nation’s farmers age, the aspiring young farmers who might replace them often find high land costs impossible hurdles. Buying 100 acres of good farmland can cost $1 million, and that amount of land often is too little to support a family.
The North Dakota Ag Rail Business Council will meet with top officials from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Mandan, N.D., on July 31, to discuss concerns about shipping grain for the upcoming small grain harvest, which is expected to be large.
Wheat traded with losses for three out of four sessions last week. For the week ending July 24, September Minneapolis dropped 10.5 cents, September Chicago was off 3.5 cents and September Kansas City slipped 13.25 cents.
When reviewing average soybean yields across the state, South Dakota State University researchers made a startling discovery — certified research plots were yielding 20 bushels per acre more than neighboring fields.
Farmers in important crop-growing states should consider the environmentally unfriendly practice of deeply tilling fields to fight a growing problem with invasive “superweeds” that resist herbicides and choke crop yields, agricultural experts said this week.
As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool — giant sausage-shaped storage bags — to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
Dow Chemical Co. reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as sales rose and margins improved due to higher prices and a tight control on costs.
The company says margins improved in four of its six units, aided in part by lower costs for ethane, used in making ethylene and plastics.
Join Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson for another glimpse into the upcoming issue. The July 28 cover story will delve into the issues facing ranchers and farmers in the midst of North Dakota's oil boom. It also will update on the progress of late rail cars, cover area crop tours and report on the latest U.S. cattle numbers. Don't miss it.
North Dakota’s biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state’s agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.
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