STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Going into August with optimism
A few days ago, I made an eyeball, passing-on-the-road inspection of roughly two dozen fields in a small area of central North Dakota. Wheat and soybeans grew on most fields, corn and dry edible beans... Posted on 7/31/14 at 2:19 PM
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
The Bon Homme (S.D.) County Commission is discussing a tax increment financing district, or TIF, to help pay for the infrastructure that will go with the proposed $30 million grain shuttle loading facility to be built by Dakota Plains Ag Center west of Tabor.
India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking imports of U.S. poultry and other farm products because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a WTO dispute panel ruled on Oct. 14, potentially opening up an estimated $300 million a year export market for the U.S.
Despite renewed interest in industrial agriculture by investment banks and sovereign wealth funds, more than 80 percent of the world’s food is still produced by family farmers, according to new U.N. research published Oct. 16.
The Environmental Protection Agency gave final approval on Oct. 15 to a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences that has faced broad opposition, ordering a series of restrictions to address potential environmental and health hazards.
Ag students are in high demand and have a good chance of landing a job right out of college. Agweek's Oct. 20 cover story will introduce one senior who has high hopes of working in the livestock industry. Experts also weigh in on the demand for ag grads. Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a sneak peek into the magazine, including coverage of the PED virus, ballot measure debates and more.
Minnesota’s leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays.
U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton sent a letter Monday to the head of the Surface Transportation Board, saying that rail delays are hurting many parts of the economy.
Producers in the region could be dealing with late-maturing, high-moisture corn this fall.
That means they have some decisions to make, according to Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and professor in NDSU’s Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department.
NDSU Agriculture Communication
October 13, 2014
FARGO, N.D. — Some of the region’s sugar beet farmers will be finished with harvest by the week of Oct. 13, if weather conditions continue to hold. It’s been one of the cleanest, quickest harvests in recent memory, according to beet co-op officials.
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