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
Farmers who raise small grains in eight states, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana, will be surveyed again on their harvest progress.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, made the announcement Sept. 30.
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Oct. 6 issue. The cover story profiles a rancher who also makes off-farm income as a taxidermist and a bullfighter. We'll also bring updates on rail delays and harvest progress, and revisit ranchers still recovering from the October 2013 blizzard.
Moorhead’s congressman has asked engineers to take a fresh look at a version of a flood control diversion here that would avoid the controversial retention component that has sparked fierce upstream opposition.
The $27 million expansion, approved by the North Dakota Industrial Commission in mid-September, is the result of increased demand from customers, mill officials say. The addition will increase its capacity by 11,500 hundredweight of flour produced per day to roughly 49,500 hundredweight, making it the largest single milling operation in the country, says Vance Taylor, the mill’s president and general manager.
A soybean farmers from southwest Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the Farm Service Agency have announced beginning and closing dates for landowners and farmers to adjust yields and reallocate base acres, and make a selection between the new Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs.
HAYES, S.D. — Transit demand, trends toward a rise in crop acreage, better yields and an increase in treated seed use have nudged Al Meier into some big investments in 2014 — both in grain storage and seed technology.
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