RURAL REFLECTIONS Viking Recollections
(These are the words of former Viking, Minnesota resident Earlene Solmonson as dictated to and sent by neighbor J. Radke Anoka, MN on 7-29-05)
I wish I could have been t... Posted on 2/7/15 at 11:39 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Just enjoying the day
I talked on the phone today with a Minnesota farmer. It was old-school technology -- voice only, no video -- but I had no trouble sensing his smile.
Yes, he said, he's done harvesting his soybeans. A... Posted on 10/21/14 at 10:22 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Recipe: Mock Pesto Garden Green Sauce over Ravioli
When I say that this sauce is green, I mean that it's green -- kale, collards, basil, oregano, and rosemary bumble and jumble together to make a mock pesto that tastes phenomenal over pasta, in this... Posted on 8/6/13 at 3:54 PM
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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
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is urging farmers around the state to plan ahead for their propane needs this fall. Due to the reversal of the Cochin pipeline and an increase in U.S. propane exports, propane supplies in Minnesota could be stretched thin if everyone waits until the fall to buy propane.
A bumble bee once common in the United States is disappearing so quickly it should be listed as an endangered species, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed against U.S. government agencies on Tuesday.
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., flanked by five other Democratic senators, and producer/processors from their states, launched an effort Wednesday to re-up federal support for biofuels.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that it would initiate an investigation to determine if the Mexican government has subsidized Mexico’s sugar production and whether that sugar is being dumped into the U.S. market.
FARGO, N.D. – Even though its growers will be paid about $370 million less for this year’s harvest compared to the one in 2012, the head of American Crystal Sugar Co. said Thursday he doesn’t expect sugar beet farmers to turn to other crops and abandon beets.
ST. PAUL, MINN, – Farmers must report prevented planting acreage to their local USDA-Farm Service Agency office by July 15, 2013. FSA State Executive Director Debra Crusoe stated, “Due to an unseasonably cool and wet spring, planting has been significantly delayed or prevented in many areas of Minnesota this crop year.” “Farmers must remember to visit their local FSA office before July 15 to report all their crop acreage, including that which has been prevented from planting.” Crusoe said.
WASHINGTON — In his first major speech since the election, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Dec. 6 directly addressed Republican criticism of the Obama administration during the election campaign, and said that leaders in rural America need to take on a “new attitude” that replaces “trying to preserve what we’ve got” with “a growth mindset.”
They watched, with great interest, as their parents and grandparents worked the fields around southwest North Dakota, and the next generation of farmers was born.
Even when he stood only knee-high like corn on the Fourth of July, Ben Kuhn, 28, a fifth-generation farmer in Dickinson, said he realized agriculture was in his blood.
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