RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
There has been much talk recently of airborne drones and the
possibility of loss of privacy due to their use. Lisa and I have
recently been under intense surveillance, not by dron... Posted on 3/15/13 at 6:30 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Ag research and an old movie to consider watching
If you like Science fiction, you may have watched "Soylent Green," a 1971 movie starring Charlton Heston. It concerns an overpopulated world of the future in which many people subsist on a processed f... Posted on 1/17/13 at 3:13 PM
A new report says government incentives for corn-based ethanol are motivating farmers to convert grasslands to cornfields, resulting in declining grassland bird populations in the Prairie Pothole Region, including Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
By Seth Tupper, Forum Communications Co.
, January 27, 2010
OLIVIA — Glen Rohlik is like a growing number of farmers these days. He installed a small wind turbine on his farm in Redwood County and pumps electricity back through the wires of his local Rural Electric Association when the winds produce more power than he needs.
By Tom Cherveny, West Central Tribune
, March 16, 2009
Trying to make sense out of the ethanol industry, corn ethanol refining in particular, suggests trying to catch a greased, corn-fed hog. The industry faces out-of-whack pricing due to up-and-down spikes in corn and gasoline prices, and other issues, such as:
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