RURAL REFLECTIONS One Hundred years in the making
(2005) Earl and Joyce Erickson are long-time residents of Viking, Minnesota. Theyve seen much of Vikings history and so I approached them to share it with me. Remember this is recollected history so s... Posted on 2/7/15 at 12:51 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT The howl of wolves and ranchers
Earlier this winter I learned that a federal judge had restored endangered species protection to gray wolves in Minnesota. I immediately began cranking out an online story for Agweek.Once the story wa... Posted on 1/23/15 at 1:14 PM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS A match made in China
South Dakota wants to establish a sister-state in China and it looks like Inner Mongolia might be the right match.
Speaking by phone from a trade mission stop in Shanghai on May 14, Gov. Dennis Dauga... Posted on 5/14/14 at 3:03 PM
AMY'S RANCH SLANTS The Modern Day Ranch
Americas ranches may have gone through some changes over the last 150 years but ranching is still going strong and continues to be a great part of western Americana.
From the start of most of Ameri... Posted on 1/24/14 at 8:00 PM
FARM BLEAT Red-faced over A.I. definition
At least one night a week I get to serve as proofreader at the Daily Globe. It isn't every page I proof - basically it's the front page, region and tri-state pages, business and nation/world news page... Posted on 12/16/10 at 10:00 PM
The World Organization for Animal Health said on Wednesday it had lowered to the safest level the official risk of six countries for mad cow disease, a move expected to open international market access for their beef exports.
NAIROBI - More than 40 percent of South Sudan's 11 million people need food aid, the latest analysis shows, the highest hunger levels recorded in the world's youngest country, where fighting erupted 18 months ago.
McDonald's Corp said it will stop reporting monthly same-store sales after June, becoming the latest major U.S. retailer to stop reporting the closely watched indicator to gauge overall spending trends and a company's financial health.
COPENHAGEN - A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to show the hypocrisy of animal lovers.
Hormel Foods Corp said it would buy natural and organic meat processor Applegate Farms LLC for about $775 million to cater to an increasing demand for food free of antibiotics, hormones and artificial additives.
The Montana Department of Livestock recommends that privately owned waterfowl sit out this coming show season citing the risk of avian influenza. Waterfowl can carry the highly pathogenic bird flu virus without showing signs of disease, increasing the risk for spread to other poultry.
PARIS - The number of cases of bird flu in the United States has started to decline and the epidemic is likely to be over within a couple of months, helped by warm weather in the summer, the U.S. chief veterinary officer said on Tuesday.
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