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
TOKYO - Japan and the United States will hold cabinet-level trade talks from this weekend, but are unlikely to seal a final deal, seen as crucial for a broader trans-Pacific free trade pact, by a summit this month, Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Friday.
Agricultural producers often experience feelings of uncertainty that are sourced in many day-to-day issues. The biggest uncertainty is the weather. Those operations that push the limit for production will experience greater uncertainty than those that target production to the long-term average.
The number of U.S. poultry flocks infected with a deadly strain of bird flu rose on Tuesday as Iowa identified its first case and Minnesota confirmed eight more cases, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
No cattle feeder should head into summer without a heat mitigation plan, says former beef extension specialist Terry Mader, of Mader Consulting LLC. Cattle feeder Anne Burkholder, of Cozad, Neb., shares how they put that kind of plan in place.
CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday confirmed the first case of a lethal strain of bird flu in a commercial chicken flock, widening the impact of a virus that has already killed hundreds of thousands of turkeys this year.
As a kid, I had a tendency to move faster (a lot faster) than I do now. Whether in the field or cleaning the barn, the faster my brothers and I worked, the faster we could move on to something more interesting, such as hunting gophers or adventures yet to be discovered.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Bruce W. Anderson of Rapid City, S.D., president of the National Bison Association, speaks with a calm voice when describing the bison industry, and what he calls a “general contentedness,” after going through a tumultuous expansion a decade ago.
ELLENDALE, N.D. – After the owner of a 40,000 turkey flock in southeast North Dakota reported an increased death rate among his birds, it has been confirmed that the state has its first case of H5 avian influenza.
CHICAGO - Sales of medically important antibiotics in the United States for use in livestock jumped by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, federal regulators reported on Friday, data that is sure to fuel concern that bacteria infecting humans could grow more resistant to the drugs.
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