STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Summing up 2013
Last week, in this space, I asked what Agweek readers ultimately will remember about the 2013 growing season on the Northern Plains. Beginning the year in drought? The torrential rains that followed? ... Posted on 10/8/13 at 11:00 AM
Aster leafhoppers are uncommon in North Dakota — so uncommon that Janet Knodel, North Dakota State University Extension Service entomologist, is drawing on a 1932 paper for information on how to fight them.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on March 29 introduced a farm bill commodity title proposal that they maintain would treat Northern Plains farmers more fairly than the “shallow loss” and higher target prices that have already been introduced, and also include disaster programs for livestock and tree producers.
Agweek is preparing a cover story on the future on agriculture on the Northern Plains. We’re getting input from various ag officials, including commodity and farm group leaders. But we want to include comments from readers, too.
North Dakota provided regional high Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss says one reading slightly below a growth-neutral 50 doesn't signal a recession. But Goss says the October figure is evidence that the weakness in the national economy has hit the regional economy.
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