STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Recent rains both help and hurt
Recent mid-May rains were a mixed blessing for farmers on the Northern Plains. Most needed more moisture. But some also were way behind on planting after a late spring, and the rains put them even fur... Posted on 5/24/13 at 10:26 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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