It appears, according to some observers, that the frost has come out of the ground a little faster than expected, and much faster than a year ago, when rock-hard soil saturated and frozen, contributed to the flooding up and down the Red River Valley.
Judge may rule Friday on “Roundup Ready” sugar beets A federal judge in San Francisco could decide Friday to order a halt to the planting of any genetically modified — or “Roundup Ready” — sugar beets in the nation.
Standing water plagues fields the most in southern Red River Valley Farmers made little if any progress in harvesting crops the past week in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota as rainy, muddy and cold conditions continued to foil field operations.
A winter storm is possible across the Devils Lake Basin into parts of the northern Red River Valley, including Grand Forks, by this evening into Friday, the National Weather Service reported late Wednesday.
Herald Staff and Wire Report
October 28, 2009
Excel Dairy, the rural Thief River Falls mega-dairy that closed in January after being cited as a public health hazard by the Minnesota Department of Health, continues to violate Minnesota air quality standards.
UPDATED 8:52 A.M. Did you scrape your vehicle windshield this morning? Many cold-sensitive plants are covered this morning in the Red River region, and the ones that aren't might have been at risk. There was frost advisory until 9 a.m. The temperature at the Grand Forks airport reached 29 degrees, while the reading in town at the National Weather Service office dipped to 33 degrees.
Herald and Forum Staff Reports
September 29, 2009
Warm September helps out in the fields What promises to end this week as the warmest September in Grand Forks since 1885 has just about covered for the tardiness of this season’s crops planted late because of a wet spring and slow growth because of the unusually cool summer.
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