STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Actions and consequences
I've written several stories about how the proposed Food and Drug Administration ban on artificial trans fat in the U.S. food supply could affect Upper Midwest agriculture. One of the stories, an inte... Posted on 11/22/13 at 10:03 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS North Dakota in a Day
North Dakota has been in the news much lately; oil production, wind energy production and a strong agricultural base. I haven't been out to see my brother in Carrington for some time so I deci... Posted on 8/10/13 at 6:14 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Oil Changing Albedo
Several individuals have inquired in recent weeks asking if the oil in the Gulf of Mexico will impact the weather or hurricane development. More specifically will the oil change the albedo (amount of... Posted on 6/16/10 at 4:49 AM
Soybean export sales were in the middle of the range of estimates. Palm oil prices firmed up in Malaysia after a recent string of lower prices. The trade is still dealing with rumors of cancellations, but no confirmations.
The Inspection and Quarantine Department in southern China at the port of Guangxi has said that it discovered a recent cargo of soybeans from Brazil contained live worms. The cargo was approved for offloading, and there is no word yet on how the government intends to deal with the trader or Brazil.
Wheat closed last week ending April 19 mixed, with the winter wheat contracts ending with small losses to small gains while Minneapolis lost ground. For the week ending April 19, May Minneapolis was off 15 cents, May Kansas City was 5.5 cents lower and May Chicago was 1 cent higher.
WASHINGTON — In December, when the first new Massey Ferguson tractor built in America in many years rolled off the AGCO assembly line in Jackson, Minn., it was a sure sign that the farm economy is helping to lead the economic recovery in Minnesota and across the country.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials want to move forward with oil and gas leases on about 260 square miles in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota that have been held up over climate change concerns.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal officials want to move forward with oil and gas leases on more than 160,0000 acres in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota that have been held up over climate change concerns.
The only meaningful response to this man-made disaster is a man-made energy bill that finally would put in place an American clean-energy infrastructure that would set our country on a real, long-term path to ending our addiction to oil.
NEW ORLEANS — The best short-term solution to bottling up a disastrous oil spill threatening sealife and livelihoods along the Gulf Coast should be headed out to sea Wednesday in the form of a specially built giant concrete-and-steel box designed to siphon the oil away.
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