RURAL REFLECTIONS Fit to Fight
I just got done watching an installment on a television morning show. The title of the piece was Unfit to Fight. It told how a high percentage of America's population does not fit into the mil... Posted on 3/11/12 at 5:59 AM
This week, U.S. Department of Agriculture released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times.
We are governors from neighboring states and different political parties. We don’t agree on everything, but we stand united in our belief that our nation needs a robust Renewable Fuel Standard and together in our opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to weaken the RFS.
Mark Dayton and Terry Branstad
, March 03, 2014
The Industrial Commission is currently considering a policy that could significantly restrict drilling and oil and gas development on public and private lands in North Dakota deemed “extraordinary places” by requiring a public comment period.
It took more than three years, numerous partisan speed bumps were hit along the way and the legislation isn’t perfect, but we finally have a farm bill that provides farm families with the certainty they need, while also reducing our nation’s deficit by $24 billion in the next 10 years.
Wheat contracts again had strong gains last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture made a significant cut in projected ending stocks by increasing exports. Commercial buying and sharp losses in the U.S. dollar were supportive, as well. For the week, March Minneapolis gained 27 cents, March Chicago was up 22 cents and March Kansas City gained 27 cents.
Oats are just another crop to get rid of now, along with every other grain. Now millers are dropping their price for oat products to their customers as the end users see the drop in farmgate levels and are starting to re-open standing contracts.
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