STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Taking MyPlate a step further
MyPlate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutrition and healthy eating guide, has its critics. They say agricultural groups had too much influence in developing it. Whatever the truth, there's no ... Posted on 12/12/14 at 1:24 PM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Pizza Potato Skins
Today I made this genius little creation for the kids at lunch. There is one food the kids can all agree they like....pizza. Ok....that's not even always true. In reality, they all like pizza, there i... Posted on 3/1/14 at 4:30 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES The Simple Life: Variety Isn't Mandatory
The Norwegian Artist is the simplest man on the planet to feed:
As long as the food tastes good, he eats it, and it doesn't matter if it's the same menu of yesterday, the day before, and the day be... Posted on 1/31/14 at 5:12 PM
Did you plant your potatoes on Good Friday? I wish I had a bushel of spuds for every time we’ve heard the question. Are potatoes really best planted then, or is it an old wives’ tale?
I never dismiss old wives’ tales because some of the best gardeners are old wives. But let’s think this through.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comment by March 30 on recommendations that eventually could lead to changes in its prevented-planting insurance coverage levels. If approved, the changes would cut corn prevented-planting payment levels and increase rates for potatoes and green peas, among other things.
Jurors in a federal crop insurance fraud trial in Fargo, N.D., were alerted that they’ll have to make a judgment on the credibility of a former hired hand in a case against farming brothers Aaron and Derek Johnson of Northwood, N.D.
With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers.
“We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Effective today, the Mexican government has implemented its final rule to allow U.S. fresh potatoes to enter all of Mexico. This action is part of a bi-lateral agreement that facilitates trade in fresh potatoes between the two countries.
FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.
John Keeling. head of the National Potato Council, spoke Feb. 19 at the annual International Crop Expo at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D. The show, which combines activities sponsored by small grains, potato and soybean groups, is expected to draw 5,000 people and about 175 exhibits.
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