RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, the Harvest in Four Acts... Posted on 10/25/12 at 9:58 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER 100 inches
In a previous blog posting, I wrote about how our 30 year average rainfall in Fargo Moorhead is currently 22.75 inches up from the previous average of 21.19 inches. This new average is based on the ye... Posted on 5/23/11 at 5:16 AM
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Reds have always been important in the region’s spud industry, says Chuck Gunnerson, president and chief executive officer of the Northern Plains Potato Growers, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.
BUXTON, N.D. — It’s Christmas, and NoKota Packers Inc. is cranking out the reds, hoping to bring in some green to ring in the holidays. The reds, of course, are NoKota’s famous Red River Valley red potatoes.
In a dry year, some farmers in the region are designing sub-surface tile drainage systems to use as sub-surface irrigation, and some soon will be able to control and monitor their pumps from smart phones and other computers.
The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service promised by September to come up with a just solution for wetland determination backlogs when he spoke Monday at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds here.
FARGO, N.D. — American Crystal Sugar Co. officials deny new union claims that a labor lockout has more than doubled processing costs for 2011 beets. They acknowledge costs have increased, but say farmer-owners already know about the costs, and say the company is seeing its replacement hires as a possible permanent workforce.
FARGO, N.D. — A man promoting investments in a sugar beet-to-ethanol project at Grafton, N.D., has resigned as a securities broker with Multi-Financial Securities Corp., after an investor-client complaint. Darrell Duane Smith on March 23 was the main presenter for Energae LP Holdings at a meeting in Grafton, N.D.
WEST FARGO — Tile drainage of farm fields has been cast as a villain that aggravates flooding in the Red River Valley, but also held out as a great hope for better managing runoff to minimize flooding.
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