RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
(inspiration for the "feeling accomplished from getting my vehicle washed" came from Beth Kezer-my second cousin. Thanks Beth-royalty check is in the mail)
Lets just cut to th... Posted on 3/28/15 at 8:04 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Late Season Snow Likely
After an early spring, threats of snow have rematerialized in our forecasts on a routine basis. Late-season snows are typical enough that even April carries a monthly snowfall average of three inches.... Posted on 3/23/15 at 11:11 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Taking to the field (baseball and crop)
The Minnesota Twins take to the field, at least for the start of the major league season, April 6 at Detroit. I'm optimistic about the Twins' long-term future (their minor league system is strong), bu... Posted on 3/17/15 at 3:24 PM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Homeland: The Story of This Painting
The story of the painting, Homeland 1, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve:
Some of those old sayings get uttered so much, we no longer hear what they're saying,
"Home is where the h... Posted on 4/22/14 at 1:27 PM
GARDEN TALK Hot Annuals for a Cool Spring
A bit about the author: Julie Harris has been a Master Gardener for several years and has led various flower trial gardens at the Master Gardener Education, Research and Display Gardens, at the Rosemo... Posted on 6/3/13 at 9:59 PM
Sunflower acreage this year in North Dakota, the nation’s dominant producer of the crop, is projected to sink to its second-lowest rate since 1976. But the executive director of the National Sunflower Association says there’s reason to be optimistic about his crop’s future, both in and outside the state.
BISMARCK, N.D. — It appears that Punxsutawney Phil was mistaken, and an early spring has arrived in North Dakota. Along with the arrival of spring, is the arrival of spring showers (and in most years, snow melt) which leads to fields and pastures full of puddles, ponds, streams and sloughs. As a landowner, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to those puddles, ponds, streams and sloughs.
It’s not unusual for William Ferguson to start planting his spring wheat in March. The Witten, S.D., farmer, who began planting in mid-March this year, is in a section of south-central South Dakota where early planting is fairly common.
The corn market was up 30 cents last week in old crop, while new crop contracts gained about 10 cents. Talk of increased exports to China provided direction to the market early last week, while the possibility of an early planting season due to warm weather in the Corn Belt was talked about through the second half of last week.
Dan Webster and other farmers in the waterlogged Devils Lake (N.D.) Basin haven’t had much to celebrate in recent years. But their area generally has avoided heavy snows so far this winter, and that’s raising hopes for timely planting this spring.
WORTHINGTON — Farmers who have been out in recent days getting the rest of last year’s corn crop harvested are finding it over-wintered rather well, considering snow depths that, in some places, buried the entire corn stalk.
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