RURAL REFLECTIONS Coming Home
(Highlanding, Minnesota is a former townsite near the city of Goodridge-about 17 miles east of Thief River Falls, Minnesota.GN)
Recently, a soldiers remains were identified as that of Corporal
James ... Posted on 7/21/11 at 12:26 PM
“Many hands make light work,” goes the old saying. We’ve probably all heard or lived those words. It comes from an old English playwright named Heywood, the Google tells me, but it’s as true today as it was in 1546.
Congress has a rare opportunity to finally fix a legislative and financial fiasco: It can and should repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard once and for all. Repeal of the standard would result in a big gain for American taxpayers who have been footing the bill for higher energy and food prices — based on false promises.
Well, well, well. It looks like the chickens have finally come home to roost. I’m referring to a recent news article stating that the North Dakota Farm Bureau has scrapped its plan to propose an initiated measure to reform property taxes.
The Agriculture Act of 2014 is divided into 12 titles covering commodities, conservation, trade, nutrition, credit, rural development, research, forestry, energy, horticulture, crop insurance and miscellaneous. In this column, we take a look at some of the elements of Title I — Commodities.
Beginning with the 1996 farm bill, crop farmers have been provided with — in one form or other — direct payments based on historical yields and acreage.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood Schaffer
, March 10, 2014
Cold temperatures and lack of snow cover are the two issues concerning South Dakota alfalfa growers as they consider their 2014 crop. Their worries might be for naught, says Karla Hernandez, South Dakota State University Extension forages field specialist.
Wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that are deemed free of cattle disease could be safely used to establish new herds elsewhere across the American West without posing a risk to livestock, a U.S. Department of Agriculture study concluded.
Brazilian farmers are battling a voracious caterpillar that likely arrived from Asia, challenging the agricultural superpower’s widely touted mastery of tropical farming, just as it is on the verge of becoming the world’s top soybean producer.
Wheat had big gains last week as the Ukrainian situation has made traders nervous. As of the midday on March 7, May Minneapols had gained 43 cents on the week, May Chicago was up 49 cents and May Kansas City gained 45 cents.
Wild Oats subscribers were asked what they planted in 2013 and their intentions for 2014. The 2014 survey included 89 western Canadian farmers cropping 291,000 acres. Responses were received in February.
Early discussions of animal breeding and selection always grouped producers into three types: breeder, multiplier and commercial producer.
Generally portrayed as a pyramid, the base represented the large group of commercial producers who are in the business of producing products for the consumer. These producers would obtain breeding stock from the second level within the pyramid.
A fresh outbreak of bird flu and tumbling pork prices are undermining China’s demand for animal feed, adding to a glut of corn and potentially prolonging a dispute over genetically modified (GMO) material that has curbed U.S. imports.
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