STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A million dollar rain
Older aggies -- a group that apparently includes me, unfortunately -- sometimes describe timely, beneficial precipitation as "a million dollar rain." The description, as much poetical as practical, ge... Posted on 5/11/15 at 4:15 PM
Earlier-than-usual planting this spring and the hot, dry summer have accelerated normal crop maturity and harvest. The region's small grains harvest is wrapped up already, two weeks ahead of schedule. Many other crops across the Upper Midwest also could be harvested as much as two weeks early.
Erik Younggren wants to play a role in shaping his future. In the process, he’ll help to shape the future of other wheat farmers, too. The Hallock, Minn., farmer is the new president of the National Association of Wheat Growers.
The Federal Aviation Administration says the number of hours flown by crop dusters climbed 29 percent between 2003 and 2007 to more than 1.4 million. The surge in demand is mainly in the Midwest and tied closely to the region's hallmark crops — corn and soybeans.
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