STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Mother Nature is still in charge
A veteran farmer once told me this of his profession: "We're not in charge. Mother Nature is."
I think of that line often, and I thought of it again this past weekend when much of the region received... Posted on 8/26/14 at 8:51 AM
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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