This week on AgweekTV, another large farmer in the northern Valley goes out of business, leaving lots of debt. A North Dakota school district has made a big investment in ag education. And a new movie showcases some of the challenges of young people getting started in farming.
Has spring really come? Meteorologist John Wheeler gives this week's agriweather forecast on AgweekTV. To watch the full episode of AgweekTV, click here.
The American Soybean Association has a new leader. Ryan Findlay has spent his life in ag. He grew up on a farm and worked for the Farm Bureau before joining Syngenta. One of his, and the ASA's, top goals is expanding soybean exports ... and fighting the tariffs on soy and other ag products China is threatening to impose in retaliation for U.S. tariff increases. Spencer Chase had the chance to sit down with him recently.
Did you that April is national Soy Foods Month? Polly Ulrich, a volunteer with Common Ground North Dakota, which works with the North Dakota Soybean Council, is going to be making an Asian noodle salad, with several components of soy in it, for us on AgweekTV. Here's the recipe for this colorful, nutritious, high protein dish:
Meteorologist John Wheeler says winter may finally be coming to an end in the Northern Plains, though it'll be a slow warm up. To watch the complete episode of AgweekTV, click here.
This week on AgweekTV, Syngenta reaches the largest ag litigation settlement in U.S. history. We'll find out what farmers in the Northwestern Corn Belt plan to plant for 2018. And we'll see what's being done to lower the high rate of farm suicides.
Rose Dunn: Welcome back to Agweek TV. It's the time of year to think about crop nutrition, and joining us now is Curt Woolfolk, the senior agronomist of the Mosaic Company. What trends are we seeing in crop nutrition this spring?
The North Dakota Ag Department says an elevator at Page improperly disposed of farm chemical rinsate, but it isn't releasing any more details. last summer, the landowner next to the elevator complained to the state about a dead spot that appeared to be caused by runoff from the elevator. Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring confirms his department found a violation of state pesticide law by the Arthur Companies, and they have been cited. He says state law prevents him from saying any more. But as Mikkel Pates reports, the investigation is still going on.
Meteorologist John Wheeler gives this week's agriweather forecast, with a look at whether we might see an April warmup. To watch the complete episode of AgweekTV, click here.
This week on AgweekTV, soybean growers are nervous about a proposed Chinese tariff increase that could hit the region hard. Why do so many ranchers calve during these cold winter months? We talked to a few ranchers to find out. And we'll find out what's driving the discussions among dairy producers here at the Central Plains Dairy Expo.