The North Dakota Soybean Processors plant at Casselton and the Green Bison plant at Spiritwood are signs of the growing demand for renewable fuel as well as feed for the livestock industry.
A North Dakota potato breeder brings in a speaker from Wyoming who has trained a dog to detect potato virus diseases using their nose.
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Rather than a hot, dry summer, StormTRACKER meteorologist John Wheeler says the excessively wet spring in the northern Plains — and North Dakota in particular — may mean the region will end up with a warm, wet beginning of summer. Wheeler's agriweather forecast discusses the impact of all the moisture on the continuing weather pattern.
The markets — and the wheat markets in particular — started off on fire this week, said Don Wick of the Red River Farm Network. But as he and Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management discussed on this week's Agweek Market Wrap, sponsored by Gateway Building Systems, most of the gains were lost by the end of the week.
The decision means carbon pipeline companies must file for a siting permit with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Without statewide authority, permitting would have been left up to individual counties along the pipeline route.
Quaal Dairy in Otter Tail County sold off most of its herd in April. Vernon Quaal says the 2021 drought drastically cut into its feed supply and the rising prices for feed made maintaining the 300 cow herd unstainable. Quaal says many dairies are suffering. But he is determined to build back up, with a crop of bred heifers ready to calve in September.
Summit Carbon Solutions equity campaign for 5-state carbon capture project reaches $1 billion in commitments
Summit Carbon Solutions is proposing to build the world's largest carbon capture and sequestration project. Ethanol plants in Atwater and Granite Falls, Minnesota, are part of the project.
Summit Carbon Solution's $4.5 billion plan is to connect to 32 ethanol plants in five states: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, sending liquid carbon dioxide from the plants to be stored underground in North Dakota. Summit says the pipeline project will help ethanol plants lower their carbon score by capturing greenhouse gas emissions and piping the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.
Planting progress across the U.S. has been slow, raising the potential that many farmers will use the prevented planting provisions of their crop insurance.