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Volunteer corn is more prevalent in the 2022 growing season and can cause some yield losses, but Bruce Potter, an integrated pest management specialist at the University of Minnesota Southwest Research and Outreach Center at Lamberton, Minnesota, said the bigger issues are the insects and diseases that the corn can bring. Of particular concern is the corn rootworm.
About 35 representatives of foreign governments spent a week touring farms, research sites and agribusinesses across Minnesota. Visits ranged from Hormel and soybean farms in the southeast to sugarbeet farms and processing in the Red River Valley.
A Halstad, Minnesota, family has created a business of producing early-generation potato seed for potato seed producers. The business is a two-generation effort, with numerous employees here on H-2A visas.
South Dakota cattle feeder Steve Masat of Redfield, South Dakota, and Rick Woehlhaff, owner of the Glacial Lakes Livestock in Watertown, South Dakota, reflect on market trends and feed supplies for cattle heading into the fall and winter.

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Though the soybeans in Casselton, North Dakota, were planted later than normal, the crop appears to be doing better than anticipated.
Jill Murphy, North Dakota State University Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Traill County, estimated that 2022 corn yields will be slightly above or slightly below the long-term average.
This week on AgweekTV, we'll visit a unique, multi-generational seed potato company. The USDA unveils its plan to finance close to $3 billion worth of climate smart ag projects. Ag labor reform is being called for during an ag industry worker shortage. And our Agweek Corn and Soybean Tour continues.
Amid escalation of war and ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the wheat market took off this week, Randy Martinson of Martinson Ag Risk Management told Carah Hart of Red River Farm Network on the Agweek Market Wrap.
Speculation of escalating war between Russia and Ukraine and Russia not allowing further exports out of Ukraine at the end of the month played a roll in the markets this week, as did early harvest results.
A genetic testing laboratory located the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo provides diagnostic testing for Palmer amaranth, a specially invasive and destructive noxious weed.

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Khna Chroeung, one of the founders of the Lotus Blossom ethnic grocery store in Fargo, is seeking to open a “small-scale” facility for raising and slaughtering goats and sheep in rural Glyndon. The meats would be distributed to local grocers and restaurants seeking greater access to such meats.
To celebrate National Honey Month, the National Honey Board is running a campaign to bring awareness to the importance of honey bees and their role in our ecosystem and global food supply.
A desire for the rural lifestyle and the opportunity to carry on the family farming legacy were two of the major reasons that influenced Nick Hagen’s decision to farm.

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