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In annual report to Renville County, the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative outlined the costly challenges it faced meeting environmental compliance goals in 2021.
In northern growing areas a cold, wet spring delayed planting, and then wind destroyed some of the acreage so farmers had to replant it. In western states, hail damaged acres shortly after they were replanted because of wind damage
The H-2A temporary agricultural worker program is for seasonal workers. The Workforce Modernization Act that could provide open up the H-2A program to dairy and pork producers and other year-round farm employers.
Kristin Reiman-Duden was honored at the 2022 Farmfest gathering in Morgan, Minnesota.

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Leaders at Red Trail Energy, an ethanol processing plant in Richardton, N.D., showcased their new carbon capture operation facility. With very few other carbon capture operations in America, this newest climate-conscious operation sets southwestern North Dakota on the leading edge of carbon sequestration technology.
Jamie Schurhamer, speaking on the Agweek Cereals Crop Tour on July 21, said there were early concerns that 2022 could shape up to be like 2021. But widespread snow in the area eased some concerns, and now cereals crops in the area have high potential for solid yields.
The 2022 National Wheat Yield Contest is offering a bonus prize for high quality wheat. The contest by the National Wheat Foundation recognizes winners in 24 categories. The spring wheat deadline is Monday, Aug. 1.
The Byron-area Larsen family farm was recognized at the Olmsted County Fair as the county's Family Farm of the year.
Griffiths said Turkish, Russian and Ukrainian military officials were working with a U.N. team at a Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul to hammer out standard operating procedures for the deal agreed by the four parties last Friday.
In the wheat fields of Russian-occupied southern Ukraine, dark grey smoke drifts into the sky from a fire burning nearby as farmers gather the harvest at the height of the season.

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Cody Freeberg and Jeran Hughes were among the approximately 8,300 4-H members to participate in the North Dakota State Fair, held in Minot from July 22-30. That included members who entered static exhibits, those who competed in state-level contests like Project Expo and Clothing Revue, and those who brought and showed livestock.
The Wheat Quality Council tour is led by some experts in the growing of wheat, but many of the participants are from other areas of the industry, such as milling and baking or promoting trade, and come to learn more about spring wheat and durum.
Farmfest 2022 will run from Aug. 2-4 on the site just outside of Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

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