Minnesota researchers says ammonia made with wind or solar energy has the potential to create a more local source of fuel and fertilizer that is more friendly to the environment and makes economic sense.
The Cowbot would be a way to mow down thistles as a way to control the spread of weeds, "like a Roomba for a pasture," says Eric Buchanan, a renewable energy scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, Minnesota.
The Red River Valley Water Supply Project will sue farmland owners for eminent domain if they don’t sign easements before July 8, 2022. Farmers say the project is paying one-tenth what others pay for far smaller oil, gas and water pipelines.
An oilseed processing plant in Enderlin has been at least partially shut down for a week after employees noticed a meal tank had shifted on its foundation.
Prices of crops used in biofuels have jumped this year, with wheat and corn up by around a quarter, while soybean oil is up by about a fifth.
The company is counting on consumers warming to eating wheat that has been genetically modified (GMO), as food prices soar due to the Ukraine war and more extreme weather patterns increase the risk of global famines.
The North Dakota Attorney General’s office is asking Red River Trust, a Washington-based entity with offices in the Kansas City, Kansas, area, and an address at Grafton, North Dakota, to prove that it doesn’t violate anti-corporate farming laws, which would require it to sell land it purchased from owners of Campbell Farms of Grafton.
The Crop Progress report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released Tuesday, June 21, 2022 for the week ending June 19.
Kernza has been getting some buzz in recent years for its multiple uses as a forage, a grain that can be used in the kitchen, and a plant beneficial to water quality and the environment. Alexandria High School in Minnesota is planting test plots to help its ag students learn more.
The efforts of Steve and Cheryl Schlangen have earned an Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. The Stearns County farm is one of four farms to be honored nationally as part of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards.
Groundbreaking for Green Bison Soy Processing ushers in a new kind of soybean industry in North Dakota
The ceremony for the Green Bison Soy Processing facility in Spiritwood, North Dakota, was held earlier this month.
The Roslyn Elevator and US Bank need to present an agreement to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission before the end of June 2022 to keep the business going. A shutdown could leave farmers being owed money.