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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.
Though the soybeans in Casselton, North Dakota, were planted later than normal, the crop appears to be doing better than anticipated.
United States Sugar Corp., a Florida company that markets sugar cooperatively with Red River Valley sugarbeet growers through United Sugars, wants to purchase Imperial Sugar Co. The U.S. Department of Justice was suing to block the purchase.
The state of North Dakota extended the deadline to Dec. 15, 2022, after it received no bids by the Aug. 15 deadline for the pipeline that would carry natural gas from east to west to existing and proposed agricultural manufacturing plants in Grand Forks.
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.
American Crystal Sugar Co. had contracted with Red River Biorefinery, which opened in Grand Forks in 2020, to provide the plant with sugarbeet tailings that would be turned into ethanol. Under the contract, the tailings that weren’t used for ethanol production were to be used for livestock feed, according to Aaron Bjerke, American Crystal Sugar Co. business development manager.

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Denise and Jim Karley own Karley Farm, Johnstown Bean Co. and North Central Commodities Inc., their son Dylan Karley, owns Dylan Karley Farm and is general manager of Johnstown Bean Co. and North Central Commodities Inc, and his sister, Nora Hubbard, is office manager and controller of the two businesses.
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John Riskey, president of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers union Local 167G, confirmed on Wednesday, Sept. 14, that employees had approved a tentative agreement reached last week between union representatives and American Crystal.
It’s not yet life on the farm, but North Dakota State University researchers at the Big Iron farm show in West Fargo, North Dakota, Sept. 13-15, 2022, were demonstrating a research “weedbot,” or robot. The wheeled device uses cameras and artificial intelligence to recognize small weeds growing in major crops. The device has a new sprayer apparatus that is controlled remotely.

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