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The Leingang family of St. Anthony, North Dakota explains how their cattle and crop farm-ranch operation weathered the April blizzards and how planting season has been delayed, but buoyed because of the resulting moisture.
It was a late start to planting this year but southern Minnesota is just about wrapped up, said Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota Extension corn agronomist.
Planting and emergence for the region’s crops in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota from the May 23, 2022, weekly report, available from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Vance Johnson of Breckenridge, Minnesota, has offered up a 60-acre field for five years of study on soil health and conservation practices.

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Anne Waltner, Parker, South Dakota, left a full-time career as a concert pianist and educator to join her parents’ farming operation. Along the way she married, had triplet daughters and survived cancer. Of her journey and life, she says: “Can you think of anybody luckier than me?”
A major concern of the opponents of the Fufeng project has been concerns about air quality and water issues. The company says it has invested more than $50 million during the past three years to improve environmental protection technologies across its facilities.
Dwayne Gorder is a northeast South Dakota farmer dropping plans to plant wheat because of the calendar. His first planting near Estelline, South Dakota, was on May 10, 2022.
The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates are the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first projections for the 2022-23 crop year.
Planting delayed by cool, wet weather has some farmers wondering how late is too late to plant corn.
Corn planting has begun in both Minnesota and North Dakota, but weather conditions still kept farmers in either state — or much of the rest of the country — from making much progress on that or other crops.

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International factors, delayed planting pushes corn to near $8 per bushel
Ross Kennedy, an agribusiness and national security expert is skeptical about the proposed biofermentation plant, while area farmers Paul Sproule, Matthew Krueger and Jared Hagert, are among those in support of it.
The March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates was largely ignored by the trade with the Russia-Ukraine war in full view. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture did surprisingly acknowledge and make some minor adjustment to the balance sheet with the Black Sea export disruptions.

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