Agweek Wire Reports
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council are seeking proposals for developing and conducting educational programs and materials to help young people understand the importance of agriculture in North Dakota and in their own lives.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is issuing an advisory to farmers who have conducted business with the Buckwheat Growers Association of Wadena, Minn., also known as Union Creek Organic or Union Creek Feed and Seed. The MDA is encouraging anyone who has not received payment for grain or who had grain stored at the Buckwheat Growers Association facility to submit a bond claim with the department.
FARGO, N.D. – Through their annual Harvest for Hunger food, funds and grain drive, CHS has made another substantial donation to help fight hunger across the state of North Dakota and western Minnesota with a gift of $90,126.27 to the Great Plains Food Bank. The donation is enough to provide more than 270,000 meals to help feed those in need.
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota FFA State Convention wrapped up on June 6 with the installation of new officers for 2019-2020. Ben Van Berkom of Des-Lacs-Burlington was elected president. Christina Bingham of Max was elected secretary. Anna Stoppleworth of Kindred was elected vice president. Mikayla Wolfe of Tioga was elected treasurer. Cole Turchin of Lisbon was elected reporter. Madelience Nichols of Carrington was elected Sentinel. Hannah Remington of South Prairie was elected parliamentarian.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An Australian startup company that works on bee tracking will collaborate with the University of North Dakota to test how precision pollination can increase yields on pollination-dependent crops.
CARRINGTON, N.D. — North Dakota State University Extension’s annual crop management field school will be Wednesday, June 19, starting at 9 a.m. at the Carrington Research Extension Center. The school will provide updates on crop, pest and soil management recommendations using hands-on training in field demonstration plots and research trials. The program is designed for crop advisers, but also will be beneficial for farmers.
Washington – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on May 3 announced the finalists vying to become the new homes of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The finalists are in Indiana, the greater Kansas City area and the North Carolina research triangle.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The North Dakota Soybean Council will hold an informational session on biodiesel in Jamestown tomorrow. The presentation, planned for 8 a.m. at Babb's Coffee House, 100 1st Ave. S., is called, "Fueling Your Farm with Biodiesel." The Soybean Council says biodiesel is a growing opportunity to support the soybean market, adding value to each bushel of soybeans grown on North Dakota farms.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum on Thursday signed an executive order granting an hours of service waiver for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting anhydrous ammonia and other fertilizers.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has found a new route for the invasive weed Palmer amaranth to enter and spread through Minnesota: grain and seed screenings used as feed. After an investigation into a Palmer amaranth find in Redwood County, the MDA determined the weed found its way into a soybean field through cattle manure. The cattle had been fed screenings from contaminated sunflower seed.