Ag lenders say it’s too soon to say what are the implications from a downgrade in federal credit rating, but uncertainty won’t be helpful for a sector that is heavily dependent on capital and credit.
It’s going to be a lockout, after all. American Crystal Sugar Co. union workers face locked gates on Monday, after an overwhelming vote on Saturday to reject the company’s “final” contract proposal.
Grand Forks Herald, 07/30/2011
Dayton to travel to Crookston, Moorhead today
Union officials say they’ll be neutral on whether their members should accept or reject a contract proposal made by American Crystal Sugar Co. negotiators on Thursday. A vote will come Saturday.
Grand Forks Herald, 07/28/2011
Farmers have been most surprised about two things when attending July informational meetings in North Dakota about the 2012 farm bill — the federal subsidy for crop insurance and the sheer amount of federal outlays for agricultural programs in the state.
The largest grain elevator complex in the Minot area is flooded but scrambling to get ready for a winter wheat harvest that could start three weeks from now.
American Crystal Sugar Co. of Moorhead is in the middle of labor negotiations with the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union to replace a contract that expires July 31.
Some 41 years after entering the legal profession, Sarah Vogel is getting “out of the frying pan,” as she puts it. As of May 15, the Sarah Vogel Law Partners law firm became Baumstark Braaten P.C., named for partners Beth Baumstark and Derrick Braaten.
There should be “no excuse” for the false financial statements made by Tom Grabanski, an embattled Grafton, N.D., farmer, the attorney for the company that he allegedly lied to told the court April 19.
The Dakota Resource Council in North Dakota has joined a March 18 lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow unrestricted planting of Roundup Ready alfalfa.
Stay tuned. That’s the only message available on the Roundup Ready sugar beet question for 2011 as Red River Valley and southern Minnesota farmers prepare for a sugar beet planting season, which could be less than a month away.
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