STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A tale of two corn fields
There are two central North Dakota corn fields, about 20 miles apart, that I've driven past a half-dozen times this growing season. The fields were planted about the same time and appear to have rough... Posted on 7/31/13 at 7:41 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Farm Kings
We're going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with the Farm Kings from the new GAC network series. ... Posted on 7/9/13 at 9:52 AM
THE NEW FORTY The Year of the Farmer...
I don't know exactly when the interest in the Super Bowl advertisements eclipsed the actual football game, but for a good decade or so Super Bowl ads have become a much fiercer competition than the bi... Posted on 2/4/13 at 8:40 PM
FATHER KNOWS LAST North Dakota Wheat Harvest
Fall is always a time of excitement when you live on a farm. Each year becomes a race against time to get the crop harvested before winter arrives. There is also a sense of urgency involved, as the ... Posted on 9/3/12 at 9:29 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Going back to Gully
My daytrips usually involve exotic locales such as Carrington, North
Dakota to visit my brother or even so far-flung a location as Austin,
Minnesota to pick-up something I purchased on eBay. This week... Posted on 5/27/11 at 1:45 PM
Mike Morgan puts it simply. “Our business is just growing,” said the general manager of the Thompson Farmer’s Co-Operative. In response, they’re expanding their operation by constructing three concrete silos to store an additional 600,000 bushels of commodities like wheat, soybeans and corn.
Washington's inability to settle on a farm bill is frustrating farmers in Minnesota. New enrollment in conservation programs has been halted, and farmers worry about disruptions in farm prices next year if no bill is passed.
A Dagen Heritage Farms’ truck loaded with 17 tons of newly harvested seed potatoes rumbles down a rural Minnesota highway on a drizzly late-September morning. Behind the wheel is Justin Dagen, a fifth-generation producer whose family has farmed in Springbrook Township in northwest Minnesota’s Kittson County for 130 years. As he drives, he points to nearby farmsteads where his forefathers lived.
Every October, Ryan Scott moonlights from his day job in Grand Forks to work an eight-hour night shift hauling sugar beets for friends from their farm to giant piling sites during the Red River Valley’s most unusual harvest.
In what supporters said they believe to be the first such effort at a Minnesota library, the Duluth Public Library will lend seeds of heirloom fruit and vegetable plants so people can grow a portion of their own food.
The farmer-owned cooperative CHS Inc. has pledged $3 million toward a national agricultural safety initiative. Carl Casale, president and CEO of Arden Hills-based CHS, made the announcement Wednesday at the North American Agricultural Safety Summit in Minneapolis.
Congress won’t approve a new farm bill before the old one expires Sept. 30, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said today. “It seems clear to me that we will not be securing a new farm bill before the deadline,” Heitkamp said in a conference call with the news media.
The entire freshman class at Valley City State University is slated to harvest squash for distribution at a food bank. The squash harvest is slated on Thursday at a rural farm northwest of Valley City.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to make it safer for young people working in farming. The USDA has awarded a grant to provide safety training for more than 2 million young people involved in agricultural production.
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