THE NEW FORTY What goes around, comes around.
Last year I had Mike bunny-proof the garden after the adorable little bunny babies that visited us daily had consumed a couple hundred dollars worth of plants by gnawing them down to mere stems. Of pa... Posted on 5/28/13 at 5:45 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT What a change in agriculture!
For those of us old enough to remember them, the late 1980s and early 1990s were a gloomy time for many agriculturalists in the Upper Midwest. Drought and poor commodity prices made it difficult for e... Posted on 5/10/13 at 7:54 AM
A Minnesota company is exploring building a plant in central North Dakota that would use bacteria to turn lignite, manure and the leftover liquid from ethanol production into natural gas and fertilizer.
Cobs, the refuse left behind after harvest, are now plowed back into fields. But companies from California and South Dakota plan to start changing that by building two plants in Iowa, one to turn the material into ethanol and another to produce fertilizer.
Over a 10-year period, Larry James Schrader's liquid farm fertilizer sales business grossed $642,181. Not a bad figure for a sideline venture with minimal costs. The only problem was that Schrader had stolen the fertilizer from the former ConAgra Foods outlet in Moorhead, where he was a sales manager.
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