STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT A Big Iron memory
Years ago, when I was in high school, my family was harvesting barley on a sweltering August afternoon. I was tired (6 a.m. football practices and harvest simply don't mix) and struggling with my life... Posted on 9/10/13 at 10:34 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Hydroponic Fodder Project
I am never better than when I am on my feet. I was not born to sit in
a tractor, I was born to walk in a pasture. I know others are
different but for me, I am best when on my feet. I think this is par... Posted on 1/26/13 at 8:14 AM
COURAGE IN THE KITCHEN Oxtail Soup--A Peasant Recipe Goes Gourmet
Time was when oxtails were cheap. In fact, if you bought some hamburger and a pot roast from one of the butchers in Hayward where I grew up, he would often give you an oxtail free if you asked for it.... Posted on 11/14/12 at 9:57 AM
CHEF JEFF Pheasant Barley Soup
Hunting season is in full swing, and nothing tastes better than freshly harvested game. And just back from a successful four-day pheasant hunting trip to western North Dakota, I had my eyes set on som... Posted on 10/22/12 at 5:50 PM
Fisher farmers grow own barley From the field to the glass.
That’s the goal of Tim and Adam Wagner regarding their modest planting of barley this spring. The Wagners want to turn their barley-to-beer operation into a business. They’re among seven fledgling businesses that hope to benefit from a $10,000 prize in the IDEA Competition in northwestern Minnesota. The money for the IDEA grants comes from nonprofits, with the Northwest Minnesota Foundation as the lead group.
The Agriculture Department says that stocks of spring, durum and winter wheat as of Sept. 1 were down 38 percent over the year to 229 million bushels. On-farm stocks were down 40 percent and off-farm stocks were down 34 percent.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the so-called “grandparent scam” persists in North Dakota. In the scam, a con artist calls a senior citizen, pretending to be a grandchild with an emergency and asks for money.
Associated Press/Forum Communications
, January 18, 2010
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