THE DIRT: THE REAL DIRT ON GARDENING FROM A MASTER GARDENER IN MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA Corn and Sausage Chowder
Last weekend I was looking for a good way to use up some potatoes and corn. I came across a recipe for corn chowder that included Italian sausage--I thought that sounded interesting, so I decided to g... Posted on 1/25/13 at 8:42 AM
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Is There An Easy Solution To Your Growing Waistline?
Obesity: a rising epidemic in American culture. But what is the solution? Diet and exercise clearly come to mind as well as possible surgery in some cases, but if you could take a prescription to help... Posted on 12/7/12 at 5:31 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Reversal of fortune in 2012
Some people outside agriculture seem to have the idea that farmers and ranchers agree on everything. The reality is far different. Apart from basic philosophical differences among producers, weather a... Posted on 11/23/12 at 11:13 AM
CHEF JEFF Quinoa Chowder with Sweet Corn
It's no secret that diets high in whole grains are healthy. One reason is because of their high fiber content, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. One of the shortcomings of ... Posted on 11/17/12 at 2:20 PM
IT'S SIMPLY GRAND! Taking the pumpkins to the patch
Since we are in full swing in the fall season and only a couple of weeks until Halloween, we grabbed our pumpkins last week and headed to the patch, that is Nelsons Pumpkin Patch, which is only about ... Posted on 10/17/12 at 12:21 PM
A troubling scenario is playing out across America's breadbasket, where the U.S. Department of Agriculture says just 12 percent of the nation's cornfields have been planted. That's about a quarter of what would was planted by this date over the previous five years, and it marks the slowest start in decades in some states.
Corn’s popularity is soaring in parts of the Northern Plains where the crop once was rare. High corn prices and new, improved varieties receive most of the credit. But another often-overlooked factor is in play, too, experts say.
The Agriculture Department says North Dakota's corn crop was a record 422 million bushels, up 95 percent from the previous year. The state's soybean crop totaled 161 million bushels, up 40 percent over the year.
Recent rainfall came too late to help to the nation's withered corn crop already being harvested in many parts, but it kept drought conditions from worsening in several key Midwest and Plains states and should help other crops still maturing in the fields.
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