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 8:54 AM
The CEO of a group planning to build a $1.5 billion fertilizer manufacturing plant near Grand Forks said the venture is focusing on investment, engineering and its workforce in the early phases of the four-year project.
Every time someone flushes a toilet in the Twin Cities, chances are the contents will end up on a farmer's field. In that way, the sewage system operated by the Metropolitan Council performs the ultimate in green alchemy -- transforming poop to payola, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Sometimes the demands of the moment prevent agriculturalists from thinking about the long-term, big-picture outlook for area agriculture. What does the future hold for agriculture on the Northern Plains?
A company that's exploring for potash in northwestern North Dakota says things aren't as promising as officials had hoped. Potash is a fertilizer that's in high demand in China and India. Dakota Salts drilled a test well more than a year ago near Lignite, in Burke County, to gauge the region's potential.
Fertilizer manufacturer Mosaic Co. said Monday that it expects to incur $200 million in pretax expenses in fiscal 2012 due to a Florida court injunction that prevents mining activity in a Central Florida region where one of its mines is located.
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.
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