STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Summing up 2013
Last week, in this space, I asked what Agweek readers ultimately will remember about the 2013 growing season on the Northern Plains. Beginning the year in drought? The torrential rains that followed? ... Posted on 10/8/13 at 10:00 AM
CHEF JEFF Feeding the Village First
Spring is finally here!
And that means gardening season isn't far behind.
Even though we're still enjoying the fruits of last year's garden, be it frozen (beans, brussels sprouts, etc.), canned (tomat... Posted on 3/21/09 at 8:06 AM
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.
Bill Wilson: Demand is outpacing production, creating many opportunities Farmers in North Dakota and the Upper Midwest can take advantage of this, but only if they capitalize on new technology, says Bill Wilson, a North Dakota State University agricultural economist.
While still high, North Dakota drops in rankings for binge drinking We’re still drinking, but we’ve cut back on the bingeing.
While North Dakota is one of several states that form the “binge drinking belt” across the northern Plains into New England, the state saw a significant drop in binge drinking from 2007 to 2010, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
EHD can kill infected animals in just a few days Whitetail deer populations in parts of eastern Montana and elsewhere in the Northern Plains could take years to recover from a devastating disease that killed thousands of the animals in recent months, wildlife officials and hunting outfitters said.
North Dakota provided regional high Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss says one reading slightly below a growth-neutral 50 doesn't signal a recession. But Goss says the October figure is evidence that the weakness in the national economy has hit the regional economy.
Christmas is the most nostalgic of holidays, and blizzards are the most nostalgic of weather events. So, a Christmas blizzard provides a double dose — or greater — of nostalgia. Everyone who’s lived on the Northern Plains for very long has a collection of blizzard stories.
Last year’s horrendous winter and record spring flood don’t appear due for an encore performance, according to Adnan Akyuz, the North Dakota state climatologist, and Mark Ewens, data manager for the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
North Dakota remains one of the least-affected states in the country The results of an economic survey released Tuesday suggest recovery may be slower than expected in the Midwest and Northern Plains, but North Dakota remains largely unaffected by the recession, according to a Creighton University economist.
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