MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE Let Freedom Ring -- Start with School Lunch
Well, so the election is coming up, or sort of happening, the excitement of an actual election day long watered down by a two or three or four-week voting "process." Somehow, it's just not the same th... Posted on 10/24/12 at 3:05 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Meatless Mondays
No, despite some rumors going around, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is not encouraging Meatless Mondays.
USDA just released this succinct press release
"USDA does not endorse Meatless Monday. T... Posted on 7/25/12 at 4:25 PM
TIME AT THE TABLE Volunteers Needed
This summer Time at the Table with the help of a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant will be working with the Mitchell YWCA and the Salvation Army teaching our Kitchen Kids program. Classes occur on Tues... Posted on 7/1/12 at 8:44 AM
FATHER KNOWS LAST Potato Wars
Is the potato a major contributor to the American obesity epidemic? The United States Department of Agriculture seems to think it is, and is taking steps to almost completely eliminate it from the na... Posted on 9/27/11 at 8:35 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Goehring announces age/source beef verification program
BISMARCKA new, voluntary program to help market North Dakota beef domestically and abroad was unveiled Tuesday.
North Dakota Verified Livestock allows livestock producers and feeding operations to ve... Posted on 8/31/10 at 11:04 AM
Before the end of the year, Congress must agree on a plan to reduce the federal deficit or face drastic, automatic across-the-board cuts to almost all federal programs totaling more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years.
The extremely dry weather is aiding the harvest of corn, mostly, while hindering combining of some edible beans and the digging of potatoes in Minnesota and North Dakota. Still, harvest continues well ahead of normal, another marker of the warmer, dryer season.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture slightly lowered its forecast for the nation's drought-damaged corn crop in its monthly report released Wednesday, pegging the average yield per acre at its lowest point since 1995.
The Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer. In its early days, it focused on research to help homesteaders: raising vegetables for human consumption and planting trees to protect homesteads and livestock. Research has shifted over the years to meet the evolving needs of area agriculture, from “dynamic cropping systems” to “green” jet fuels.
The government has pumped millions into the USDA's loan programs to help stimulate the housing market in rural America. The low-interest loans are making home ownership possible for people who never imagined they could afford to buy.
The USDA’s agricultural statistics office in Fargo said the crop planted in September will reap 35.3 million bushels next month, up 2 percent from its May forecast and 154 percent above 2011 production. That’s a record by far; the previous record production was 26.2 million bushels in 2009.
The U. S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $740,000 loan to help build a new farm equipment dealership in Ashley, N.D. The loan was given to KEM Electric Cooperative Inc. to help LaMoure Equipment Inc. construct the new building.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture in its weekly crop, livestock and weather report says that barley is 29 percent planted, which is more than a month ahead of last year. And the durum crop advanced 19 percentage points to 35 percent planted, about six weeks ahead of last year.
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