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CROOKSTON -- A Polk County District Court judge this week decided Anderson Seed Company Inc. of Mentor, Minn., owes $1.85 million to a CHS Inc. elevator in Pierre, S.D. The judge also, for the first time, made the company's co-owner and its manager personally liable for part of the judgment. Judge Kurt Marben of Crookston, refused the Pierre elevator's legal theory the Andersons acted improperly as a corporation, to remove the legal shield that typically protects shareholders from their company's debts.
WILLMAR, Minn. -- The fortunes of agricultural economics come and go, but the one thing that must go on is the soil and soil health. That was one of the themes of 2015 Soil Conservation Tillage Conference this week in Willmar, Minn., that brought in about 175 farmers this year, and is recognized as the largest conservation tillage conference in the Midwest.
FARGO -- The region's beet farmers don't want to hear it, but leaders of co-ops are spending time preparing them to imagine a world without Roundup Ready sugar beets, even while fighting to keep the technology. Kurt Wickstrom, president and CEO of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, addressing the co-op's 43rd annual meeting in Fargo on Tuesday, said the company is planning to combat food safety perceptions.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Farm equipment dealers are leaning toward a brighter future through a fog of low commodity prices and challenging technology demands. The mood at the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association convention, Nov. 16 and 17 in Bismarck, N.D., was more subdued than a few years ago, but decidedly optimistic.
NORTHWOOD, N.D. -- Grain farmer Mark Korsmo said his 2015 crops were bountiful, but with low commodity prices, it won't be a great year, financially. Nevertheless, the Grand Forks County farmer from Northwood said part of staying grateful involves work as vice president of a nonprofit Christian organization, created to help struggling farmers in Haiti.
Max Velo’s turkey farms didn’t take a direct hit from the bird flu epidemic of 2015, but he’s quick to say “100 percent of the industry was affected,” emotionally and operationally.
American Crystal Sugar Co. is building a $40 million dome sugar warehouse in the Chicago area, to take advantage of transportation efficiencies.
The 45th Northern Ag Expo, Dec. 1 and 2 at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., will be a showcase for precision agriculture education and marketing help for farmers navigating a period of difficult commodity pricing.
American Crystal Sugar Co. shareholder-growers attended factory district meetings and received details about a first projection of beet payments for the 2015 crop at a gross payment of $45 per ton.
LEOLA, S.D. -- Jerome Mack is a busy man. While his wife Lynette maintains the family's Old Bank Lodge that caters to pheasant hunters, he raises wheat, soybeans and corn near Leola, S.D., and operates a 2,200-sow farrow-to-finish hog operation, with most of the hog finishing in northwest Iowa. But Mack also has a third focus -- Mack Robotics Inc.