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FORESTBURG, S.D. -- As the South Dakota State Fair approaches in Huron, a ritual taste-of-the-summer hits full stride on the roadsides -- famous watermelons and muskmelons from Forestburg, S.D. A handful of families in Sanborn County carry on the melon-growing and selling tradition that is based along South Dakota Highways 34 and 37, between Mitchell and Huron. Families have plied the melon trade since the 1910s and 1920s.
SIDNEY, Mont. -- Sidney Sugars Inc. will promote Duane Peters as agricultural manager, to replace Russ Fullmer who will retire in December after 30 years in the industry. Peters will report to David Garland, Sidney Sugars general manager. He will manage the activities of district agriculturalists who provide expertise to growers in producing a high-quality beet crop that results in increased recoverable sugar per acre.
FARGO, N.D. -- The spring wheat harvest moves forward in the region, as fall-like conditions have set in. Forum News Service’s visits were in connection with the trip to central South Dakota for the recent Dakotafest farm show. A dousing of cold, wet weather is turning eyes toward what farmers are expecting to be a strong row crop season, particularly in the Mitchell, S.D., area. Seeing double
Crop advisors and weed specialists say waterhemp has moved another 30 miles farther north in the Red River Valley, and a well-known agronomist says farmers have only a few days or weeks to control herbicide-resistant weeds.
MOTT, N.D. -- A Kansas company has been offering farmers in the Upper Midwest a way to buy contracts that protect against risk of adverse weather. The contracts are described...
As forecasts showed hotter weather late in the week of Aug. 10, crops across the region were ahead of schedule and the small grains harvest was gaining momentum, with winter...
DASSEL, Minn. — In the early 1900s, Minnesota was considered just too cold to ever grow corn. A corn seed variety called Minnesota 13 changed all of that, and farmers...
As forecasts showed hotter weather late in the week of Aug. 10, crops across the region were ahead of schedule and the small grains harvest was gaining momentum, with winter wheat and spring wheat well underway. Meanwhile, farmers in the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota are starting sugar beet pre-pile harvests.
MOTT, N.D. -- A Kansas company has been offering farmers in the Upper Midwest a way to buy contracts that protect against risk of adverse weather. The contracts are described as complementary protection to standard crop insurance, which is based on yield and price. eWeatherRisk Inc. has worked elsewhere in the U.S. since its inception in 2008, but this year is promoting the product in North Dakota and surrounding states.
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Some beet growers in the southern Red River Valley have started their sugar beet pre-pile harvest and the region's biggest co-op is implementing a new plan to deal with excessively large crops. Brian Ingulsrud, vice president of agriculture for American Crystal Sugar Co., said pre-pile will start Monday, but could be delayed a day if hot weather continues. Factories are set to start processing on Thursday.