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FARGO -- Farmer and businessman Monte Benz of Steele, N.D., on Aug. 3 was sentenced to six months in jail, three months of supervised release, and a $100,000 fine for...
Three years after Anderson Seed Inc. of Mentor, Minn., went insolvent, CHS Inc. got the owners in a courtroom to determine whether they should be personally liable for sunflowers delivered without pay, or under contract but unpaid.
MORGAN, Minn. -- Minnesota Farmfest -- the annual farm show that's grown into both a state tradition and the nation's third-largest outdoor ag show -- returns this month to Morgan, with both new offerings and old favorites. "We're excited. We've got some really, really great events," says Raymond Bianchi, senior director of expositions and events for the American Farm Bureau, IDEAg Group.
FARGO, N.D. -- Hillsboro, N.D., might become a focal point in the Red River Valley region's agricultural unmanned aerial systems (UAS) world, according to officials involved in the plan. The Hillsboro Banner reported on July 24 reported an Israeli-based electronics company is looking to launch drones from the Hillsboro Regional Airport for gathering data on agriculture and other research in a project involving North Dakota State University.
Crops heading into August in much of Agweek country are ahead of schedule, with harvest of winter wheat getting started, other small grains turning from green to gold, and most row crops getting the regular drinks of water from Mother Nature that makes farmers smile.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Tom Peters is often asked if he “works with weed resistance.” “I say, no I do not: I work with weeds management,” says Peters, a sugar beet agronomist with University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University extension services, based in Fargo. “It’s maybe a play on words, but weed resistance implies that we’ve had a failure, we’re in a defensive posture, and we’re backpedaling in order to salvage our crop,” he says.
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council did fire former executive director Tom Lilja after all, according to minutes of a June 23 meeting.
FARGO, N.D. -- Dry edible bean growers in the region are seeing high risks for white mold, and many are deciding whether to apply fungicides, says Sam Markell, North Dakota State University Extension Service plant pathologist. To help them decide whether to spray, Markell says farmers must weigh key factors:
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Anheuser-Busch malt plant in Moorhead, Minn., was built in 1978, when the Red River Valley was in the heart of the barley-growing region. On July 17, Anheuser-Busch held what it hopes will be an annual customer appreciation day, drawing about 140 farmers and industry partners. Among other things, the barley and beer company offered a tour of its malt plant.
North Dakota state legislators say they are planning to look into the governance of North Dakota corn groups in the wake of the abrupt resignation of its executive. Tom Lilja, who was executive director of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, resigned late last month.