STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHON KNUTSON College crop team wins national honors
Congratulations to the University of Minnesota-Crookston Collegiate Crops Team, which placed third in the two national competitions held recently in Kansas City.
The Crookston three-member team consi... Posted on 12/10/13 at 9:38 AM
STAFF BLOG FLICKERTALES FROM THE HILL N.D. ag leaders urge 5-year bill, not short-term fix
FARGO North Dakota agriculture representatives say theyre not interested in Congress passing a short-term extension of farm policy when a five-year bill is on the table.
Five years of certainty is m... Posted on 8/6/12 at 11:01 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Conservation groups generally support House Farm Bill version
So far, so good is the word from conservation groups in response to the U.S. House of Representatives version of the Farm Bill.
The House Agriculture Committee completed markup of its version of the ... Posted on 7/12/12 at 9:04 AM
STAFF BLOG AREAVOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #75 - What's life really like in the Oil Patch?
We've seen the news stories and read the reports from the oil boom in Western North Dakota. They paint a vivid picture of both the good and bad that come with an economic boom and population explosion... Posted on 5/9/12 at 9:29 AM
BELFIELD — Kevin Kessel said if it wasn’t for an off-farm job in North Dakota’s oil fields, the loss of $149,000 in sunflower seeds in the Anderson Seed debacle would have forced him into an auction sale.
Let’s be clear about one thing: In the war between man and weeds, I do not cheer for the weeds. For the most part, I think modern agriculture is a marvel. It feeds us well and cheaply. Consolidation of some agricultural operations, such as feedlots and slaughterhouses, has made the world cleaner and better fed.
With the federal shutdown finally over, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will do all it can to help ranchers who lost livestock in the October blizzard, says Aaron Krauter, state executive director of the North Dakota FSA.
It struck me the other day, when a hose on my rake broke and I lost 10 gallons of hydraulic fluid in the blink of an eye, that maybe less is more. The rake probably had some hoses that weren’t good enough, but maybe the tractor had a hydraulic pump that was too good. I remember considering the hydraulic pump specs and reputation when I was shopping for the tractor.
A Dagen Heritage Farms’ truck loaded with 17 tons of newly harvested seed potatoes rumbles down a rural Minnesota highway on a drizzly late-September morning. Behind the wheel is Justin Dagen, a fifth-generation producer whose family has farmed in Springbrook Township in northwest Minnesota’s Kittson County for 130 years. As he drives, he points to nearby farmsteads where his forefathers lived.
GRAND FORKS -- The farm bill expired Tuesday -- again -- to little fanfare. Overshadowed by the federal government shutdown, the ongoing debate over the bill has largely stayed out of the spotlight. And that worries some agriculture groups.
GRAND FORKS — Is the oil industry now bigger than farming in North Dakota?
The latest figures are rather startling, raising eyebrows on even oil industry experts gathered in Grand Forks this week who are most in touch with the boom that hasn’t leveled off after six years.
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