STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON Recent rains both help and hurt
Recent mid-May rains were a mixed blessing for farmers on the Northern Plains. Most needed more moisture. But some also were way behind on planting after a late spring, and the rains put them even fur... Posted on 5/24/13 at 10:26 AM
A three-year freeze in spending on many domestic programs, which President Barack Obama is expected to call for when he delivers his first State of the Union message to Congress on Wednesday, likely would have little effect on commodity subsidies and other major farm programs, Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said.
By Chuck Haga, Grand Forks Herald
, January 26, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Pawlenty is asking U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for an agricultural disaster declaration for 18 Minnesota counties where farmers have experienced significant crop losses due to difficult growing conditions.
LEOTA, Minn. — Lon Anker still has about 100 acres of corn to harvest, and the snowdrifts reach the top of some of the stalks. Yet if the winter isn't too rough and spring brings good weather, Anker's farm in southwestern Minnesota could still see an above average yield.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A new government report examining whether increased biofuels use could pinch the nation's water resources says farmers in the Northern Plains use considerably more water to produce a gallon of corn ethanol than growers in other parts of the country.
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