STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHAN KNUTSON Let's hope the forecasts are right
It's tough to sum up the condition of area crops, at least the fields in eastern and central North Dakota that I saw over the Father's Day weekend.
Some early planted wheat fields look very good. The... Posted on 6/17/13 at 8:24 AM
MIKKELPATES.AG-AT-LARGE NDSU's flax promoter -- Dr. Jack Carter dies, Sept. 11
Dr. Jack Carter, the long-time promoter/pioneer of new, healthfuluses for flax, and long-time administrator in the North Dakota State University plant sciences departments, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2... Posted on 9/12/11 at 8:36 AM
FARMBLEAT On ginger, piggies, willows and hops
I believe I mentioned in a blog a while back that I am taking part in a 10-month-long leadership program offered through the University of Minnesota called the U-Lead Advisory Academy.
I'm writing my... Posted on 11/4/10 at 8:40 PM
PLAIN COUNTRY Harvest time
This was a great week for harvesting grain and farmers were out in force across the countryside. Yesterday I saw a dozen combines in fields between Oslo, Minn... Posted on 8/6/10 at 2:28 AM
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Principals of 'cowboy ethics' now law in Wyoming
On Wednesday, Governor Dave Freudenthal signed legislation officially adopting "cowboy ethics" as the Wyoming state code. Among the tenets of the code are living courageously, taking pride i... Posted on 3/5/10 at 1:49 AM
Nearly all grains expected to be profitable in 2011
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – Area farmers will face a difficult but pleasant decision this spring, says Dwight Aakre, farm management specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
Jonathan Knutson Forum Communications Co.
, January 17, 2011
Roundup Ready hot topic at Crystal Sugar meeting
American Crystal Sugar Co. shareholders at their annual meeting were happy but not giddy about a phenomenal crop and price year – their enthusiasm perhaps curbed by concerns about future use of Roundup Ready beets.
Mikkel Pates, Forum Communications Co.
, December 03, 2010
Warmer, wetter weather allows plants to be grown in new areas DES MOINES, Iowa – Warmer and wetter weather in large swaths of the country have helped farmers grow corn, soybeans and other crops in some regions that only a few decades ago were too dry or cold, experts who are studying the change said.
FARGO - The cool and wet conditions our region has been going through may be doing a good job of keeping the grass green and the water bill in check, but be prepared for a possible outbreak of potato-tomato late blight fungus.
Perhaps time does come to a standstill. However, if it does, it is only momentary. Perhaps the "now" does not really need to know the past. Perhaps what will be will simply be. If we really believe all that, then there is no reason to be very optimistic.
Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension Service
, July 08, 2010
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