October 5, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun
While the partial federal government shutdown is delaying farm program payments, its impact is minimized by the current economic state of agriculture, according to Dwight Aakre, farm management specialist at the North Dakota State University Extension Service.
September 18, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun
Rob Dewitz spent part of Saturday trapped up to his shoulders in grain.
Dewitz, a member of the Steele (N.D.) Fire Department, volunteered to be a victim during a training exercise put on by one of the South Dakota Wheat Growers Technical Rescue Teams. The exercise was organized by Bob Moser, manager of Wheat Growers’ Edgeley office, and hosted by the Medina (N.D.) Fire Department.
August 3, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun
The events at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds Friday had a woolly feel to them. Demonstrations showed the best ways to spin, weave and knit wool into useful items in one building while cooking demonstrators prepared lamb treats in another.
July 16, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun
Specialized varieties of sugar beets could become a common crop in central North Dakota in the future. Maynard Helgaas, president of Green Vision Group, said an increasing number of industries are showing interest in the industrial sugar that could be produced by this new crop.
July 12, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun
Local agricultural leaders have a mixed reaction to the U.S. House approving a version of the 2013 farm bill Thursday. Continue Reading
March 2, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun
Farmers of the region enjoyed a nearly $2 billion growing season last year, according to Frayne Olson, crop economist for North Dakota State University. The alignment of yields and prices creating that bonanza may not occur again.
January 22, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun
The science of agriculture is thousands of years old.
However, the science of precision agriculture the process of tailoring the planting and fertilizing process to a specific area through the use of global positioning systems and precision maps has only been around for about 20 years, according to Dr. Raj Khosla, professor of precision agriculture at Colorado State University.
October 6, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun
Farm land prices in Stutsman County hit another new record with the sale of three quarters located northeast of Courtenay Thursday. Two of the quarters sold for $4,100 per acre, according to Andy Mrnak, auctioneer for Pifer’s Auction and Realty.
October 5, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun
The lights are on, the doors are open and the staff is busy at Farm Services Agency for Stutsman County even if there is no farm bill in place. The 2008 Farm Bill expired on Sept. 30. No new farm bill has been signed into law leaving the agency without authorization for some future programs.
September 8, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun
The price of investing in Stutsman County farmland hit a record high this week with the sale of two parcels Thursday. The price for the half section land approached $1 million.