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Animal cruelty convict ordered to wear ankle bracelet: New charge filed in McHenry County related to trail ride

August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

MANDAN — A judge here increased bond to $3,000 cash and ordered electronic monitoring Thursday for a Fargo man who was convicted of animal cruelty and now stands accused of violating his probation by possessing horses and a mule.
William Kiefer al…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

More ‘out of character’ rain in the forecast: Dickinson area could see up to 5 inches over next 5 days

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

The rain just won’t go away.

The National Weather Service predicted Wednesday that the Dickinson area could receive another 2½ inches of rain over the next two days and up to 5 inches over the next five days.

The precipitation is coming less t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

More ‘out of character’ rain in the forecast: Dickinson area could see up to 5 inches over next 5 days

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

The rain just won’t go away.

The National Weather Service predicted Wednesday that the Dickinson area could receive another 2½ inches of rain over the next two days and up to 5 inches over the next five days.

The precipitation is coming less t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Slow pace of rail recovery stirs fear of second winter of chaos

August 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Susan Taylor and Solarina Ho

TORONTO — More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Farm expenses keep rising; no simple fix, according to experts

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new report confirms U.S. farm expenses continue to rise, and agricultural business management specialists say that should cause farmers to take a closer look at how they operate.

Farm production expenditures nationwide totaled $367.3 billion i…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Land values, rental rates increasing as crop prices fall

August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Crop prices have plunged, but cropland values and rental rates continue to rise, a new report says.

The average rental rate for U.S. non-irrigated farmland is $130 per acre, $5 more than a year ago, and the average price of U.S. cropland is $4,100…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

AMY KIRK: Bumper crop of hay bales exciting

August 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Some people get revved up about going on a carnival ride or riding a bull for its excitement factor. Ranchers on the other hand, get revved up when they can drive by, admire and count their round bales.

After consecutively experiencing dry spells …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD trade mission to Russia might be postponed

August 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is analyzing whether to postpone a trade mission to Russia that was scheduled for October.

Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine….continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Goehring names Theurer agricultural emergency manager

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring appointed Kent Theurer as the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s emergency manager on Tuesday.

A Dickinson native, Theurer graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in eme…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twin corn ears push US yields to bin-busting crop

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jeff Wilson

CHICAGO — The second ear of corn emerging on stalks across Pat Solon’s 1,600-acre farm in Illinois is the latest sign that the U.S. crop this year will be a bin-buster.

“It’s the healthiest crop I’ve ever grown,” Solo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com