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SD corn, soybean harvests break records

January 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Crop production in South Dakota last year was up significantly over the previous year and includes record amounts of corn and soybeans.

South Dakota’s total 2013 corn production is estimated at nearly 809 million bushels, up…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Memories of mowing, daydreaming in the field

June 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

It’s just about the time of year when we’d start cutting alfalfa back on the farm. Continue Reading

Little snow cover endangers N.D. alfalfa, winter wheat

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Average snow depth in North Dakota as of Sunday was two-tenths of an inch, compared to more than 18 inches at the same time last year. Continue Reading

Grasshoppers out in force in southwest North Dakota, damage apparent in number of fields

August 25, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Farmers faced many battles when planting crops this year and now they are fighting a late wave of grasshoppers.
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Under pressure, Idaho producer recalls sprouts

July 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An Idaho sprout producer has recalled its alfalfa and spicy sprouts because they may be linked to 21 cases of salmonella poisoning. Continue Reading

North Dakota group joins biotech alfalfa lawsuit

March 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Dakota Resource Council in North Dakota has joined a lawsuit in California over biotech alfalfa. The lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco challenges the federal government’s deregulation of alfalfa that is genetically altered to withstand the popular weed killer Roundup. Continue Reading

Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Processors to pay penalty, make improvements for alleged dust emission violations at Priam plant near Willmar

February 17, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Processors will pay a $50,000 civil penalty and invest at least $52,000 to improve emissions control equipment at its Priam plant, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Continue Reading

USDA will allow planting of modified alfalfa

January 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Agriculture Department is allowing widespread planting in the United States of genetically modified alfalfa, attempting to bring to a close a lengthy legal and regulatory process in which organic producers tried to curtail use of the modified seeds.
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