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Mother Nature comes through for canola

October 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Nearly ideal growing conditions this summer and fall led to a bumper canola harvest, North Dakota farmers and agriculture officials said. Continue Reading

Experts: So far, so good for canola, durum harvest

August 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Although southwest North Dakota’s grain harvest is behind where it was in 2012, experts are calling this year’s crop a success to date. Continue Reading

ND canola crop looks good, but prices are dropping

August 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Mid-summer heat hurt North Dakota’s canola a year ago. But this year’s crop seems to have weathered July just fine. Continue Reading

North Dakota’s planting plans wash out

May 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The wet, late spring has wiped out any chance of Cavalier County shattering its corn acreage this year. “We had 5,000 acres of corn last year. That was a record,” Extension Agent Ron Beneda said. “The original talk last fall was that we maybe were going to have four times that record 20,000 acres would have been in this spring. Now, it’s back to the 5,000 acres.” Continue Reading

Hallock, Minn., canola crushing plant holds grand opening

August 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Northstar Agri Industries is inviting the public to its new canola crushing facility’s grand opening celebration Wednesday in Hallock, Minn., according to a news release. Continue Reading

150 acres of wheat lost in fire near Mott; fire crews across southwest ND busy responding

July 31, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dry conditions have led to a number of blazes in the region in the past few weeks and much of southwestern North Dakota was under Red Flag warnings Tuesday. Mott and the Medora area experienced first hand what the dry conditions can do on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Little yellow flower

June 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

“Is that what they call that little yellow flower?”
Yes, canola is what the novice often calls the “little yellow flower” populating fields in the area this time of year.
Canola growers, like Jon Wert, who farms 2,600 acres of canola on his land east of New England in Hettinger County, say the crop works well into their rotation cycle.
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Canola processing plants coming to Minn., Canada

March 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Two big canola processing plants now under construction one in northwestern Minnesota, the other in Alberta are expected to boost North America’s canola industry. Continue Reading

Canola enthusiasm: Demand for healthier food, biodiesel bolsters crop’s prospects

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. farmers aren’t meeting the strong, growing demand for canola, so it’s important they increase production of the crop, said the executive director of the Northern Canola Growers Association. Continue Reading

Hallock, Minn., canola plant to open earlier than expected

January 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As is the case with most building projects in the region, the warm and dry weather has hastened the construction of the Northstar Agri-Industries canola plant just south of here. Continue Reading