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Teens give life back to the kernels: Pollinators walk fields to help seed company develop new lines of corn

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SABIN, Minn. — Every summer dozens of teens and adults walk acres of cornfields near this western Minnesota town, pollinating the plants.
It’s a practice that’s been going on since the 1980s in the local DuPont Pioneer fields. But Matt Walch, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Teens give life back to the kernels: Pollinators walk fields to help seed company develop new lines of corn

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SABIN, Minn. — Every summer dozens of teens and adults walk acres of cornfields near this western Minnesota town, pollinating the plants.
It’s a practice that’s been going on since the 1980s in the local DuPont Pioneer fields. But Matt Walch, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Teens give life back to the kernels: Pollinators walk fields to help seed company develop new lines of corn

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SABIN, Minn. — Every summer dozens of teens and adults walk acres of cornfields near this western Minnesota town, pollinating the plants.
It’s a practice that’s been going on since the 1980s in the local DuPont Pioneer fields. But Matt Walch, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Teens give life back to the kernels: Pollinators walk fields to help seed company develop new lines of corn

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SABIN, Minn. — Every summer dozens of teens and adults walk acres of cornfields near this western Minnesota town, pollinating the plants.
It’s a practice that’s been going on since the 1980s in the local DuPont Pioneer fields. But Matt Walch, …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

USDA survey shows corn acres planted this season down

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — According to a recent survey conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service actual corn acres planted in 2014 are down, while soybean acres planted are up.

“South Dakota’s 2014 production of corn and soybeans …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘It’s a supply and demand issue’: Price of corn less than half what it was 1 year ago

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

MITCHELL, S.D. — It’s been two years since a devastating drought withered crops in the U.S. and sent the price of corn skyrocketing.
Now, U.S. farmers, including those in South Dakota, are preparing to harvest what is expected to be a massive co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

South Dakota farmers start planting corn crop

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota farmers have started planting this year’s corn crop.

The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 1 percent of the state’s corn crop is seeded, compared to 3 percent on aver…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Supporting farmers, making fuel: After early skepticism, Red Trail Energy ethanol plant in Richardton is going strong

March 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

RICHARDTON — Instead of extracting oil from the ground, one energy business in western North Dakota is using corn grown atop it to produce fuel.
The Red Trail Energy plant in Richardton opened in 2007. It didn’t make complete sense then — it w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com