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Profits still possible: Interest in ‘minor’ crops could rise

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

Crop prices have dropped, but farmers have a realistic chance of making money in 2014, a veteran North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist said.
“Not all crops will be as profitable as they’ve been in the past fe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Emblem of the shift

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

HARWOOD — Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.
The seed company is one of those emblematic of the Red River Valley region’s historic shift from wheat and barley into a new era of corn…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Emblem of the shift

December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

HARWOOD — Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.
The seed company is one of those emblematic of the Red River Valley region’s historic shift from wheat and barley into a new era of corn…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmers like crop insurance change: Federal agency clarifies ‘normal weather’ provision

August 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS – Life has become a little simpler for farmers and crop insurers in the Upper Midwest. Continue Reading

Spuds need rain, late freeze

August 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

INKSTER This spring was so wet that Mitch Jorde, a Cando potato farmer, couldn’t start planting his spuds until June 4. He finished up July 3.
The planting period this year “was almost exactly a month later than normal,” said Jorde, of Jorde Certified Seed. Continue Reading

Holding on till harvest: Crop outlook in SW ND good despite late harvest projections

August 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The same fields that were being harvested on this day last year are lusher today in most parts of southwest North Dakota, and most are just barely showing signs of ripening. Continue Reading

SD couple spearhead effort to donate crops to countries in need

May 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BRIDGEWATER, S.D. In 2007, Kenton Hofer took a mission trip to Guatemala. While there, he helped build a house for an 82-year-old widow, who every afternoon would sit on a rock and shell corn, one ear at a time, so she could have supper. Continue Reading

USDA: Despite late start, record corn crop likely

May 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DES MOINES, Iowa The wet start to the corn planting season is expected to reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much of the crop that they’re still likely to bring in a record amount. Continue Reading

Call it a corn rush: Experts predict spike in crop’s planting as prices rise

February 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Corn may have North Dakota producers seeing green this spring, as a shortfall in acres nationally last year could entice farmers to boost their planting of it this year, many ag experts predict. Continue Reading

Asian delegation checks soybean crop

September 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BRANDON, S.D. With both hands holding it open, Fadjar Setiawan plunged a small, clear plastic bag into the cascade of soybeans flowing from a truck unloading at the Eastern Farmers Cooperative in Brandon. Continue Reading