August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Alan Bjerga and Megan Durisin
CHICAGO â Lower prices for corn and soybeans will drive the profits of U.S. farmers down to an estimated $113.2 billion in 2014, a decline of 14 percent from last yearâs record, according to the Department of A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized
The latest Farm Service Agency statistics reinforce earlier reports that prevented-planting acres arenât as common in North Dakota as once feared.
As of Aug. 9, 1.736 million acres of prevented-planting had been reported in the state, accordin…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Jeff Wilson
CHICAGO â The second ear of corn emerging on stalks across Pat Solonâs 1,600-acre farm in Illinois is the latest sign that the U.S. crop this year will be a bin-buster.
âItâs the healthiest crop Iâve ever grown,â Solo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Marcus Traxler
Forum News Service
STICKNEY, S.D. â The scene around Ronnie Prienâs farm is one heâs all too familiar with.
âThe first year I farmed, I got hail. Iâve been through this rodeo before,â he said with a chuckle.
After ne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com
July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized
BILLINGS, Mont. â Some farmers in the prairie pothole region are starting to complain about sticker shock from rising rates for prevented-plant crop insurance coverage, says Doug Hagel, outgoing regional director for the U.S. Department of Agricult…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
July 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
WORTHINGTON â Fresh produce fans found plenty to chew on when the first Saturday farmersâ markets of the season cropped up in Worthington this past weekend.
From 6:30 a.m. to nearly noon, area vendors set up their garden-fresh offerings in two…continue reading on dglobe.com
June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized
LEOTA â Like many farmers with crops under water or obliterated by hail, Harley Buys of rural Edgerton is in limbo.
âEverything we farm is gone,â he said Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a 6-inch rain and a 45-minute hail storm pummeled his…continue reading on dglobe.com
June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Jeff Wilson
CHICAGO â Minnesota farmer Bob Worth has sold most of his soybeans on bets the biggest rally in five years is about to end.
With futures up as much as 19 percent this year, Worth unloaded 75 percent of the crop he is growing on…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
By Jonathan Knutson
Many Upper Midwest farmers wonder whether theyâll have access to enough commercial fertilizer this spring.
Though itâs too late for most crops this growing season, Mary Berg has an old-school solution for coming years: T…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com
May 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
GRANT â In Jerry Linserâs apiary rehab clinic, he holds one of his clients between his fingers.
âI know where youâve been,â murmurs Linser to a honeybee, as he gently lifts it to the bee screen around his face. âYou have a honey-tummy …continue reading on dglobe.com