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Grain trains scarce on the plains: Producers looking for crop storage space

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the northern U.S. Plains, where there are no commercially navigable rivers, the rail system long has served as the lone, dependable way for farms to move grain hundreds of miles to reach ports and sell around the world.

Not anymore.

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‘Weird’ but good year for durum

October 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

With harvest entering the home stretch, North Dakota and Montana durum growers generally are pleased with yields. Continue Reading

Feeding the world

September 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said inroads continue to be made with southeast Asia buyers. 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

Crop outlook in southwest 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

Durum, winter wheat acres down in North Dakota

June 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO North Dakota farmers have planted significantly fewer acres of Durum and winter wheat. Continue Reading

Durum decline continues in region

April 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Durum, once one of North Dakota and northeast Montana’s most important crops, continues to lose popularity with farmers in the two states. Continue Reading

Local buyers might reopen idled Cando pasta plant

April 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

CANDO A shuttered pasta plant in the northeastern North Dakota city of Cando might reopen soon under new ownership. Continue Reading

King wheat? Wheat on the Northern Plains continues to decline as interest in corn and soybeans is strong again this spring

April 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Wheat is a big part of Brian O’Toole’s life. The Crystal, N.D., farmer grows it, handles it in his family seed business and promotes it as a member of U.S. Wheat Associates, which develops export markets for the crop. Continue Reading

Durum decline: Ag mainstay in N.D., Mont., losing ground to other crops

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Keith Deutsch knows that part of his job is promoting his crop. He knows he needs to be realistic, too. “It just doesn’t look too good for this spring,” says Deutsch. a Plaza, N.D., farmer and president of the U.S. Durum Growers Association. “It may sound strange for someone from the association to be saying that.” But Deutsch and other area durum boosters say they have to acknowledge the obvious. Continue Reading