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Land boom leveling off?

March 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Expert says skyrocketing prices could stabilize as commodity supply catches demand. Continue Reading

Declining cattle numbers cut supply, push beef prices to record highs

March 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SHARON, N.D. Veteran rancher Keith Johnson has lived through droughts, blizzards and long stretches of poor prices.
That makes him appreciate this winter even more. Beef prices have soared to record highs, reaching levels he describes as “unimaginable, the highest we’ve seen in our lifetime.” Continue Reading

US farmers revise seasonal produce programs in CSA

March 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Community-supported agriculture programs, or CSAs, traditionally offer a weekly box of seasonal produce from a local farm. Customers pay upfront so the farmer has the cash on hand to buy seeds and equipment, and a guide for what and how much to grow. Continue Reading

Farm income may fall on bigger crops, more expenses

March 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Farm net income probably will fall 6.5 percent in 2012 from last year’s record as the biggest crop acreage in a generation and rising costs trim profits, the Department of Agriculture said. Continue Reading

Decrease in fuel demand, high corn costs hinder future ethanol production

March 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Falling fuel demand, an ethanol oversupply and high corn costs could lead some Midwest biorefineries to cut back or idle production until profit margins improve, industry analysts say. Continue Reading

Wheat Growers name 2012 ND, SD officers

March 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

ABERDEEN (AP) The Wheat Growers’ board of directors has named its officers for 2012. Continue Reading

Lack of winter snowfall has some worried about summer drought

March 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MINNEAPOLIS A relatively snow-free winter in the Upper Midwest has some officials worried about damage to agriculture if the dry weather persists into spring planting. Continue Reading

Farmers are strongest bidders in land deals

March 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

‘The gap is narrowing,’ as farmers see 14 percent increase in sales in 2011. Continue Reading

Community garden start-up webinar March 7

March 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS SDSU Extension is hosting a Community Garden Start-up Webinar from 7-8 p.m. on March 7. Continue Reading

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