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Search is on for rail congestion cure

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly eve…continue reading on dglobe.com

Vilsack announces ARC, PLC updates

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Crop farm owners may begin updating their yield history and reallocating base acres at their local Farm Service Agency county offices for the new farm program Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Sept. 24 during an event at the Unive…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

By KEN KOPOCIS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WASHINGTON — When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it didn’t just defend the mighty Mississippi or the Great Lakes; it also protected smaller streams and wetlands from pollution….continue reading on dglobe.com

Farm expenses keep rising

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new report confirms U.S. farm expenses continue to rise, and agricultural business management specialists say that should cause farmers to take a closer look at how they operate.

Farm production expenditures nationwide totaled $367.3 billion in …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: The high points of a visit to southwest Minnesota

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

I learned only last week that Al Tlam — Elvin Tlam — died two years ago. He was 88, and he lived in State of Washington for decades. An engineer for Boeing. I would be surprised if half-a-dozen people from the local area know of Al.
I knew Al be…continue reading on dglobe.com

Already dry South Dakota fields crunched by storm: About 65 miles of wind, hail beat up crops

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Marcus Traxler
Forum News Service
STICKNEY, S.D. — The scene around Ronnie Prien’s farm is one he’s all too familiar with.
“The first year I farmed, I got hail. I’ve been through this rodeo before,” he said with a chuckle.
After ne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Pledging support

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

A new coalition of Minnesota food and farm groups is asking state legislative candidates to pledge their support for agriculture.

The coalition, known as A Greater Minnesota, developed its five-point Minnesota Farm and Food Pledge. The goal is rai…continue reading on dglobe.com

Spring wheat looks good

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The weather has both hurt and helped the Upper Midwest spring wheat crop. On balance, though, the crop is doing reasonably well.
“There are pockets that aren’t so good. But overall, we’re OK,” said John Kringler, extension ag…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Spring wheat looks good

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — The weather has both hurt and helped the Upper Midwest spring wheat crop. On balance, though, the crop is doing reasonably well.
“There are pockets that aren’t so good. But overall, we’re OK,” said John Kringler, extension ag…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A farmer’s gift — Chergosky donates $4 million farm to 4-H, three endowments memorialize Andrea Reusch

July 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

LAKEFIELD — A rural Lakefield cattle farmer who fell in love with a 4-H Extension educator, dreamed of marrying her and endured an unimaginable ache when her life was cut far too short has now given the ultimate gift in her honor.
Curt Chergosky m…continue reading on dglobe.com