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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

Column: Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate – costly, risky and unfair

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DANIEL SAVALOJA, Minnesota Trucking Association

BLAINE — On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel. …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate – costly, risky and unfair

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DANIEL SAVALOJA, Minnesota Trucking Association

BLAINE — On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel. …continue reading on dglobe.com

Ravaged rails: Disasters declared, counties now assess damage

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Following a joint meeting via interactive television Friday morning, Rock County commissioners approved spending up to $750,000 toward an estimated $1.5 million repair bill to get the Buffalo Ridge Regional Rail Authority (BRRRA) back…continue reading on dglobe.com

Agriculture Briefs

June 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

Crop planting, emergence exceeds 5-year averages Crop planting and emergence statewide has largely exceeded five-year averages, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
However, farmers are still …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Letter: Farmers hit too hard on taxes

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By State Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, and State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls
Co-chairmen, Minnesota Legislature’s GOP Rural Caucus
As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to farm…continue reading on dglobe.com

Letter: Farmers hit too hard on taxes

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

By State Rep. Paul Torkelson, R-Hanska, and State Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls
Co-chairmen, Minnesota Legislature’s GOP Rural Caucus
As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to farm…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Investing in Minnesota’s next generation of farms and farmers

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

By JULIAN THIES, Macalester College

ST. PAUL — While the agricultural sector has been strong economically, ecological costs of over-tilling, excess fertilizer and other modern practices are adding up. The land of 10,000 lakes struggles with…continue reading on dglobe.com