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‘It’s a supply and demand issue’: Price of corn less than half what it was 1 year ago

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

MITCHELL, S.D. — It’s been two years since a devastating drought withered crops in the U.S. and sent the price of corn skyrocketing.
Now, U.S. farmers, including those in South Dakota, are preparing to harvest what is expected to be a massive co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bridging the gap between farm and fork

July 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Those in the ag industry say it’s scary how much of a disconnect there is between consumers and farmers.
“You have people saying they don’t need a farmer because they can go to the grocery store,” said Bill Hoffmann, a member of th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Seeking the sun: Late spring could shift seed maturities

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW EFFINGTON, S.D. — Many farmers in the eastern Dakotas face the decision of whether to change out longer-season corn varieties for shorter-season varieties, seedsmen say.
Joe Fritz, an independent, contracted seed representative for Pioneer sin…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. farmers to sow record soybean acres, scale back on corn

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — High prices for soybeans should encourage U.S. farmers to sow the biggest ever area to the oilseed this spring while pulling back slightly on corn, analysts said ahead of a hotly anticipated U.S. government plantings report due on Monday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Charting the course with FFA

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — As Worthington High School FFA members gather this evening for their annual chapter banquet, they will have a special guest among them.
Arvid Nickel, 92, is a charter member of the Worthington FFA Chapter, which organized in 1939 whe…continue reading on dglobe.com

Charting the course with FFA

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — As Worthington High School FFA members gather this evening for their annual chapter banquet, they will have a special guest among them.
Arvid Nickel, 92, is a charter member of the Worthington FFA Chapter, which organized in 1939 whe…continue reading on dglobe.com

USDA offering bee habitat incentives to farmers, ranchers

February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

Bees are probably best known for the honey they produce, but that’s not the only benefit they provide for mankind.
Those buzzing little insects also pollinate a large portion of America’s commercial agriculture crops, though honey bees have been…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Making dollars make sense

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Onlookers at the Diversity, Direction & Dollars agricultural forum Tuesday had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from Jolene Brown.
The keynote speaker during the 18th annual forum at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson, Brown, a fiery s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Making dollars make sense

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Onlookers at the Diversity, Direction & Dollars agricultural forum Tuesday had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from Jolene Brown.
The keynote speaker during the 18th annual forum at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson, Brown, a fiery s…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com