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Grasshoppers out in force in southwest North Dakota, damage apparent in number of fields

August 25, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Farmers faced many battles when planting crops this year and now they are fighting a late wave of grasshoppers.
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USDA reports N.D. famers 1.6 million fewer acres

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota farmers, struggling with unusually wet fields, planted far fewer acres this spring than they did a year ago, the federal government says. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report last week may not have captured how big the drop-off in planted acreage actually is. Continue Reading

USDA reports N.D. famers 1.6 million fewer acres

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota farmers, struggling with unusually wet fields, planted far fewer acres this spring than they did a year ago, the federal government says. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report last week may not have captured how big the drop-off in planted acreage actually is. Continue Reading

An influx of flax in North Dakota

December 17, 2010 in The Dickinson Press

If June estimates stick, North Dakota farmers will have planted about 100,000 acres more of flax seed this year over 2009 and state Ag Commissioner Doug Goehring only expects to see an increase next year. Continue Reading