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Farmers among Minnesotans welcoming free-trade pact with South Korea

March 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnesota exporters are welcoming this week’s long-awaited free trade agreement with South Korea, which will lower tariffs on Minnesota-made medical, machine, meat and grain products. Continue Reading

Keep checking stored grain

March 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Vigilance more important with return of higher temperaturesWith spring planting creeping closer, area farmers are concentrating on the 2012 crop. But they should give a little attention to stored grain from last year’s crop, a North Dakota State University Extension Service official says. Continue Reading

Low-fat distillers grains to target dairy market

March 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Research to be available on DDGS feeding practices.
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Agriculture in 2022: 11 Northern Plains views of decade down field

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Sometimes the demands of the moment prevent agriculturalists from thinking about the long-term, big-picture outlook for area agriculture. What does the future hold for agriculture on the Northern Plains? Continue Reading

Minnesota seed-buying firms sold amid trouble

February 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Canadian specialty grain firm has purchased two Minnesota grain companies for a total of $19 million amid financial problems with one of the purchased companies. St. Hilaire Seed Co., one of the largest dry bean processors in the United States, has been sold to Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Legumex Walker Inc., the company said in a statement issued Feb. 15. At the same time, the company said it is separately purchasing “assets of” Anderson Seed Co. of Mentor, Minn., in a total deal worth $19 million. Continue Reading

International Crop Expo Wednesday, Thursday at Alerus Center

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The show, created years ago by the combination of smaller annual farm events sponsored by small grain, potato and soybean groups, is expected to attract about 5,000 people and 200 companies with exhibits. Continue Reading

Audit: Commodities broker collapse costs N.D. State Mill at least $60,000

January 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Mill and Elevator in Grand Forks was a longtime client of MF Global Holdings Ltd., a New York-based company that filed for bankruptcy last October. Continue Reading

Little snow cover endangers N.D. alfalfa, winter wheat

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Average snow depth in North Dakota as of Sunday was two-tenths of an inch, compared to more than 18 inches at the same time last year. Continue Reading

N.D. small grains estimates see small changes

November 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The late-September USDA small grains summary report typically is the final word on production for the year, but sometimes the agency will resurvey farmers if a significant number still have crop in the field when the initial survey is done. Continue Reading