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First freeze causes little damage to Northern Plains crops

September 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — The U.S. northern Plains and far western Midwest crop regions saw their first freeze of the season but the cold temperatures were only in pockets of the belt, limiting damage to immature corn and soybeans, agricultural meteorologists said…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Agribusiness of the future

March 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Change is the only constant in Northern Plains agriculture. Every year, week and hour bring new challenges and new opportunities to area farmers and agribusinesses. Continue Reading

NDSU ag economists says soybean demand offers investment potential

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Bill Wilson: Demand is outpacing production, creating many opportunitiesFarmers in North Dakota and the Upper Midwest can take advantage of this, but only if they capitalize on new technology, says Bill Wilson, a North Dakota State University agricultural economist. Continue Reading

‘Binge drinking belt’ stretches across northern Plains

February 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

While still high, North Dakota drops in rankings for binge drinkingWe’re still drinking, but we’ve cut back on the bingeing.
While North Dakota is one of several states that form the “binge drinking belt” across the northern Plains into New England, the state saw a significant drop in binge drinking from 2007 to 2010, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue Reading

Northern Plains hit hard by deer-killing disease

January 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

EHD can kill infected animals in just a few daysWhitetail deer populations in parts of eastern Montana and elsewhere in the Northern Plains could take years to recover from a devastating disease that killed thousands of the animals in recent months, wildlife officials and hunting outfitters said. Continue Reading

Regional economic survey takes 1st downward turn in nearly 2 years

November 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss says one reading slightly below a growth-neutral 50 doesn’t signal a recession. But Goss says the October figure is evidence that the weakness in the national economy has hit the regional economy. Continue Reading

Key Midwest economic index: March slip, but growth still ahead

April 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A key indicator in a monthly economic survey covering nine Midwestern and Plains states has slipped slightly but still points to growth over the next few months. Continue Reading

Midwest, Plains bankers optimistic on economy

February 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A new survey of bankers suggests the outlook for rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states remains positive thanks to the improving economy. Continue Reading

Healthy farm income pushes Plains, Midwest economy

December 17, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

An economist who oversees a survey of rural bankers in 10 Plains and Midwest states says healthy farm income is pushing the regional economy further toward recovery. Continue Reading