April 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic
This year, rust and soybean cyst nematode are the crop diseases that pose the greatest danger to area bean growers. Continue Reading
April 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Six years ago, Alexandria resident and former farmer Craig Damstrom fostered an idea to develop a cash crop in the area not the legume itself, but its seed.
April 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS Wheat is a big part of Brian O’Toole’s life. The Crystal, N.D., farmer grows it, handles it in his family seed business and promotes it as a member of U.S. Wheat Associates, which develops export markets for the crop. Continue Reading
February 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The court case poses the question of whether an Indiana farmer’s actions violated the patent rights held by Monsanto, which developed soybean and other seeds that survive when farmers spray their fields with the company’s Roundup brand weed-killer. Continue Reading
February 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic
CHICAGO U.S. soybean supplies before the next harvest will be 7.4 percent smaller than forecast a month ago and the smallest since 2004 on rising demand for last year’s drought-reduced crop, the government said.