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We're going to be talking soon on WDAZ News @5 with the Farm Kings from the new GAC network series. ... Posted on 7/9/13 at 9:52 AM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Problem Solved? #2 Meat-eating
I like meat; you like meat. Most everyone likes meat.But there are problems with being carnivores: scarcity, price, and (scoff if you must) there's that whole moral issue.
Back in May, I introduced a... Posted on 8/23/12 at 7:58 AM
The propane corn drying crisis of 2013 appears to be over. Elevator operators and farmers throughout the region report that they were slowed but not stopped in their corn harvest when propane supplies tightened up in late October.
WASHINGTON - Congress left Washington on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving without reaching agreement on a new farm bill, leaving in question whether the bill will be finished before the end of the calendar year.
It's been two weeks since Congress allowed the farm bill to expire, but members say they've made some progress over the weekend to try to get a new bill in the coming weeks. That's because House conferees were appointed on Saturday.
Rotary groups in Fergus Falls have transformed a village in Africa by donating a simple, familiar tool in our region, farm equipment. Titan Equipment agreed to work with Fergus Falls rotary on donating two tractors along with other farm equipment to a rural village in Zimbabwe.
Most people could probably identify a tractor if they saw one -- it's a piece of equipment that farmers have been using for years. In tonight's Farm Report we take a look at a company who's thinking outside the box when it comes to farm equipment.
A harmful new fruit fly threatens Minnesota's raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, grape and cherry crops. The tiny spotted wing Drosophila is native to Asia. It was found first in California in 2008 and quickly caused sizeable losses along the West Coast.
Prayer and funeral services have been set for Brad Nelson... the 55-year old East Grand Forks man who died Tuesday evening in a tractor roll over. Family and friends describe Nelson as a staple at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in East Grand Forks.
The Polk County Sheriff's department continues to investigate the death of a 55-year-old East Grand Forks man. Brad Nelson died in a tractor rollover northeast of East Grand Forks last night. His family says they are devastated they've lost a son, husband and father.
U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson says getting a new farm bill pasted has been like a four year nightmare. Peterson and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar were in Crookston today to meet with those working in the Ag Industry about the sticky point on getting a bill passed.
Local representatives and farmers expressed frustration today over the farm bill failing to pass the U.S. House yesterday. Both are frustrated that both parties couldn't meet in the middle to compromise on food stamp cuts. Local farmers were surprised and disappointed that the U.S. House rejected the new farm bill Thursday.
Republicans who want a smaller federal budget and Democrats who oppose proposed food stamp cuts joined Thursday to defeat a five-year farm bill.
Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., said there may not be a second chance to write a farm bill this year, but others said it could return as soon as next week.
So many Congressmen want to amend the US farm bill that it may not come up for a final vote this week. House leadership promised members they could go home for the weekend by tomorrow afternoon but it's doubtful all the amendments can be debated by then.
While the warmer and drier weather is helping many farmers catch up, for others it's too late. The NDSU extension office estimates that only about half of the acres in Walsh and Pemina may get planted.
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