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 8:58 AM
The extra water flowing into the Lake Region from last weekend's storm is putting a halt to what's already been a late planting season for area farmers. Mother Nature will force farmers to stay out of the fields for days, with fewer than ten percent of crops planted already.
Some soybean and corn farmers in the region may take a second look at enrolling in the federal Average Crop Revenue Election program in 2013, according to North Dakota State University agricultural economists.
Farmers in Devils Lake say they're days away from the start of planting season. The late winter caused some concern that fields wouldn't be ready in time, but warmer weather has helped prepare the land for growing season.
North Dakota's winter wheat crop, a minor crop in the state, is forecast at 17.7 million bushels, down 56 percent from last year's record crop. The Agriculture Department says both acres for harvest and yields are expected to be down this year.
Governor Jack Dalrymple along with city leaders Thursday announced plans to build a $1.5 billion nitrogen fertilizer plant. This new project will bring more than 100 jobs to the area and will likely establish a link to the oil efforts in the western part of the state.
The local John Deere dealership True North Equipment broke ground today for its new agricultural resource center in Grand Forks. The planned two-story 7,000 square foot office building is located three blocks south of the Alerus Center on 42nd Street.
The annual traveling "dairy cow college" made its first stop in Devils Lake to speak with local dairy farmers. Representatives from NDSU and the Midwest Dairy Association are going around the state discussing the challenges dairy producers face in North Dakota.
The tiny town of Doyon, North Dakota is about become a lot more popular with area farmers. Tronson Grain, the town's only business, is more than doubling its capacity in town with a new 120 foot elevator.
In what could be a state record for the per-acre value of farmland, an 80-acre parcel in North Dakota’s Walsh County sold for $800,000, or a whopping $10,000 per acre, at public auction Thursday in Grand Forks.
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