STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF Serving Up Soy
The nice weather we've had this month has me thinking about gardening. I know it will be at least May until any seeds can be put into the ground, but that hasn't stopped me from ki... Posted on 3/25/10 at 3:34 AM
A producer’s meeting on soybeans is set for Friday. This meeting will start at 11 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. and will be held at the Gladstone Inn and Suites. All those who have an interest in growing soybeans are invited and there is no cost. Now that I have made my pitch to farmers, let me share some information that may be of an interest to all of you.
Soybeans have many uses and are a very important part of our local economy. Human consumption is one of the uses of soybeans.
North Dakota is expected to set a corn production record for the fourth year in a row, and this year’s soybean crop should tie a record.
The Agriculture Department on Friday estimated the state’s corn crop at 298 million bushels, up 9 percent from last year. The estimate is up 11 percent from the September forecast. The average yield estimate of 127 bushels per acre is up 2 bushels from last month.
In North Dakota and throughout the country, anxiety is on the rise in the most routine of places. In the aisles and checkout lanes of the local grocery store, both prices and stress levels are increasing. The increased prices staring back on a grocery receipt have a corresponding effect on the smaller balance staring back on our bank statements.
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