FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Monsters in the Fields
When we moved back here the first time, in 1986 when the girls were teenagers, I made them accompany me to the potato fields after the equipment was out of the fields, we gleaned enough potatoes..big ... Posted on 7/12/10 at 6:03 AM
NASCAR DAD Crop Duster Crashed In EGF Field
Yellow crop duster airplane owned by Agrimax Co was spraying fungicide on a muddy sugar beet field 3 miles north of EGF on coun ty road #66 at 9:15 am Sat morning.... Posted on 8/22/09 at 1:19 PM
North Dakota farmers are expected to produce just under 234 million bushels of spring wheat this year, down 16 percent from last year.
The Agriculture Department said the expected average yield of 38 bushels per acre is down 6 bushels from 2010, and the area expected to be harvested is down 2 percent over the year to just under 6.2 million acres.
BISMARCK (AP) — The National Crop Insurance Services group says a record $8.6 billion in crop insurance indemnity payments were made to U.S. farmers in 2008, and a lot of that money went to farmers in the Dakotas.
The buzz in the honeybee industry these days is about something beekeepers have never had before — crop insurance.
Some beekeepers say the new program is expensive and amounts to betting on the weather. Others say it’s better than having no protection at all.
“In general, we think it’s great,” said Troy Fore, executive director of the American Beekeeping Federation. “We’ve been trying to get this for years.”
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
, December 22, 2008
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for 2009 industrial hemp production licenses.
“The applications are due Jan. 1,” said Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson. “Although the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration continues to prevent holders of state licenses from growing industrial hemp, NDDA remains committed to fully implementing state laws authorizing the production, processing and sale of this crop in North Dakota.”
The Agriculture Department on Friday reduced its forecast for this year’s corn and soybean harvests due to drier weather, potentially leading to higher commodity prices. North Dakota’s projections remained high, however.
By Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press
, September 13, 2008
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