WEST FARGO, N.D. – La Niña, the weather pattern referring to the slight cooling of ocean water in the Pacific Ocean, is continuing to affect weather.
SLAYTON, Minn. – Monday, Sept. 12, was a crazy day at Vos Farms.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Minnesota State Fair ended on Labor Day, but beautiful September weather drew crowds outdoors and to town festivals.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – Rain was in the forecast and the grownups at Trinity Creek Ranch – Mikayla and Benjamin Tabert and David and Peggy Miller – wanted to get as much work done as possible before it arrived.
U.S. soybean production is now forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, down 3 percent from the previous forecast and down 1 percent from 2021, according to the latest USDA crop production report, which was released Sept. 12. That news helped give a boost to soybean prices.
Back in June, NuSun sunflower prices were in the low $40 range, but since then, prices have continued a steady slide back to more typical prices in the mid to upper $20 range.
There continues to be very little news to move the wheat market, and although harvest is moving along and usually pressures prices, most of that pressure was before harvest and prices have somewhat stabilized since then.
A fourth-generation dairy farmer was chosen as the 2022 Farmfest Woman Farmer of the Year.
Rural issues were at the forefront in the first debate between Minnesota gubernatorial candidates as incumbent Gov. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Scott Jensen took the stage in a packed building at Farmfest Aug. 3.
Farmfest visitors were greeted by friendly animals made out of hay bales, creations of local 4-Hers.
Emilie Justen experienced the effect of touching wild parsnip long before most people in the Upper Midwest had heard of the weed. She hasn’t forgotten the pain.
At NDSU’s Dickinson Research Extension Center field day in mid-July, Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension crop economist and marketing specialist, spelled out a short list of what is going on in the grain/energy markets.
CORRELL, Minn. – Chet Larson is a little shy – when he’s not talking to his camera.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Pea harvesters and trucks arrived at Far-Gaze Farm in early July. It was time to pick the garden peas for processing at the new Birdseye plant in Waseca.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – This year’s steady rainfall – after last year’s extreme drought – continues to surprise everyone at Trinity Creek Ranch.
Since passing the Fourth of July holiday and entering a key part of the growing season, one word – volatility – best describes what’s happening in the U.S. spring wheat market, as well as a number of other grain commodities.
German-built CLAAS is offering farmers an ingenuous combine designed for mid-size operations.
SLAYTON, Minn. – One of the biggest differences between livestock farming and many other professions is the degree of commitment to the day-to-day work.
Dakota Russet, a russet potato bred by Susie Thompson, potato breeder and NDSU associate professor of plant science, is making its way to McDonald’s suppliers to be turned into the company’s delicious french fries.
Ag energy commodities continued to see higher prices in June, according to Dave Ripplinger, NDSU bioproducts and bioenergy economist.
The idea of a positive reinforcement to boost certain activity on farmland is not lost on Minnesota’s top business leaders.
Every July and August, there is a risk of heat illness in show animals. Getting the right products ready and knowing what to do can keep cattle, sheep, goats and pigs safe at fairs and livestock shows.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Gardeners plan about 60 days for their Early June peas to be ready for harvest, but that’s not always the case for large-scale vegetable production.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – After facing extreme drought in 2021 and into 2022, Trinity Creek Ranch began receiving above-average rainfall in March this year.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced the next in a series of listening sessions entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Perspectives from the Field.” The House Agriculture Committee has conducted a number of hearings in Washington, DC focused on the 2018 Farm Bill and…