ASKOV, Minn. – David Becker put in a lot of hours on the road. As a longtime MnDOT chief road inspector, he had time to think about his registered Angus herd back home.
While the corn market was looking at market factors that included slower feed demand, developments in Ukraine trade interests, and corn harvest, the soybean market was turning south to South America, namely Brazil and Argentina.
With the 2022 sunflower harvest nearing the end, sunflower prices haven’t seen much movement during the past few weeks.
As the end of the calendar year approaches, the spring wheat market is seeing a lot of volatility and it’s likely to continue, at least for the short-term, if not longer.
Demand for feed corn has decreased lately as the number of cattle on feed has also gone down, according to the latest cattle on feed report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That said, export demand for corn is still doing “okay.”
By saying “yes” to a dream – a dream that many may not have had the courage to pursue – Lance and Kelly Myrvik are now growing their sheep farm in Edmore, N.D. From being raised on his family’s farm, Lance said he felt the pull to return as an adult while the couple were living in Minnesota.
Stone Hearth Farm & Garden is ready to begin its third season as a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm.
There hasn’t been a lot of news or price movement in the corn market in recent weeks as producers have been busy wrapping up the 2022 harvest.
Hylio continues to develop its “flying tractors,” and has worked at making its crop spraying drone, called the AgroDrone, easier to operate, more efficient, and less expensive than a row crop sprayer or plane.
With gasoline and natural gas prices already high, ag economists are watching closely for what might happen in the coming months if the U.S. enters a recession.
Farmers who are behind in paying back USDA farm loans may qualify for some loan forgiveness under the Inflation Reduction Act.
‘Twas the day post-Beef Expo, when all through the school,
The year was 1959.
SLAYTON, Minn. – Fields opened rapidly with the fast corn harvest in October.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Bruce Peterson figured the crew at Far-Gaze Farms had about 40 percent of their corn left to harvest.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – As Thanksgiving draws near, everyone at Trinity Creek Ranch is thankful for the return of rain in 2022.
“Dung beetles are so important because they’re the recyclers.”
With small grain harvest mostly finished across the state, those who practiced mixed grain intercropping may now be looking at separating the two crops to earn two paychecks.
A carbon storing pilot program from the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program would provide North Dakota and Minnesota producers, along with Arkansas and Virginia producers, funding for conservation projects.
A central Minnesota farmer, Tom Haag, is the new president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).
Grocery store prices are at least 10 percent higher than a year ago. That’s quite an increase compared with 2010-20 when food prices only increased by 1.7 percent annually.
When consumers are looking for experiences rather than things, a visit to a pumpkin farm, an apple orchard, or a Christmas tree farm is a fun activity.
SLAYTON, Minn. – Abnormally dry (D0) to extreme drought conditions (D3) settled over Murray County in October, despite 2 inches of rain in mid-August.
NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The rain stayed away in October, and farmers in Rice and Dakota counties kept harvesting at a fast pace.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – As of mid-October, dry fall harvest work at Trinity Creek Ranch was going much more smoothly than the wet and cold spring planting.