Archive | December, 2011

BeefTalk: Culling Rate Is Not Just for Cows

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist   NDSU Extension Service   There are two very noticeable expenses in the beef business. The most obvious is feed and the one most often forgotten is animal replacement.   Replacing cows, even if the cost is not added up, just happens, and the same is true for bulls. However, […]

Goehring OKs ear tags to protect sheep from mosquitoes

BISMARCK – North Dakota sheep producers can now use insecticide-treated ear tags to protect their animals from exposure to a serious, mosquito-borne disease. “We had a rash of Cache Valley virus outbreaks across North Dakota in 2010,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “I have therefore issued a special local needs (SLN) registration to Y-TEX Corp., […]

Three key factors drive Minnesota’s agricultural success

Ag News Wire By Bev Durgan, Dean, University of Minnesota Extension ST. PAUL, Minn. (12/12/2011) —The year 2011 was a wild ride for agriculture with unpredictable weather and prices. That makes someone in my role cautious when asked to predict what will happen next. I do not know what the weather will be in 2012, […]

New farmer leadersip takes Soybean Checkoff into the future

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 6, 2011) – The national soybean checkoff just wrapped up its first 20 years, but the work doesn’t end there. As the United Soybean Board (USB) launches into the next 20 years, new U.S. soybean farmer-leaders take the reins and plan to continue the focus on creating profit opportunities for all U.S. […]

U.S. Soybean Farmers Mark 20 Years of Checkoff Work

United Soybean Board Sets Sights on Next 20 Years at December Annual Meeting ST. LOUIS (December 1, 2011) – U.S. soybean farmers aren’t spending much time recognizing the first 20 years of the United Soybean Board (USB) and the national soybean checkoff. They’re too busy planning for the next 20 years. As the national checkoff’s […]

NuSeed expands seed platform with US acquisition

Nuseed, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, today announced the acquisition of Seeds 2000 Inc, based in Breckenridge, Minnesota, USA. Seeds 2000 is a seed research, production, sales and marketing company focused primarily on the development of elite oil and confection sunflower hybrids that benefit both the farmer and end-use food customer. The company […]