Archive | March, 2012

Bahm and Leiphon elected to ND Wheat Commission board

For Immediate Release   March 29, 2012   For information contact:   Jim Bahm, District I Commissioner-Elect: 701-843-8212   Francis Leiphon, District IV Commissioner-Elect: 701-398-3136   ND Wheat Commission: 701-328-5111       Bahm and Leiphon Elected to ND Wheat Commission Board       Jim Bahm, New Salem, was elected to his first four-year […]

North Dakota barley and wheat research updates presented at meetings and on-line

Presentations given at winter workshops on barley and wheat production are now available on-line at the Institute of Barley and Malt Sciences (IBMS) website http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/ibms.  The workshops were held in Dickinson, Minot and Carrington, North Dakota in February and March and presentations were given by North Dakota State University (NDSU) research and extension experts. February Western […]

Make seedbed preparation goal of spring tillage

By John Moncrief, University of Minnesota Extension ST. PAUL, Minn. (3/26/2012) —Most of Minnesota cropland experienced below normal rainfall in the past six months. As a result, soil water levels are low. Normally, soils “recharge” moisture during the fall season when rainfall occurs and plant uptake is nearly non-existent. This recharge also occurs with spring […]

Goehring to promote ND ag products in China

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says developing and expanding markets for North Dakota agricultural commodities, especially soybeans, is a major focus of the state’s upcoming trade mission to China. “North Dakota has a solid reputation for quality commodities, especially small grains, pulses and oilseeds,” said Goehring, who left Tuesday, for Beijing. “In recent years, […]

Monsanto tests drought-tolerant biotech corn

BLAKE NICHOLSON,Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Seed giant Monsanto Co. plans large-scale tests this year of the first government-approved biotech crop developed to deal with drought. The new corn is being introduced as much of the U.S. remains abnormally dry and areas in the South and Southwest still face severe drought. Monsanto says the […]

Dairy Producers Reminded of MILC Program

SAINT PAUL, MINN., March 6, 2012 – The Minnesota Farm Service Agency would like to remind dairy producers of some important program eligibility requirements for payment under the Milk Income Loss Contract program (MILC). FSA State Executive Director Linda Hennen says dairy prices may authorize potential MILC payments, but all dairy producers need to be […]