Archive for 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 […]

March 30, 2012 | By | Reply More

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  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 […]

March 28, 2012 | By | Reply More

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 […]

March 26, 2012 | By | Reply More

Soy Checkoff Survey Looks at Importance, Value of U.S. Soy Components

Survey probes farmers about what’s inside U.S. soybeans ST. LOUIS (March 23, 2012) – As some U.S. farmers enter the fields this spring, their center of attention likely won’t be on protein and oil. Meanwhile, that’s exactly the focus of U.S. soy customers when deciding what to buy. According to a recent soy checkoff survey, nearly […]

March 23, 2012 | By | Reply More

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, […]

March 20, 2012 | By | Reply More

Lt. Gov. Wrigley and Ag Commissioner Goehring Lead China Trade Mission

FARGO, N.D. – Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) will lead a delegation comprised of 14 North Dakota businesses and organizations on a trade mission to China, March 19-28. “Exports are a vital part of North Dakota’s economy and there are tremendous opportunities to promote our […]

March 16, 2012 | By | Reply More

North Dakota Tourism to help promote ag operations interested in agritourism

Agritourism is a growing opportunity for North Dakota   Bismarck, N.D. – Growing national interest in connecting with the rural way of life is presenting North Dakota with a new tourism opportunity, and the North Dakota Tourism Division has a new program in place to promote it.   Agritourism, the practice of inviting guests to […]

March 13, 2012 | By | Reply More

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 […]

March 13, 2012 | By | Reply More

Hog exhibitors and public invited to Polka Town Market Hog Show on March 24

The 39th annual Polka Town Market Hog Show will be Saturday, March 24 inside the Youth Coliseum on the Brown County Fairgrounds, New Ulm, Minn. The Polka Town Market Hog Show is sponsored by the Brown County Pork Producers Association. Market hog weigh-in is from 8:30-10:30 a.m., judging contest for 4-H, FFA and the general […]

March 8, 2012 | By | Reply More

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 […]

March 6, 2012 | By | Reply More