Archive | April, 2012

Soy Brings Health Benefits Through a Variety of Soyfoods

Many products help enrich foods through soy protein ST. LOUIS (April 25, 2012) – Throughout grocery store aisles, shoppers find many soy-based choices to complete a nutritious diet. In April, Soyfoods Month, U.S. soybean farmers want to highlight the benefits of soy products and their availability in products that may not come to mind. Jim […]

MDA using the power of the Internet to help prevent accidental pesticide damage to plants

Department rolling out Driftwatch™ registry for Minnesota’s 2012 growing season   ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced it will make the online Driftwatch™ sensitive crops registry available to Minnesota specialty crop producers for the 2012 growing season.  By providing a registry of the locations and descriptions of sensitive specialty […]

USDA Announces New Farm to School Program to Improve the Health and Nutrition of Kids Receiving School Meals

National Program to Provide New Economic Opportunities for Producers of All Kinds HARWOOD, Md., April 17, 2012 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced today that USDA will be investing in farm to school programs nationwide to help eligible schools improve the health and wellbeing of their students and connect with local agricultural producers. Merrigan […]

Plan for possibility of forage shortage for cows

Ag News Wire By Jim Paulson, University of Minnesota Extension ST. PAUL, Minn. (4/16/2012) —Will the April showers bring May forage? As the moisture deficit continues across much of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Extension educators are hearing the question: What if the drought pattern continues? On top of that is another question: Has the frost […]

HOEVEN HOLDS FARM BILL FORUM FOR WESTERN N.D. PRODUCERS Senator Gathers Input, Briefs Farmers, Ranchers on Status of New Farm Bill Legislation

WILLISTON, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today gathered agricultural producers from Western North Dakota for a forum to brief them on the current status of the farm bill in the U.S. Senate and to gather additional input from them as work continues to reauthorize farm programs. Hoeven serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, and the Appropriations […]

Soy Checkoff Sponsors Tractor Pulls to Showcase Biodiesel Partnerships Help Increase Availability and Use of Soy Biodiesel to Diesel Users

ST. LOUIS (April 4, 2012) – U.S. biodiesel production reached an all-time record in 2011, and the United Soybean Board (USB) and soy checkoff want to help it repeat that feat in 2012. As part of a larger strategy to promote soy biodiesel’s benefits among diesel users, the checkoff will once again co-sponsor the National […]


BILLINGS, Mont. April 2, 2012 – The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds North Dakota producers that any winter wheat planted in the fall of 2011 must have been reported to their crop insurance agent by the March 15th sales closing date.  The request for coverage must have included the location and number of acres of […]