Archive | August, 2012

Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups in Push for New Farm Bill

New website, planned events in Iowa, D.C., highlight effort to provide American farmers with certainty, security August 22, 2012…Washington, D.C…. The American Soybean Association has joined a coalition of 39 of the nation’s foremost agricultural organizations in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before […]

Evaluate potential yields from drought-stressed corn

By David Nicolai, University of Minnesota Extension ST. PAUL, Minn. (8/17/2012) —The drought and heat stress have taken their toll on kernel numbers in this year’s corn crop in many Minnesota counties through unsuccessful fertilization, aborted kernels, and decreased kernel size and weight. Unsuccessful fertilization results in varying degrees of incomplete kernel set. Drought and […]

Property owners urged to check plants for Japanese beetle

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says North Dakota home and property owners should check recently purchased nursery stock for Japanese beetle infestation. “If you have bought shrubs, trees or flowers this year, please inspect the plants carefully and remove and kill any Japanese beetles you find,” Goehring said. “We do not believe this pest […]