TIME AT THE TABLE Volunteers Needed
This summer Time at the Table with the help of a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant will be working with the Mitchell YWCA and the Salvation Army teaching our Kitchen Kids program. Classes occur on Tues... Posted on 7/1/12 at 8:44 AM
STAFF BLOG AGWEEK Corn, soybean conditions dip slightly
Another week of spotty heavy moisture and higher-than-normal temperatures took its toll on U.S. corn and soybeans, according to Monday's USDA-NASS Crop Progress report.
Seventy-one percent of the corn... Posted on 8/3/10 at 5:49 AM
North Dakotans with limited access to supermarkets or grocery stores have been living in a veritable “food desert,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state officials say things must change.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. Kent Conrad says a top U.S. Department of Agriculture official is coming to North Dakota next week to get a firsthand look at the effect that this year's flooding has had on the state's farmers and ranchers.
Grasshoppers and crickets can do a number on crops and soil and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service wants input on a proposed program, which could include spraying to rid of them in western North Dakota.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Buoyed by higher prices and an early harvest of other crops, the nation's farmers planted far more of their land in winter wheat crops than a year ago, according to a government report issued Wednesday.
Millions of dollars have flowed into area business over the course of five years, North Dakota Rural Development Director Jasper Schneider said during a stop at the Strom Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Dickinson Wednesday.
In an era bursting with technology, some area rural residents are still without such luxuries, but after Consolidated Telecom officially announced its plans for federal funding during a presentation in Dickinson Wednesday morning, slow Internet speeds will be a thing of the past.
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — In their straw hats, rolled up sleeves and work boots, a dozen or so Latinos gathered by a field of ripening strawberries still look like farmers. All but one of them, however, have lost their land.
WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that farmers and ranchers will receive approximately $71 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters that happened in 2008 and 2009.
Ag producers in southwestern North Dakota have two weeks left to signup for the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Conservation Security Program.
The initial signup began on April 16 and has been slow. But because of recent rainfall in the region, producers had a little time apply for the program late this week.
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