THE DIRT Corn and Sausage Chowder
Last weekend I was looking for a good way to use up some potatoes and corn. I came across a recipe for corn chowder that included Italian sausage--I thought that sounded interesting, so I decided to g... Posted on 1/25/13 at 8:42 AM
CHEF JEFF Quinoa Chowder with Sweet Corn
It's no secret that diets high in whole grains are healthy. One reason is because of their high fiber content, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. One of the shortcomings of ... Posted on 11/17/12 at 2:20 PM
PREHISTORIC INDIAN VILLAGE A Story of Corn (or A Corny Story)
Corn is such an important part of our daily lives; we eat it, feed it to livestock, make fuel and oil from it; it is a substance in plastics, papers, medicines and many, many other everyday products. ... Posted on 8/17/11 at 4:26 PM
STAFF BLOG AGWEEK Crop forecast: soybeans up, corn down
Worthington, Minn. The latest crop forecast projects Minnesota farmers will see a bigger soybean yield, but the outlook for corn has dimmed a bit.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts Minnes... Posted on 9/13/10 at 10:55 AM
STAFF BLOG SUE DOEDEN'S ALL ABOUT FOOD Crunchy Corn Tortillas or Soft Corn Pancakes?
When I was in Detroit Lakes a couple of weeks ago to give a cooking demonstration at the hospital there, I took time to browse around downtown. I couldn't pass up the Boys and Girls Club thrift store... Posted on 8/1/09 at 7:01 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa — The wet start to the corn planting season is expected to reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much of the crop that they’re still likely to bring in a record amount.
GRAND FORKS — Wheat is a big part of Brian O’Toole’s life. The Crystal, N.D., farmer grows it, handles it in his family seed business and promotes it as a member of U.S. Wheat Associates, which develops export markets for the crop.
BISMARCK — Keith Deutsch and Chad Blindauer both work the land in the Dakotas, one in the north and one in the south, producing crops that help feed a hungry nation. Most years they deal with comparable weather and similar production problems, but this year is shaping up to be unlike most others.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The worst drought in the U.S. in decades may be leveling off or even be easing ever so slightly in some lucky locales, federal weather forecasters announced Thursday in a report of little comfort for farmers and ranchers who already have begun tallying this year’s losses.
BISMARCK (AP) — The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed to make a cleaner version of ethanol, a decision officials say could give farmers a new moneymaking opportunity, boost the biofuels industry and help the environment.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to “resurrect” themselves after a long dry spell, recovering quickly when rain returns.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought.
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