NEW PLATEAUS Autumn in Minnesota...with Two French Women at a Winery
The colors and crisp weather make the upper Midwest a land many ought to envy. Something about the air in the autumn makes me feel more alive.In addition, harvest time is a recognition of a summer wel... Posted on 10/5/12 at 8:31 AM
ASTRO BOB Conversation with the sky
I know what it feels like again to stay up till 4 a.m. Friends and I joined the owls and coyotes at the Furtman Farm Star Party near Webster, Wis. for a third of an Earth rotation under the stars. T... Posted on 9/15/12 at 3:33 PM
TIME AT THE TABLE Raw Kale & Cherry Salad with Citrus Dressing
One of the best parts of the CSA I belong to is when they bring us recipes. They actually make up the recipes so when you come to the market you can try them and see if that is something you would enj... Posted on 7/1/12 at 7:05 PM
PRAIRIE AIRE Progress is in North Dakota!!
Progress is definedby Websters as :"A forward or onward movement, -A betterment ".
I think it is more about taking that first step towards your dreams or goals. They say all you have to do is change ... Posted on 2/27/12 at 9:04 PM
NDSU EXTENSION SERVICE NDSU Extension economist has some tax tips for producers.
Agricultural producers need to take a close look at some tax preparation items, says Ron Haugen, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm economist.
Items to note for 2011 income tax prep... Posted on 2/13/12 at 9:23 AM
BRIDGEWATER, S.D. — In 2007, Kenton Hofer took a mission trip to Guatemala. While there, he helped build a house for an 82-year-old widow, who every afternoon would sit on a rock and shell corn, one ear at a time, so she could have supper.
Beefing up could mean meat eaters will have to open up their wallets a little wider this summer, as the price of beef and other meats continue to climb.
“Beef prices have been high this year at all levels,” said William Hahn, Animal Products and Cost of Production Branch Markets and Trade Economics Division of the USDA-Economics Research Service. “April had the highest five-area 35-65 percent Choice Direct steer we have ever seen.”
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, supply and demand is what controls the price of beef cattle, but prices will fluctuate because it takes time to replenish the cattle supplies.
It’s no coincidence that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rank agriculture as one of the most dangerous industries for workers.
Rodney Rebel, a fourth-generation farmer in Richardton, can attest to that following a March accident that left him with a broken left arm and pelvis.
“I was driving down the highway near Richardton, pulling my tractor on the way to feed the cows, when I was rear-ended by a semi,” Rebel said. “It’s terrible. I’ve been in the house since March and lost cows in the last winter storm. It turns life around.”
BISMARCK — Donations from the North Dakota Stockmen's Association have boosted reward funds for information leading to convictions in two high-profile cattle-killing cases on opposite sides of the state.
HARVEY — It’s a sunny day in early May, the sort of day on which farmers in the Harvey area normally are going full bore in their fields. Not this year. A cold spring has delayed planting, and farmers here don’t expect to be in their fields until the middle of May at the earliest.
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