STAFF BLOG AGWEEK Organic farmers hope trucks increase business
Rushford, Minn. — Farmers in southeastern Minnesota hope to capitalize on a growing interest in local foods, and have launched a trucking business to haul their produce direct to office building... Posted on 7/13/10 at 4:34 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Snow Melt
We have had a major snow melt here, the rain that began on Sunday continues to do battle with the snowbanks. Far Guy and I took some photos of the water in our area yesterday. We live in the Mississip... Posted on 3/24/09 at 5:05 AM
Farmers can have their field of dreams, but the crops that come out will depend on the ground they sprout up from.
“For many years, farmers have been happy pushing 40 bushel yields, but approximately every year that you have been able to pull a 40-bushel yield, you have taken out of that ground approximately 45 pounds of phosphorus,” said Rick Marsh, a sales representative for Southwest Grain, last week at the Southwest Grain Winter Agronomy Update at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson.
oil is where it all begins.
“If we don’t have healthy soil, then we can’t grow healthy food and we aren’t able to have healthy people,” Abbey Wick, assistant professor of soil health-extension at North Dakota State University, said during Tuesday’s agriculture workshop at Biesiot Activities Center.
The Stark County Fair Board plans to seek legal advice over how to move forward with the proposed development of 56 acres of land west of Dickinson.
At Wednesday’s Fair Board meeting, representatives from the Western Soil Conservation District discussed possibilities with the board. It is unclear whether the Soil Conservation District would be able to construct a building on the property.
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