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Life without the expense of a car
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November 3, 2009
Harvest continues to be slowed by rain, snow
GRAND FORKS -- Farmers made little if any progress in harvesting crops the past week in eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota as rainy, muddy and cold conditions continued to foil field operations. Water can be seen standing in farm fields in the southern end of the Red River...
November 3, 2009 - 1:09pm
October 30, 2009
MDA livestock investment grant application deadline is Nov. 30
Minnesota livestock producers have until November 30 to apply for a Livestock Investment Grant through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Qualifying producers would be reimbursed ten percent of the first $500,000 of investment toward improving or expanding their livestock...
October 30, 2009 - 10:56am
October 28, 2009
Soybean harvest delayed, while sugar beet harvest close to finish line
FARGO -- Soybeans are known as the "wonder crop" because they're put to many different uses. Now, area farmers wonder whether they'll be able...
October 28, 2009 - 9:32am
October 25, 2009
Minnesota farmers upset over proposed flood diversion
MOORHEAD -- Right now, it's just a line on a map. The red stripe marks the proposed route of a channel a half-mile wide in rural Clay County, an imprecise indication of where floodwater funneled away from Fargo-Moorhead by a billion-dollar ditch would go. Last week's first peek...
October 25, 2009 - 3:33pm
October 19, 2009
Beet harvest resumes after 4-day layoff
GRAND FORKS -- Most of American Crystal Sugar Co.'s receiving stations opened again Sunday to take in sugar beets, which started up the harvest again after a four-day delay because of cold temperatures and rain. About 70 percent or more of the grower-owned cooperative's 442,000...
October 19, 2009 - 8:48am
October 16, 2009
Soybean handling and storage
Soybeans are usually traded on a 13 percent moisture basis, so it is to the farmer's advantage to harvest, store, and sell soybeans as close to 13 percent moisture (wet basis) as possible. Soybeans that are wetter than 13 percent moisture are likely to mold under warm conditions and...
October 16, 2009 - 3:49pm
Five Detroit Lakes students earn American FFA Degree
Amanda Adkins, Justin Lehmann, Brandon Knopf, Travis Stanton and Nick Butze, members of the Detroit Lakes FFA Chapter, recently received the American FFA Degree. Earning the degree means the five students are of a select group of individuals to be recognized for years of academic...
Detroit Lakes / news
October 16, 2009 - 3:38pm
October 14, 2009
American Crystal halts sugar beet harvest
MOORHEAD - American Crystal Sugar Co. halted its sugar beet harvest Tuesday because temperatures dipped below 20 degrees and the crowns, or tops, of the beets were getting frosted. Company spokesman Jeff Schweitzer said all five factory districts dug no beets Tuesday. "We will take...
October 14, 2009 - 1:50pm
October 9, 2009
Beet farmers trying to beat wet fields, cold conditions
Even with the wet weather this past week, one local beet farmer isn't worried about the current harvest. Not just yet, anyway. Eric Zurn, who...
October 9, 2009 - 3:33pm
Tractor parade planning scheduled for Oct. 27
There will be a organizational meeting and planning meeting for those interested in organizing a tractor drive and/or a parade during the Saturday of the Becker County 2010 Fair. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Library. Contact Ken Shroyer...
entertainment / events / outdoors
October 9, 2009 - 1:57pm
Post-harvest tips for later maturing corn
The cool growing season has delayed corn maturity creating concern among corn growers. The biggest challenge with corn is removing the excess moisture after harvest. Last year, many acres remained in the field until the kernel moisture was low enough for a practical harvest. The...
October 9, 2009 - 1:33pm
October 7, 2009
Heavy rains hurting sugar beet harvest
October 7, 2009 - 8:39am
October 2, 2009
Driver's license rules relaxed at beet harvest time
FARGO -- Sugar beet truck crashes in the Red River Valley this week raise questions about the rules pertaining to who can and can't drive the large trucks used in the beet harvest. One thing that may not be well-known: When it comes to harvest time, the normal rules go out the window. Anyone...
October 2, 2009 - 9:24am
North Dakota ethanol plant to reopen
FARGO -- The idled Hankinson, N.D., ethanol plant has been sold, and the new owner plans to reopen it as soon as Saturday. Murphy Oil, based in El Dorado, Ark., said Thursday that it's buying the corn-based plant for $92 million. The company plans to invest an additional $15 million...
news / business
October 2, 2009 - 8:43am
September 26, 2009
Cool summer means fewer pumpkins
WILLMAR -- Pie makers and jack-o'-lantern carvers may want to nab a pumpkin while they can. A cool summer in Minnesota, and much of the Midwest, could result in fewer pumpkins for sale this fall at farmers markets and retail outlets. "It was too cold of a summer. The heat wasn't...
September 26, 2009 - 1:02am