DL News Staff
Minneapolis spring wheat, September contract; Friday $5.10; Monday $5.20 3/4; Tuesday $5.31 1/2; Wednesday $5.24; Thursday $5.06 1/4. Chicago corn, September contract; Friday $2.51; Monday $2.57 1/4; Tuesday $2.64; Wednesday $2.68 1/4; Thursday $2.60 1/4. Chicago soybeans, August contract; Friday $6.06 1/4; Monday $6.08 1/4; Tuesday $6.10; Wednesday $6.07; Thursday $6.00 1/4. Chicago live cattle, August contract; Friday $85.32; Monday $84.20; Tuesday $84.05; Wednesday $83.90; Thursday $84.60.
Figuring out which crop to grow profitably next summer may take some extra pencil pushing this winter. And one of the crops growers are taking a closer look at is sunflowers grown for oil seed. There are good reasons, including a lot of good things happening with sunflower demand and pricing at the farm gate. "Sunflower acres grown for oil jumped from 1.6 million in 2004 to 2.2 million in 2005," reports Larry Kleingartner, executive director of the National Sunflower Association.
The Becker Soil and Water Conservation District, serving as the county's ag inspector, has recently been addressing the leafy spurge infestation. Beetles that eat the noxious weed have been placed at selected sites, according to assistant ag inspector Marsha Watland. Landowners have been contacting the district about placing beetles on their land to treat their leafy spurge infestation and once contacted the district attempts to place beetles at no cost. The placement of beetles serves as a method of treatment that will keep landowners in compliance with Minnesota Noxious Weed Law Leaf
When scouting your fields to determine the growth stage of corn, use the following "Rule of Thumb" parameters to estimate kernel stage and average time (Days) to maturity: Silking, silks emerged, 50-60 days. Brown silk, 75 percent silks brown, 45-55 days. Blister, kernels watery blister, 40-50 days. Late milk, milky fluids thickening, 30-40 days. Full dent, all kernels dented, 20-25 days. Half-milk, milkline, 50 percent kernel, 10-15 days. Mature, no milkline, blacklayer, 0 days. If you would like to get your own summary of growing degree days for your crop and ar
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a request from U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) for more than $6 million in funding for key agricultural and research initiatives in Minnesota. The bill also included provisions, cosponsored by Dayton, to provide emergency disaster assistance for farmers nationwide who suffered losses in 2005. The disaster assistance package includes a Dayton provision to help farmers recover from herd losses due to bovine tuberculosis.
Engineering students from Virginia Tech University, utilizing E85/hybrid technology, beat out teams from 16 other universities in the U.S. and Canada to win the second annual Challenge X: Crossover to Sustainable Mobility competition. The challenge is sponsored by the U.S.
The 71st annual Northwest Water Carnival concludes today, with activities to be held in a variety of venues throughout the Detroit Lakes community. Today's schedule includes the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at the DL Pavilion, 8-11:30 a.m.; the 12th annual Water Carnival Legion Baseball Classic at Washington Ballpark, noon-5 p.m.; the Parade of the Northwest, 1-3:30 p.m., Washington Avenue; and the Bald Eagle Water-Ski Show at the DL City Beach, 3:30-5 p.m. Visit the web site, www.dlwatercarnival.com for details.
You, Me & Dupree (PG-13) HH (out of 5) Starring Owen Wilson as Randy Dupree Kate Hudson as Molly Peterson Matt Dillon as Carl Peterson Michael Douglas as Mr. Thompson Seth Rogen as Neil Studio: Universal Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo By KEVIN CARR A long time ago, Owen Wilson left his world of writing witty and progressive screenplays with Wes Anderson to become a full-fledged movie star in front of the cameras. He's done quite well for himself, so I don't really blame him. After all, he's now featured in two big summer releases during 2006.
There was a time when students from Detroit Lakes High School would come to the Becker County Sportsmen's Club trap range for a day or two of trap shooting. It was an activity channeled through the school's athletic department. The club provided the targets and shells, while students brought their shotguns. Sometimes, the shotgun was the type you'd find in duck blinds. Others were very elegant. It was especially fun to watch the skills of female students, who oftentimes outshoot the male students.