DL News Staff
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President Bush is known for reaching out to his audience when he travels the country, sprinkling local references throughout his speeches. So it was no surprise that he opened last week's speech at the 3M Co. world headquarters in Maplewood, Minn., with a reference to what may be the company's most famous product. "Got to take my 'Post-it' note off my speech here," he began, then slapped the square yellow paper to the front of the podium, near the presidential seal. Hundreds of 3M employees applauded. Disaster followed and the 3M workers groaned.
Online readers, rejoice: On Monday, Detroit Lakes Newspapers will unveil its new DL-Online Web site, with much-improved features for our readers and advertisers. It was designed by the eight-person staff of Forum Communications Interactive Media Division, who keep The Forum's online newspaper humming. That team, by the way, recently won first place for best Web site in the 2005 Minnesota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Here's what the judges had to say: "Great design.
President Bush's proposed 2007 budget could affect area people in myriad ways, and those who might reap the rewards and pitfalls had a lot to say about it Monday. Of the 141 government programs Bush wants to eliminate, almost one-third would be in education, accounting for almost $3.5 billion. He is proposing eliminating 42 programs, including money for the arts, technology, parent-resource centers and drug-free schools. North Dakota education leaders said proposed cuts in federal spending come at a time when schools need more money to meet federal requirements. "With all the new d
I have a list of Murphy's Law for Commodity Traders, and one of my favorite laws is "When the market is wrong, it doesn't pay to be right." This law just seems to hit the nail on the head for many farmers. We sit down in the marketing group, we look at the fundamentals, we look at the technicals, we determine which direction prices should move, and then it does the opposite. One plus one does not always equal two when it comes to commodity trading.
ST. PAUL -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has downgraded Minnesota's bovine tuberculosis rating. Last week, a fifth bovine TB infected herd, this one in Beltrami County, was depopulated after approval of federal indemnity funding. To date, the USDA has paid for the depopulation of almost 4000 head of cattle from the state's five infected herds. Federal funds have also paid for the removal of 180 exposed cattle. Minnesota Board of Animal Health executive director and state veterinarian Dr.
WASHINGTON, DC -- A new study to be published in the journal Science Jan. 27 reports that ethanol yields more energy that it takes produce. The study is by Professors Daniel Kammen and Alex Farrell, and their associates at University of California-Berkeley's Energy and Resources Group and the Goldman School of Public Policy. It also determined that ethanol decreases dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. The study sought to analyze the conflicting reports that exist about the energy balance of ethanol.
Producers growing wheat, barley or oats may want to consider obtaining "The Small Grains Field Guide." "Growing wheat, barley or oats profitably is like piecing together a challenging puzzle," says Joel Ransom, North Dakota State University associate professor of agronomy and one of the editors of the publication. "Variety selection, proper fertilization, good weed control and the ability to identify and eliminate yield-robbing diseases and pests are all pieces of this puzzle.
U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) has secured $800,000 for three cattle ranchers in Beltrami County who were promised compensation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture but had not received it after more than a month of delays. When the ranchers, joint owners of a large herd recently diagnosed with tuberculosis, learned of their cattle's disease, they immediately reported it to the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service as mandated by the department. However, the USDA failed to compensate the ranchers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. House Agriculture Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking minority member Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) announced the first two full-Committee field hearings to begin reviewing the 2002 Farm Program. The program is set to expire in 2007. The field hearings are part of a series of hearings the committee will convene in the coming year. The first hearing will be held Monday, Feb. 6, in Fayetteville, N.C., followed by a hearing on Tuesday, Feb.