DL News Staff
QUINN -- a boy, Micheal Aaron; born February 1, 2006, weighing 8 lbs. 1 oz. to Ashlea Bevins.
BUNNIS -- a boy, Damon Scott; born January 31, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz. to Kyla Nelson.
Organic milk production will be discussed at an informational meeting in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Feb. 16. Among the invited speakers are Mike Banstra of Horizon Organic Foods and Ogema organic farmer Curtis Ballard, who is an organic certified inspector. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Area Farm Business Management program.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of Feb.
A new whole-farm insurance program is now available in Minnesota that protects farm families against low revenues due to natural disasters and market fluctuations. Called Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite), it will be explained at seven Minnesota locations from mid-February through March. Most farm-raised crops, animals and animal products are eligible for protection. This includes many commodities not covered under plans, says Gary Hachfeld, farm business management educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
By LIZABETH STAHL & DEAN MALVICK Fortunately for Minnesota's soybean producers, soybean rust did not rear its ugly head in the state during 2005. Looking back, what happened with soybean rust in the U.S. in 2005 and what should we expect for 2006?
The increase of ethanol production in Minnesota and the Dakotas has led to greater supplies of dry milling distillers products. This boom has brought some opportunities for cattlemen, but opportunities bring on the challenge of ensuring that these distiller's products are fed in a manner consistent with proper nutrition and management practices. Producers interested in utilizing distillers' grains in beef cattle diets must understand and manage fluctuations in nutrient content of distillers' grains, issues of storage and handling, and diet formulation. The energy value of wet and dry dis