DL News Staff
There was welcome news for the U.S. dairy industry last week. The American Beverage Association is now recommending voluntary changes in the sales of soft drinks at public schools, especially at the elementary and middle school levels. Thursday, Carolyn Hudson, a registered dietitian for the Midwest Dairy Council, applauded the announcement.
For many years, soil fertility and fertilizer use trials have been conducted at many locations throughout Minnesota. Cooperation of many crop producers in letting us use small parts of their fields has been a key to successful completion of these studies. The situation has not changed for 2006. Several trials are planned and locations are needed. Some specifics for the various trials are described below. n Coating Corn Seed With Zinc: One location where the soil test for zinc is less than 0.7 ppm. Cooperating farmer will not be planting the test plots.
There is a lot of interest in planting soybeans early, but how early and not take on a lot of risk is the big question. "One of the biggest advantages of early planting is that it provides a longer planting window for attaining maximum yields," said Duane Berglund, North Dakota State University Extension Service agronomist. "University agronomists in other states have reported that the newer soybean varieties are more tolerant of adverse, early-season conditions than older varieties.
The U.S. Senate approved a $109 billion supplemental appropriations bill Thursday that includes $4 billion in ag disaster relief for 2005 problems. U.S.
Safety or freedom: Which is more valuable to society? Four finalists have been chosen to debate this question for the Great American Think-Off on Saturday, June 10.
Movie Review By Kevin Carr Mission: Impossible III (PG-13) **** (out of 5) Starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell Keri Russell as Lindsey Philip Seymour Hoffman as Owen Davian Laurence Fishburne as Brassell Billy Crudup as John Musgrave Michelle Monaghan as Julia Maggie Q as Zhen Studio: Paramount Directed by: J.J. Abrams By KEVIN CARR I've never been a huge fan of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. The first one was overdone in only the way that Brian DePalma could have done it.
Mahnomen County and the state of Minnesota are fighting an effort by the White Earth Band of Chippewa to remove the Shooting Star Casino from tax rolls. The move has strained relations between the tribe and the county, which stands to lose $450,000 a year in revenue if the casino's federal trust status wins final OK. The U.S.
The Senate passed 66-0 Thursday a bill to reduce mercury emitted in the state by 90 percent. The House earlier gave the bill unanimous support and Gov. Tim Pawlenty is expected to sign it. Legislative passage came after a deal was brokered between the Republican governor, lawmakers, environmentalists, business officials and the power industry. The bill only deals with coal-fueled power plants in Minnesota, not mercury that comes to the state from elsewhere.
Minnesota's manufactured exports climbed to a record high of $13.8 billion in 2005, growing by 17.6 percent - or just more than $2 billion - over the previous year. The state's performance well outpaced U.S. export growth of 10.7 percent for the year. Minnesota ranked as the nation's 18th largest exporter of manufactured goods, up two positions from last year. Manufactured goods made up 62 percent of Minnesota's estimated $22.4 billion in total exports for the year.