DL News Staff
Natural Innovations is proud to bring David Winkelman back to present for our upcoming speaker forum, "Renewable Energy and Green Technology," on Thursday, March 30, at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes. Room C101. The event, which takes place from 4:30-6 p.m. in Room C-101, is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. As fuel prices tug at our purse strings and the impacts of climate change pull at our conscious, people are looking to alternative, or what many are starting to call, 'preferred' energy. But, how does it all work?
Residents of the lakes area are invited to join in the fun as Jess-Omundson VFW Post 1676 "Yells the Secret" between now and March 25, by purchasing the Joy of Sharing Cookbook. All proceeds will benefit the VFW National Home for Children, an 81-year-old community home caring for children and families of veterans. The cookbook is available at the Post building at 500 Washington Avenue in Detroit Lakes. The cookbook contains 199 recipes from VFW post/auxiliary members. Cost is $8.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of March 10-16. Minneapolis spring wheat, May contract; Friday $4.34 3/4; Monday $4.21 3/4; Tuesday $4.14 1/4; Wednesday $4.11 1/2; Thursday $4.02 1/2. Chicago corn, May contract; Friday $2.34 1/2; Monday $2.28 3/4; Tuesday $2.31 3/4; Wednesday $2.29 1/4; Thursday $2.24 1/2. Chicago soybeans, May contract; Friday $5.89 1/4; Monday $5.84 1/2; Tuesday $5.87 3/4; Wednesday $5.84 1/4; Thursday $5.76 1/4. Chicago live cattle, April contract; Friday $83.45; Monda
This is a time of the year farmers gather their records for their Business Analysis. If they accurately complete their Business Analysis of the previous year, several things happen. They not only have an idea of detailed information of the strengths and weaknesses of the business, they have most of the information required for their tax preparer's and their lender's needs. When one comes as completely prepared as possible to the tax preparer's office, the preparer can do a better job of tax planning for you, not only income tax reporting.
The Becker County Dairy Herd Improvement Association presented its annual awards to members on test during its banquet in Detroit Lakes March 14. The High Increase Dollar Value herds for a one-year period were Thomas and Rita Wolbeck, Waubun, and Tim Aho Dairy, Frazee. The High Dollar Value Herd awards for 2005 went to: Leo and Lynn Gartner, Park Rapids; Schlauderaff Enterprises, Detroit Lakes; Aho Brothers & Company, Frazee; Foltz Dairy Farm, Callaway; Jasken Brothers, Ogema; Tim Aho Dairy; and Ron Kemper, Waubun. The High Dollar Value Cows awards for top cows went to Aho Brothers & Com
U.S. Sens. Mark Dayton and Norm Coleman, both of Minnesota, joined several of their colleagues March 8 in asking the Senate Budget Committee oppose President Bush's budget proposals to reduce support for dairy farmers when they consider the budget. The committee will use the budget as a blueprint for a bill which they will draft and present to the Senate in the coming weeks. "Last year, the President pushed through a 25 percent reduction in MILC payments," said Dayton. "This year, he's calling for another 5 percent cut and a new fee of 3 cents per hundredweight on all milk production.
Frost seeding is a simple system of introducing a legume into an existing pasture to improve the forage quality. The concept is simple; you merely broadcast the seed on the ground while it's still frozen in the spring. In Wisconsin, farmers report that frost seeding works 60 to 70 percent of the time. Although that may not seem overly impressive, it may be worth the risk because it's simple and inexpensive. While frost seeding is less expensive than using traditional planters, it is also riskier than seeding with a drill because there is less seed-soil contact.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota soybean growers recently approved a proposal to reactivate a state check-off in the event their national check-off program is discontinued. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture conducted the referendum for the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council the week of Feb. 13. Voting occurred at seven locations throughout Minnesota.