DL News Staff
Producers are invited to participate in upcoming University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Staging & Management Clinics to be held at various locations in June in Northwest Minnesota. University of Minnesota crop specialists and Extension educators will be on hand, to answer 2006 growing season concerns, questions and to exchange information. The clinics will be hands-on; with producers encouraged to bring in wheat and barley samples for evaluation of crop stage and participate in a discussion of management decisions related to stage of growth. Recognizing the proper crop stage is im
Otter Tail Ag Enterprises, LLC, which is proposing a 55-million gallon ethanol facility near Fergus Falls, recently signed Letters of Intent with three risk management providers. OTAE President Jerry Larson indicated that risk management services are an integral part of the business plan of the OTAE ethanol facility and is part of keeping the company competitive in the renewable fuels business. The company has inked Letters of Intent with the following providers: Renewable Products Marketing Group will market the company's estimated 55 million gallons of ethanol. RPMG was formed in 1
Corn and feeder cattle markets have been volatile in the last several months as market fundamentals for both have been changing. Fall 2006 feeder calf prices will be impacted by changing corn prices because after the cost of the calf, feed prices are the second greatest input cost in cattle feeding. A rule of thumb for cow-calf producers to watch this summer is that a 10-cent-per-bushel change in corn prices can cause a $1-per-hundredweight change in the opposite direction in fall feeder calf prices. This assumes other fundamental factors will hold constant, which likely won't happen.
Fergus Falls-based West Central Initiative recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of serving west central Minnesota.
A felony arrest warrant was filed against a Park Rapids man in Becker County District court Wednesday. Andrew Aukes, 19, of 411 North Park, is accused of one count of wildfire arson-intentionally set. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. According to the court complaint, the Minnesota DNR was investigating arson fires in the Pine Point area in mid-April. On April 15, a DNR pilot observed a vehicle near a string of small fires east of Big Rush Lake and followed it to a Pine Point residence.
The following information was taken from reports at the Becker County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Lakes Police Department. Tuesday, May 23 at 1:05 a.m., a rural Ogema house break-in was reported. at 1:02 p.m., a two-vehicle accident in Walworth Township was reported, with injuries. at 1:05 p.m., a Cotton Lake cabin break-in was reported. at 7:07 p.m., three men were reported in the Alternative Learning Center who weren't supposed to be there. at 8:59 p.m., the Audubon compost pile was reported on fire again. Wednesday, May 24 at 2:32 a.m., two men were report
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture have released a fact sheet outlining the progress agriculture has made and continues to make to improve habitat and conservation on private farmland.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of May 19-25. Minneapolis spring wheat, July contract; Friday $4.69; Monday $4.80 3/4; Tuesday $4.78; Wednesday $4.69 1/4; Thursday $4.63 1/4. Chicago corn, July contract; Friday $2.60 1/4; Monday $2.52 3/4; Tuesday $2.53; Wednesday $2.49 1/2; Thursday $2.53 1/4. Chicago soybeans, July contract; Friday $5.98; Monday $5.87; Tuesday $5.86 3/4; Wednesday $5.82 1/2; Thursday $5.84 1/4. Chicago live cattle, June contract; Friday $77.79; Monday $77.22; Tuesday $7
The application deadline for the 2006 Minnesota moose hunt is Friday, June 16. A total of 279 permits are available in 30 zones in the northeastern part of the state. There is no hunting season in northwestern Minnesota. The season dates are Sept. 30 through Oct. 15, 2006. Moose hunters must apply in parties from two to four individuals. An application fee of $3 per individual must be included with the application. Only Minnesota residents, at least 16 years of age, are eligible for the moose hunt.
Minnesota state parks will hold their annual free open house on Sunday, June 4. Although no vehicle permit is necessary during open house, fees will be charged for tours of Mystery Cave at Forestville, Soudan Underground Mine and Hill Annex Mine, and the usual camping, lodging and watercraft fees apply. Here's a list of regional state parks offering special programs that day. Big Bog, Waskish Celebrate the grand opening of this newest state recreation area at 1-7 p.m.