DL News Staff
NOLL -- a boy, Kaden Patrick; born May 2, 2006, weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. to Gina and Patrick Noll.
LINEBAUGH -- a boy, Christian Shay; born May 3, 2006, weighing 6 lbs. 9 oz. to Elizabeth and Ryan Linebaugh.
With construction wrapping up on its new building, Marine Innovations is making plans to move its production line and spread out a bit. Currently located within the Quantum Manufacturing building, Mike and Lori Botzet own the Frazee-based incline tram company, soon to move to new digs of its own, just across the way. "We are bursting at the seams," remarked Lori Botzet.
In a May 1 letter to USDA Secretary Mike Johanns, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and other congressional members questioned a proposal to make changes to the Farm Service Agency guaranteed farm loan program. "Farmers have enough obstacles to address in all their USDA paperwork," Peterson said.
A group of 18 national associations representing U.S.
The high price of nitrogen fertilizer this spring has many wishing that wheat and corn were more like soybeans and provide its own nitrogen needs. This leads to the question whether there is such a thing as a seed inoculant for wheat and corn, analogous to the seed inoculants used with soybeans and other legumes. The short answer to the question is "yes and no," or in other words, "it depends." Sofie Dobbelaere, Jos Vanderleyden of the Catholic University Leuven and a pioneer in this field of research, Yaacov Okon, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem published an excellent review in 20
As a child, I'd partially fill a cup of sugar and head outside to the rhubarb patch in our garden. I'd pull up a stalk of rhubarb, break off the leaves, seat myself at the picnic table and dip my tangy treat into the sugar. I knew it wasn't safe to eat the leaves. I may have rinsed the fresh rhubarb with our garden hose, but maybe not. I didn't teach about food safety back then. The tangy flavor of rhubarb dipped in sugar was the flavor of spring for me. Rhubarb, also known as "pieplant," is known for its tartness.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of May 5-11. Minneapolis spring wheat, July contract; Friday $4.33 1/2; Monday $4.37 1/2; Tuesday $4.43 1/2; Wednesday $4.43 1/2; Thursday $4.50 1/2. Chicago corn, July contract; Friday $2.40 1/2; Monday $2.37; Tuesday $2.38; Wednesday $2.40; Thursday $2.47. Chicago soybeans, July contract; Friday $6.06 1/2; Monday $5.99 1/2; Tuesday $6.04 1/2; Wednesday $6.06; Thursday $6.13. Chicago live cattle, June contract; Friday $73.85; Monday $75.40; Tuesday $74.87;
The Minneapolis Grain Exchange Board of Directors approved an additional electronic trading session for its hard red spring wheat contracts. The new session will begin Aug. 1, and will run side-by-side with open outcry trading hours. Electronic trading will be available between 6:32 p.m. and 6 a.m., and between 9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
The 20th annual Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering will be held at Medora, N.D., May 27-28, featuring over 40 performers. The headliner entertainment will be Patty Clayton, the Western Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year, and Juni Fisher, the 2005 Academy of Western Artists' Female Vocalist of the Year. Other entertainment includes Bill Lowman of Sentinel Butte, N.D., and the Larsen Brothers of Taylor, N.D. There will also be a quilt trunk show on Saturday morning, May 27, by storyteller/poet Yvonne Hollenbeck of Clearfield, S.D., who will relate stories behind five generations o