DL News Staff
Wolfe-Larson Markay Wolfe and Todd Larson would like to announce their engagement. Parents are Joe and Becky Grones, Detroit Lakes and Terry and Betty Larson, Frazee. Markay attends Minnesota State University Moorhead and plans to student teach this fall. Todd graduated from NCTC and is employed by Action Fabricating Inc. in Detroit Lakes. A May 27 wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee.
Knutson 90th All friends and family are welcome to a 90th birthday party open house for Carl J. Knutson on Saturday, May 6, 2-5 p.m. at the Speak Easy in Detroit Lakes. No gifts please, but cards are welcome.
Goranson 90th An open house honoring Alf Goranson on his 90th Birthday will be held, Saturday, May 6, 1-4 p.m. in the Eagles Club Basement, Detroit Lakes.
Bentley 80th There will be an open house honoring Ilo Bentley's 80th Birthday on Saturday, May 6 from 1-3:30 p.m. at Hawley Senior Living in Hawley. No gifts please.
During the 2005 growing season, Fusarium head blight caused huge losses in small grains across the Upper Midwest region. In particular, Minnesota wheat producers sustained an estimated $86 million in losses because of the disease.
The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council is applauding the results of a 16-month scientific study of air quality that showed a cat's litter box, smoking and everyday household cleaning products have a more profound effect on air quality in the home than nearby hog confinements.
Do you recognize spotted knapweed? It is all around us and is spreading. This plant is in roadsides and non-cropland across East Polk and Clearwater counties and is spread mostly by human activities. Why should you care? Because spotted knapweed is like a skunk in an outhouse ... once it is there nobody else stays.
Future ethanol production increases will raise corn prices worldwide, according to Won Koo, a professor of agricultural economics at North Dakota State University and director of the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies. "The Energy Security Act of 2005 mandates that ethanol consumption increase to 7 billion gallons by 2012," Koo says.
U.S. cattle and calves on feed in the major U.S. feedlots was up 11.8 million head April 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The inventory was 9 percent above a year ago, and 10 percent above April 1, 2004. Feedlot placements during March totaled 1.84 million head, up 5 percent from 2005. Fed cattle marketing during March totaled 1.96 million head, down slightly from the past two years.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of April 21-27. Minneapolis spring wheat, May contract; Friday $4.18 3/4; Monday $4.14 3/4; Tuesday $4.19 3/4; Wednesday $4.17; Thursday $4.07. Chicago corn, May contract; Friday $2.36 1/2; Monday $2.32 3/4; Tuesday $2.31; Wednesday $2.31 1/2; Thursday $2.31 1/4. Chicago soybeans, May contract; Friday $5.69 3/4; Monday $5.74 1/4; Tuesday $5.79 1/2; Wednesday $5.75 3/4; Thursday $5.75 1/4. n Chicago live cattle, June contract; Friday $74.47; Monday $73.22; Tue