DL News Staff
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of March 24-30. Minneapolis spring wheat, May contract; Friday $3.92 3/4; Monday $3.90 1/2; Tuesday $3.93; Wednesday $3.95 3/4; Thursday $3.98 1/4. Chicago corn, May contract; Friday $2.18 3/4; Monday $2.21 3/4; Tuesday $2.22 1/4; Wednesday $2.24 1/4; Thursday $2.27 3/4. Chicago soybeans, May contract; Friday $5.73 3/4; Monday $5.79 1/2; Tuesday $5.81 1/2; Wednesday $5.82 1/2; Thursday $5.87 3/4. Chicago live cattle, April contract; Friday $82.47; Monday $8
The yearling bull deserves some special attention as he begins his breeding career in order to assure that he will settle as many females as promptly as possible during his first working summer. You probably should not immediately turn him out with the cows. The ideal condition for the young bull at the start of the breeding season is thrifty but not fat, hard and trim but not thin. Bulls that are physically fit when they are turned out will breed more cows because they will retain a higher level of libido longer.
The future of wheat is on the minds of two key Minnesota organizations and their members. A "Wheat Summit" is being hosted in Moorhead on Wednesday, April 5 by the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers and Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council. The all-day program will address the current status of spring and winter wheat, and future possibilities. In addition, both organizations are advocating greater research on the biotechnology side by seed companies, land grant universities and other interest groups. Summit topics include high yielding spring wheat, wheat as an ethanol f
WASINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has completed a summary of the public comments submitted verbally and in writing during USDA's Farm Bill Forum listening tour. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said the summaries will serve as a basis for USDA policy review and analysis in preparation for the 2007 farm bill. "I'm very grateful to all those who shared their opinions.
Area farmers participating in the Farm Business Management Program received the summary reports of how well (or poorly) they did in 2005. The reports were part of the annual meeting held in Detroit Lakes Thursday by instructors Mark Berg and Paul Ramsey. The long-time program is overseen by Northland College of Thief River Falls. Berg told the audience that he thinks 2006 will be an "exciting year" for producers in all commodities, although cattle prices may be entering a "holding pattern." A detailed analysis of income and expenses will be sent shortly to area enrolled farmers.
Two Northwest Minnesota companies formally announced formation of a limited liability company late last month. Triangle Agronomy Services of Lake Park and West Central Ag Services of Ulen have combined their enterprises. The new arrangement officially began operations under the new name Triangle Ag, LLC, April 1. The 50/50 venture was approved by the respective boards of directors the week of March 13. West Central Ag board chair Duane Brendemuhl, Moorhead, said producer board members of both organizations have long recognized the value each brings to their customers. "Through this v
DEAR ABBY: I have an enormous problem and need a woman's input, and that's you. I realized recently that I have abused my wife, "Doreen," for years. I never hit her and I never cheated, but I had many frustrations inside and I took them out on her verbally. I never realized what I was doing to her emotionally. A few months ago, it happened again - I yelled at her. After a weekend of crying, Doreen came to the conclusion that she didn't need the aggravation anymore. Our marriage is in deep trouble. Abby, Doreen is my life. I worship her, I really do. I love her and I'm IN love with her.
SUNDAY, APRIL 2 8:00 am-12:30 pm- Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus Pancake & French Toast Breakfast, Parish Ctr. 2:00 pm- Callaway Community Council, Callaway City Hall. 7-8:00 pm- ALATEEN Group, Holy Rosary Church basement. 8:00 pm- AA, corner of Summit & Holmes, 844-9970. MONDAY, APRIL 3 8:30 am-7 pm- Adult Basic Education & GED tutoring, 204 E. Willow (Lincoln Ed. Ctr.). 847-4418 10:00 am- Overeaters Anonymous, Lake Park Lutheran Church. 5:00 pm- MN 30 TOPS Chapter Detroit Lakes, Trinity Lutheran Church, upstairs choir room. 6:00 pm- Overeaters Anonymous, St.
The dying tree on the edge of your yard may be worth much more than just kindling for your fireplace. A dead tree, or snag, can serve as both a home and a cafeteria for many neighborhood and migrating birds. The tree's bark will become a bit looser and attract many insects, which lay eggs in the bark's inner and outer surfaces. As the insect eggs hatch, many species of birds, including colorful warblers, nuthatches, creepers, woodpeckers and chickadees will explore the bark to feast on bugs, larvae and eggs.
Stassen-Highman Melissa Stassen and Mitch Highman announce their engagement. Parents are Dan and Renae Stassen, Marshall, and Lance and Tammy Highman, Osage. Melissa graduated from Concordia College and is employed by YWCA, a Child's World, Fargo. Mitch graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead and is employed by SEI Microsoft, Fargo. An April 7th wedding is planned at Playa del Carmen, Mexico.