DL News Staff
The death of a child from extreme lead poisoning has prompted federal and state health officials to issue new warnings about the dangers of children's jewelry and toys that contain lead. In a special edition of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports on the case of a preschool-age Minnesota child who died from lead-induced brain swelling after swallowing a piece of metallic jewelry containing high levels of lead.
Frankberg - Teagle Patty Frankberg and Luke Teagle would like to announce their engagement. Patty is the daughter of George and Margie Frankberg of Detroit Lakes. Luke is the son of Rick and Virginia Teagle of Minot, ND and Sena and Bruce Knudsen of Lincoln, Arkansas. Patty and Luke are both graduates of the University of North Dakota. Patty is the Executive Assistant for Runnels Family Holdings, LLC in Destin, Florida. Luke is a firefighter on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. A May 27, 2006 wedding is planned at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes.
Cannon-Miller Casey Cannon and Matt Miller, Daytona Beach, Fla., announce their engagement. Parents are Keith Cannon and Shari Cannon of Detroit Lakes, and Rick and Colene Miller of Grimes, Iowa. Casey graduated from Daytona Beach Community College and works as a firefighter/ paramedic with Flagler County Fire Rescue. Matt graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, with a degree in Aeronautical Science and as a commercial pilot. Matt will be attending the U.S. Army flight school in May. The couple has an April 8 wedding planned.
Michaelson 80th An open house will be held to celebrate Marion Michaelson's 80th birthday. Please join us on Saturday, April 8 between 2-5 p.m. at the Lake Park Lutheran Church.
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