DL News Staff
Mike Bandstra came to Detroit Lakes Thursday to explain his company's program and recruit producers. Bandstra is the producer relations manager for Horizon Organic Foods, a nationwide enterprise marketing over 130 refrigerated, organic dairy products. The company recorded $239 million sales in 2004, and last year had its products --juice, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese and milk -- in 68 percent of the nation's grocery stores with products. For dairy farmers, the attraction of selling to Horizon Organic Foods is price: $21 per hundredweight, although that can vary depending on consume
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Help us help you. Make sure each item submitted for Happenings is legibly written or typed and includes a date, time and place, as well as a contact person's name and telephone number. Submissions, questions and corrections (labeled "Happenings") may be e-mailed to Pippi Mayfield at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Sunday, Feb. 19 Rising Sun dancers The Rising Sun Dancers host a square dance from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Waubun Community Center. Jim Kooyer will call tips and rounds by Donna Stone. After the dance, there will be a bus to Shooting Star Casino for dinner.
Dr. George Rehm will be the guest speaker at two upcoming fertilizer workshops scheduled for northern Minnesota Feb. 28. The workshops are 9-11:30 a.m. in Park Rapids at the new Hubbard County Law Enforcement Center (next to the Hubbard County Courthouse), and 1:30-4 p.m. in Callaway, at the Callaway Community Center.
DEAR ABBY: I am married to a man who cheated on me for 30 years. First there was a long-distance romance with my high school girlfriend that lasted 28 years. Then he had another affair with a woman from church. It went on for eight years that I know of. He always accused me of being "evil" because I expressed concern about his fidelity. Of course, when I found solid evidence of his affairs, it was, "It's over," and "It'll never happen again," etc. But the affairs continued, and I didn't leave. I don't know why.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. House Agriculture Committee asked Thursday not to address ag budget matters until the current farm program expires. Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member Rep.
Laboratory tests continue to determine the source of the bovine tuberculosis that has infected five beef cattle herds in northwestern Minnesota. Meanwhile, herds within 10 miles of the infected herds are being tested for bovine TB by veterinarians. Those costs are being paid for by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Detroit Lakes veterinarian Dr.
The University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University are offering a horse owner education program in Fergus Falls on Saturday, March 18. The program will be held at the Red Horse Ranch Arena, 22671 County Highway 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The program offers topics and speakers identified specifically for horse owners in western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota by a committee of local horse experts and enthusiasts.
Many compost dairy barns are being built in Minnesota, but there are still many questions about these barns. Therefore, we at the University of Minnesota decided that the first step to learning more about how compost barns were functioning was by interviewing producers using the system. During this process we also collected bedding and milk samples, observed and evaluated cow behavior, summarized cow records, and scored cows for locomotion, body condition, hygiene and hock lesions. Results so far have shown that compost barns can be a very good alternative for housing dairy cows.
We just experienced a pretty tough year in Northwest Minnesota. As I meet with some of the farmers enrolled in my program to complete reports, I'm somewhat distraught about the fact that they wrote out a rent check on a flat fee Sugar Beet Joint Venture that produced no crop. Let's put a little math to why I question whether or not they're beneficial to your operation. Since many acres were torn up this year, revenue revolved around straight multi-peril crop insurance.
The following are daily future price settlements on near-contracts for grain, livestock and dairy commodities for the week of Feb.