DL News Staff
SUNDAY, march 5 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, march 6 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.
Huesman 40th Please come to help us celebrate the happily ever after! There will be a 40th wedding anniversary party honoring Ken and Carol Huesman, Saturday, March 11, 5-9 p.m., at the Cormorant Lakes Sportman's Club, South on County Rd. 11. Questions or Directions: Call Jane 952-445-2988. Ksatt@mchsi .com. No gifts please.
Ekeren-Cole Jeff and Darlene Ekeren and Curt and Denise Brown and Murl & Colleen Cole would like to announce the engagement of their children, Trisha Jo Ekeren and Michael Dean Cole. An April 22 wedding is planned if Fargo at Peace Lutheran Church. The couple will live and work in Fargo.
The biggest change and challenge facing Minnesota grain farmers this spring is price, according to Will Yliniemi, University of Minnesota Extension educator. That's why Becker County producers got some advice Tuesday in Callaway on what measures they can employ during spring planting to minimize fertilizer expenses and still realize optimal yields. The session, hosted by Triangle Agronomy, featured Extension nutrient management specialist Dr.
Avoiding frost in the spring and fall for gardeners and farmers is always a concern and can be a gamble. The Minnesota state climatologist lists median dates when identifying the last frost of spring and the first frost of fall.
The Minneapolis Grain Exchange sold four memberships for a record new price Feb. 21. Each seat on the grain exchange sold for $35,000. The previous record high selling price was set on Sept. 28, 2001, at $34,500. MGEX membership grants the owner trading privileges, voting rights and reduced trading fees.
Kevin Olson, Detroit Lakes, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having three registered Angus cows included in the Association's 2006 Pathfinder Report. Only 2,187 of the more than 34,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year's report, according to John Crouch, executive vice president of the Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri. The Pathfinder Program identifies superior Angus cows based upon recorded performance traits that are economically important to efficient beef production.
U.S. cattle and calves on feedlots was up 7 percent in the Feb. 24 report compared to a year ago. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported there were 12.1 million head in the nation's major feedlots, 9 percent higher than 2004. Feedlot placements during Jan. totaled 2.2 million, up 16 percent from 2005 and 25 percent above 2004. Fed cattle marketing during Jan. totaled 1.81 million head, up 2 percent from each of the last two years.
The U.S. ethanol industry set new production records in 2005, producing 3.904 billion gallons and averaging nearly 255,000 barrels of ethanol production daily, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Production and demand records were set in December. Ethanol production in December rose 5,000 barrels daily from the month before.
Ethanol plants in West Central Minnesota could soon be popping up as steadily as corn stalks in the spring. But will there be enough of those corn plants sprouting to eventually support the coming ethanol boom? There are several potential obstacles on the horizon, according to David Archer, an agriculture economist at the USDA Agriculture Resource Service North Central Soil Conservation Research Laboratory in Morris. The DENCO ethanol plant in Morris is permitted to produce up to 25 million gallons of ethanol per year, and DENCO officials say another plant, DENCO II, could be under const