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|Farm Rescue Reports Record-breaking YearDecember 4
JAMESTOWN, N.D, December 4, 2013 - Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides planting and harvesting assistance free of charge to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury o...(more)
New Webpage Launched for Spill ReportsDecember 4
BISMARCK, N.D. ¡V The North Dakota Department of Health, Environmental Health Section, has created a new spill report webpage located at www.ndhealth.gov/ehs/spills. Beginning Dec. 4, 2013, the public...(more)
Two Charged in Thanksgiving Attack in JamestownDecember 4
JAMESTOWN – Court records show that a Thanksgiving Day altercation led to charges of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault against two men.
Ernest Castillo, 35, Jamesto...(more)
Postponed NDCISA MeetingsDecember 3
Due to inclement weather the North Dakota Crop Improvement & Seed Association has postponed their Southwest District meeting on December 4, 2013 in Dickinson. The meeting has been rescheduled for Dec...(more)
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Second Crop Soybeans May Boost Brazilian Production
Tue, 26 Nov 2013
Brazilian agribusiness consultant Kory Melby was in Mato Grosso a week ago and says the soybean crop is in very good shape. "We hear reports about the helicoverpa catepiller in certain spots, but in Mato Grosso, it is a non-issue," said Melby, "There's been enough rains, they've sprayed and until we get to reproductive stage for the soybean crop, nobody is worried about them." The Minnesota native says the market assumes an eight or nine percent increase in soybean acreage in Mato Grosso, and a six to seven percent increase nationally. What may not be expected is the amount of second-crop soybeans that producers say they’ll plant, due to the very cheap price of corn and the disincentive to plant a second-crop of corn. "The Brazilian producer is ready to plant, maybe, produce a million to a million-and-a-half hectares of second-crop soybeans; if everything goes smoothly, Brazil could probably crank out 92 million tons by April or May next year."
Wed, 27 Nov 2013
Dairyland Seed district sales manager Keith Rekow says farmers are adjusting seed purchases following last season’s difficult spring and harvest. Rekow says farmers are monitoring their expenses. "They know seed booked at this time of the year is ten percent cash which helps keep costs down," said Rekow, "We also see guys looking at, maybe, not the higher end seed corn hybrids, but going with conventional corn or straight Roundup Ready to keep costs down." At this point, Rekow said growers have not backed away from corn.
MMPA Names its Producer of the Year
Wed, 27 Nov 2013
The Minnesota Milk Producers Association has honored Krause Holsteins as its 'Producer of the Year.' Owned and managed by Charles Krause of Buffalo, the farm was recognized for its commitment to the dairy industry and its focus on the environment and cow comfort.
Corn Indemnity Payments Being Made
Mon, 25 Nov 2013
The advantages of revenue insurance products are being seen this fall. According to Ihry Insurance Agency owner and agent Reed Ihry, indemnity payments are being paid due to the decline in the corn market. "We ended up dropping corn from a $5.65 spring price to a $4.39 fall price which ended up being a 22.3 percent loss," said Ihry, "Our clients that buy the 80 percent policy can buy raise their APH and still have a loss from the revenue product." As an example, those with a 130 bushel per acre APH with 80 percent coverage have a 104 bushel guarantee. With a $4.39 harvest price, the indemnity loss payment is $17 per acre. Ihry says the revenue protection products offer many advantages to the grower.
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