Unbelievable! Are Mail-Order “Pollinator Plot” Seeds A Weed Source?

Weed resistance to chemical herbicides is big topic getting bigger  among farmers this year in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Officials are urging people buying seed mixttures  for pollinator or wildlife habitat to know the source, and whether it can can carry “pernicious and devastating” weeds including Palmer amaranth.” “It is apparent that glyphosate-resistant waterhemp and…
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See A Self-Propelled Mixer-Wagon At Big Iron

    Mike Haugen of Haugen Sales with stores in North Dakota at Wyndmere and Mandan, tells me he’s anxious to be bringing a new kind of machine to his exhibit at Big Iron this year. The SPSL30T is a self-propelled mixer-wagon made by the Supreme International with headquarters at Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. It’s big…
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Despite GMO Criticisms, One Group Suggests 9.8 Percent Compounded Annual Growth In GMO Seeds Through 2020

Ever wonder whether the global concerns about genetically-modified organisms will translate into a dampening of the demand? Lots of people do. Here’s a description of a report available from ASD Reports, which offers their best description of the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the GMO seed business between now and 2020. I am always…
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Berg’s Goodbye To American Crystal Sugar Is Sweetened With Philosophy

David Berg and his family on Friday said their goodbyes to a few hundred of the friends they’ve made during his time at American Crystal Sugar Co., in Moorhead, Minn. Berg, 62, the outgoing chief executive, received accolades and  mementos of his nine years as the top manager for the cooperative. Among the gifts was…
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Corporate Straw Boss Says Dance With Mother Nature Not Easy

Tom Borgen, general manager for PacificAg LLC in the upper Midwest, says his program for processing and marketing wheat straw in the region has been going well although Mother Nature has been stepping on their toes on the dance floor. “High humidity and a shot of rain every week doesn’t help our cause,” says Borgen,…
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