How MN Ag Spray Drift Violations Are Handled

  In a world with more detailed requirements on spray nozzles and ag spray buffers, state regulation and oversight shouldn’t change much. Dan Dvorak, an ag chemical investigator for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, was one of the speakers at the Minnesota AgExpo in Mankato on Jan. 25, 2017. Dvorak said 13 investigators cover 12…
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More On Iowa’s Annette Sweeney’s Hopes For USDA Post

An Iowa Ag Radio group quoted my story  involving the possibilities of Annette Sweeney,  a former Iowa legislator, as a possible U.S. Secretary of Agriculture possibility. Her fellow Republicans on the Donald Trump Agricultural Advisory Committee, had told Agweek they’d prefer a Trump supporter like Sweeney to a Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota.…
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Ag Advisory “Resource Group” Talking Points Likely To Indicate Action In Trump Administration

North Dakota state Rep. Mike Brandenburg, Edgeley, N.D., has been on an agricultural advisory committee he’s on for the new Trump/Pence administration. The advisory committee was particularly active in pushing the Trump agenda in states like Iowa and Michigan, and not so much in states like North Dakota where a presidential election victory was more…
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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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