What’s A Beet Pile Worth?

Yesterday I was pondering about what a sugar beet pile is worth. I suppose it makes a difference if you’re buying one or selling one. But that’s a story for a different day. I noticed the Trane heating and cooling people, on their web site, are trumpeting results from a solution they’ve provided for American Crystal…
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Congratulations To Big Mike And His Big Mic!

I’ve received word that Mike Hergert of the Red River Farm Network in Grand Forks has just won the Farm Broadcaster of the Year award from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, at its annual meetinng in Kansas City. Congratulations, Mike. (I believe his colleague, Don Wick, won the same award in 2004, yes? That’s…
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Chokecherry — It’s Hot At The Showcase

Chokecherry — North Dakota’s new "state fruit" as of the 2007 legislature — was a hit at the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase in Fargo, N.D. Sharon Schwahn of American Honey Co. in Hettinger, N.D., offered several  chokecherry-flavored honey items. Schwahn is in the specialty product business as a side enterprise for a 2,000-hive apiary…
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Where Small And Rural Wins!

Congratulations to little Kulm (N.D.) High School. The school on Nov. 13,  2007, was awarded one of 220 National Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education, in a presentation in Washington, D.C. (There are about 130,000 schools in the U.S.) This is an example of the small, rural school in a truly agriculture-based…
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Specious, Fescious Arguments

I see a so-called "intelligenceReport" note in the Parade Magazine this week, titled "What’s Pulluting our Rivers?" It shows a picture with some dairy cows in a body of water of some kind, with the caption "Some lawmakers don’t mind your drinking this." It discusses a bill going throuugh the Senate "asking that animal waste…
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