May 6, 2015

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Apply Now to See for Yourself – Soybeans!

The North Dakota Soybean Council has extended the application window for the 3rd annual “See For Yourself” program for 2015 taking place July 15-17, to Portland, Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.   Farmers can learn more about the journey North Dakota soybeans take to the end customer.  We visited with the Council’s Director of Marketing – Stephanie Sinner. […]


Corn, Soybean Plantings Both Ahead Of Average

A warm, dry week was the theme of USDA’s weekly Crop Progress reports Monday afternoon.  The trade talk prior to the release had built up the idea that farmers were moving rapidly and the idea panned out in the numbers.   All major Midwest crops are now well ahead of schedule, just in time for an […]

Drought Monitor

Drought Conditions Worsen In South Dakota, Areas of Minnesota

As of the end of April – the U.S. Drought Monitor shows 37.4-percent of the contiguous U.S. in drought – according to U.S. Department of Agriculture Meteorologist Brad Rippey. Drought conditions in the Southeast have been eliminated – due to recent heavy rains – and conditions in the Southern Plains have improved.Drier than normal conditions […]

West Texas Explosion

Plant Explosion Prompts Changes

Lawmakers in Texas have passed the first measure to regulate the storage of chemicals since a fertilizer plant exploded in the town of West more than two years ago, killing 15 people and wiping out a wide area around the plant. The Texas House has given preliminary approval to strengthening rules for storing ammonium nitrate, […]


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