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April-June 2011 milk production is up

North Dakota Milk production for the April – June 2011 quarter totaled 88.0 million pounds, down 11 percent from 99 million pounds during the same period a year earlier, according to the USDA, National...

Livestock feed remains number one use of U.S. corn

According to reports released by the USDA this month and data supplied by PRX, domestic and international livestock continues to be the No. 1 use for U.S. corn, totaling approximately 7.7 billion bushels per...

Noem forms bipartisan Missouri Flood Working Group

Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) announced the formation of a bipartisan Missouri River flood working group yesterday.  Rep. Noem, along with 15 of her House colleagues, will use the new group to hold meetings and...

Noem seeks to cut through Pine Beetle bureaucracy

Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service Chief and the Chairwoman of the Council on Environmental Quality renewing a request for them to use their authority to allow for...

Heat Poses Possible Threat to Reproductive Corn

Crop watchers think the extreme heat and dryness this week across much of the nation’s midsection could trim corn yield prospects as the crop enters reproduction…  USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey is among those that believe...

Bringing grower concerns to Capitol Hill

While farmers across the United States join the National Corn Growers Association for a variety of reasons, most members value the representation the organization provides in Washington. Legislation and regulation that supports agriculture is...

North & South Dakota Crop Reports

North Dakota Crop conditions continue to be rated mostly in the good to excellent range, despite the late start due to adverse weather conditions during planting. As of July 17, barley was 97 percent jointed,...

USDA reassures farmers and ranchers in states affected by extreme weather

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers in states across the country that USDA offers a variety of resources for those affected by recent extreme weather, including floods, drought, fires and...

Glenn is top spring wheat variety in North Dakota

Glenn is the leading spring wheat variety in North Dakota for the fifth consecutive year with nearly 1.15 million acres planted statewide. It accounts for 18.1 percent of the 6.35 million acres of spring...

ND Wheat Commission elects officers and finalizes budget for 2011-12

The North Dakota Wheat Commission met July 12 in Mandan to elect officers and finalize the budget for fiscal year 2011-12. Fran Leiphon, Crary, was elected chairman and David Clough, Fessenden, was elected vice...

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