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Inside Ag

Mixed results

With harvest still under way, area crop producers are seeing mixed results as a statewide drought treated some fields less severely than others. No particular commodity performed better. There were mixed results across the board. “It was where you were located and whether or not you ...

Ethanol plant prepares for projected drought impact

UNDERWOOD -- Anticipating lower yields in its drought-impacted region, an area ethanol manufacturer is looking farther out for its corn supplies. Blue Flint at Underwood is making adjustments, although it comes at a cost. “We’ve pushed our bid up to levels this year that are probably ...

NRCS helps family conserve with irrigation system

WASHBURN - A “godsend” is how Clay Price describes an irrigation project that the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service of North Dakota recently helped his family complete. Price and his brother, Lewis, converted more than 700 acres of flood irrigation to pivot sprinkler irrigation ...

In a challenging year, conservative methods are key for fall tillage

Some growing seasons challenge farmers more than others. Pierce County Extension agent Brenden Klebe calls the tough 2021 season “a learning year.” “They call this year a learning year, but things have been so drastic, it’s hard to still call it a learning year,” Klebe said from ...