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Inside Ag

Analysts expect record U.S. soy crop

While the market expected a decrease in planted acres across the United States due to a wet planting season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture surprised the market, slashing soybean acres by 2.7 million acres. Regardless, farmers are still pegged to produce a record U.S. Soy crop, weather ...

Area youth compete at ND Junior Beef Expo in Minot

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association (NDSA) hosted 60 youth exhibitors and their families at the 27th annual North Dakota Junior Beef Expo (NDJBE) June 24-25 at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot. “The Junior Beef Expo was started to get more youth interested and involved in ...

ND Soybean Growers elect officers

FARGO -- The North Dakota Soybean Growers Association (NDSGA) held officer elections during a recent Board of Directors meeting. NDSGA officers re-elected included President Kasey Bitz of LaMoure, Vice President Ryan Pederson of Rolette, Secretary Greg Gussiaas of Carrington and Treasurer ...

ND Corn Growers to celebrate 35 years

The North Dakota Corn Growers Association (NDCGA) announced that it will celebrate 35 years of service to its farmer members in August. Growers are invited to a celebration on Aug. 8 in Mapleton. NDCGA was incorporated on April 13, 1987, in Fargo with directors Henning Anderson, Robert ...

Smorgasbord of weeds

This year’s wet spring is expected to create new weed-fighting challenges for area agriculture producers as they come off a drought. “I think we will see a smorgasbord of weeds this year with all this moisture,” said Brian Jenks, weed scientist with the North Dakota State ...

Spring wheat prices – three main drivers

The past year has brought substantial upward momentum to spring wheat prices. A year ago, at planting time, spring wheat futures were trading at around $7, this year futures are around $11.50 or higher. Unfortunately, significantly higher input costs have taken away some of the profitability ...