North Dakota farm groups backing crop insurance, research

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota farm groups say crop insurance, research and export promotion should be among the top priorities for federal spending in the next farm bill. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is hosting a meeting Friday to talk about what federal programs are most important to North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers. Goehring says the…


Dairy Focus: Harvest corn at right moisture content

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While the corn silage harvest may be a ways off in North Dakota, it is getting under way in the eastern portion of the U.S. While the corn silage harvest may be a ways off in North Dakota, it is getting under way in the eastern portion of the U.S. Therefore, this is not too…


ND small grain crops developing quickly

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Fargo, N.D. (AP) Recent hot weather in North Dakota is helping small grain crops develop quickly after a late spring planting season, and many farmers are beginning to prepare for harvest. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that soil moisture and stockwater supplies statewide remain mostly in the adequate and…


Dip in land and shares puts cloud over farm sector

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Farmland prices have slipped for a third successive month in the US, and share prices in agricultural groups markedly underperformed the market, raising a question mark over the sector’s standing with investors. Farm values, while continuing this month a rise in prices stretching back to the start of 2010, rose more slowly than in June,…


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