Farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability, according to the Kansas City Fed’s quarterly Agricultural Credit Survey. While demand for farmland […]
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The Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. USDA may award up to 30 special consideration points for Distance Learning […]
Tom Sleight, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Grains Council since 2012, will retire this summer following the appointment of his successor. The Council board of directors made the announcement this week during […]
Senate Agriculture Committee leaders this week reintroduced the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act. The legislation would establish a framework for EPA when registering pesticides. The Senators, Including Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow, say the legislation […]
A new study finds that high school students in rural parts of the U.S. face significant challenges accessing technology that may adversely affect their learning. Specifically, the report “Rural Students: Technology, Coursework and Extracurricular Activities,” […]
China’s President will meet with U.S. trade leaders Friday as the U.S. and China seek a trade deal before an early March deadline. The South China Morning Post reports China’s President Xi Jinping is scheduled […]
The Environmental Protection Agency this week released a draft report on greenhouse gasses. The report says U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell .3 percent in 2017 from 2016, but estimates that methane emissions grew 1.5 percent. […]
The Environmental Protection Agency will release a single draft rule to expand E15 sales, and make RIN market reforms. The announcement follows consideration that the rule would be split to allow the EPA to focus […]
The President of the American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on Congress to create a guest worker program for agriculture. In an editorial in the L.A. Times, Zippy Duvall states the U.S. has a farm […]
The Natural Resources Management Act passed by the U.S. Senate this week offers a mixed big for rural America, according to the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands, Executive Director Ethan […]
- Drone Racing Coming to North Dakota"Excellence in competition" is on the tip of Paul Snyder's tongue when it comes to the possibilities of unmanned and autonomous systems competitions at the University of North Dakota, such as the Collegiate Drone Racing Championship.
- Source Water Spill Reported in Bowman CountyThe North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reported Thursday that it has been notified of a source water spill resulting from a pipeline leak in Bowman County.
- Record Cattle Death Loses for Livestock Indemnity ProgramNorth Dakota cattle producers need to record deaths in their cow herds because those records may help them recover part of the cost of those losses through the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), North Dakota State University Extension specialists say.
- Registration Open for Permaculture Design Certificate CourseThis 4th annual course includes 72 hours of standard Mollison PDC course work, with an emphasis on practical urban systems and a focus on social design in our work.
- Finding Common Carp, DNR Considers Swan Lake DrawdownDiscovery of common carp in Nicollet County's Swan Lake is prompting the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to consider a temporary lowering of the lake's water level.
- Walz to Chair Governors' Biofuels CoalitionThe Governors' Biofuels Coalition will name Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to serve as the 2019 chair of the coalition, a move that has the support of Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen along with thousands of corn and soybean farmers throughout the state.
- S.D. Mines to Celebrate 42nd Annual Engineers WeekThe 2019 Engineers Week will be celebrated at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Feb.
- Growing Season 2019 Focus of Ag Econ DialoguesSDSU Extension hosts Ag Economics Dialogue: Focus on Growing Season 2019 seminar at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls (2001 E.
- Bjornestad Discusses Farmer Suicides in South DakotaThe economic crisis in agriculture is not going away any time soon.