Thursday , 14 December 2017

Farms

Marshall County land sale smashes record

A land auction held last week Wednesday has been the “talk of the town” in the Britton area. A total of 1,852 acres of land owned by the late Bill Kadoun of Britton brought a total of $10.3 million and smashed previous records in the county for dollars paid per acre. Read More »

High prices pique interest in organic corn

Organic corn at the Dickinson Research Extension Center. Photo by Adam Long/Courtesy Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society

In December 2012, Steve Zwinger’s phone started ringing, with many North Dakota farmers at the other end of the line. Organic corn had hit a flabbergasting $14 per bushel, and conventional farmers wanted to ask Zwinger, an extension agent for NDSU, how they could cash in on organic corn. Read More »

Kopriva competes at national Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet

Lee Kopriva, Raymond, represented South Dakota in the Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Discussion Meet after winning the state contest in November and advancing on to the national contest. The YF&G Discussion Meet is a public speaking contest designed to simulate a committee meeting in which active discussion and participation are expected from each participant. They exchange ideas and solve problems on predetermined agricultural topics. Kopriva advanced through two rounds of the contest, competing against other young farmers and ranchers from 40 state Farm Bureaus. Read More »

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