Wednesday , 28 June 2017

Farms

Britton youth start their own garden business

Love garden produce but not the gardening? Then, Coteau Sunrise Farm has a summer bargain for you. Tom and Marcey Jones of Britton started their children on a new adventure last summer. Junior Tomi Lynn, freshman Blaze and eighth-grader Trey run a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) business that they’ve named Coteau Sunrise Farm. It is a local food system in ... Read More »

FiredUp: Agriculture No. 1 on a list of industries losing jobs

Farmer

The agriculture industry is slated to lose 96,100 between now and 2020, which puts in at the top of a Bureau of Labor Statistics list of industries most likely to lose jobs in the next decade. This is not, of course, news to those in farm country: With mechanization, fewer farmers are needed, and in large part rural community populations ... Read More »

Canola is first genetically altered crop to go wild

Canola

About 80 percent of the canola growing in the ditches of North Dakota contains genes that have been modified to resist some weed killers, according to researchers from the University of Arkansas. This finding is adding fuel to the debate about “super weeds”: plants growing wild that have the characteristics of herbicide resistance, the result of either seeds spreading from ... Read More »

Record earnings, growth for North Central Farmers Elevator in 2011

According to reports in the North Central Farmers Elevator’s newsletter Solutions for Your Success (October 2011), the co-op’s last fiscal year was historic, with a record-breaking $515 million in sales volume. Profits for the fiscal year were $9.055 million, before tax.  The last four months of their fiscal year saw huge volumes for the company, even with the condensed spring ... Read More »

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