SOYBEAN

Farmer Reacts To Soybean Prices Hitting Two-Year High

Soybean prices have risen more than 16% since the start of August, according to the Wall Street Journal

NORTH DAKOTA.- Soybean prices continue to hit all time highs despite pandemic and other factors. Chris Brossart from Wolford, North Dakota is getting ready to harvest soybeans. “Next week we should have roughly 1,000 acres that should be ready to harvest.” Brossart is a farmer and the Vice Chairman at the North Dakota Soybean Council. He says the industry has…

Farmers Share Industry Knowledge at Northern Corn and Soybean Expo

This is the second year the two have been held together

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers get a chance to share industry knowledge at the annual Northern Corn and Soybean Expo. The corn and soybean expos have been held separately for decades, but this is only the second year the two have been held together. “They’re going to see research spotlighted, they’re going to see our national organizations represented, and get a feel for…

Sen. Ernst Joins Rep. Cramer for Agriculture Discussion With Local Farmers

Farmers raised many concerns from the snow to infrastructure

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Jodi Ernst (R-Iowa) joined Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) to talk to farmers about their concerns. Ernst says the two states have a lot in common because agriculture powers their economies. Many farmers talked about the impact the snow has had on their crop. They say they want a level playing field and to not have their concerns…

2017 Drought Impact on North Dakota Crops

Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought in 2017 impacted the production of most crops in North Dakota. The latest report from the Agriculture Department shows soybean production in the state down 4 percent from the previous year, corn down 13 percent, oil sunflowers down 41 percent and flaxseed down 56 percent. Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent. Meanwhile, North…

Minnesota Places Restrictions on Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018. It comes in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide. They also prohibit applications when the temperature or forecast…