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The Honeyford grain elevator, North Dakota's oldest cooperative elevator, is the first south of the U.S.-Canadian border to load an 8,500-foot — 1.6 miles-long — unit train. The train full of corn was bound for Canada.
Gerald Bachmeier, chief executive officer of Red Trail Energy, Richardton, North Dakota, and Philip Coffin, vice president of Midwest AgEnergy LLC, at Underwood, North Dakota, discuss countermoves to a drought for acquiring local corn and getting it from eastern producers. Both companies started their histories by bringing corn in on unit trains and are preparing to do it again. Both are planning to inject and store carbon dioxide byproducts for a market advantage.
For a quick side dish, toss some fresh vegetables together and top with a light dressing
A small organic farm family near Le Sueur, Minnesota, and a larger, non-GMO farmer near Kasson, Minnesota, are among those hit hard by the Pipeline Foods bankruptcy, which sent shockwaves through the region’s organic markets. The company is asking the courts to let them sell inventory grain to pay off the secured creditors, not the farmers who deliver it. The case leaves farmers wondering whether the state does enough to protect farmers and verify the financial soundness of grain traders.

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Mike and Kristi Blattner, owners of Produce Plus in Eyota, have been selling coveted sweet corn for over 30 years. They continue to grow each year.
After a year hiatus, the Backus Cornfest Committee is bringing back the annual event
University of Minnesota Extension specialists spent the day on July 8 demonstrating trials at its plot in Rochester.
Local pumpkin grower Mike Koering, who has grown and sold pumpkins for almost two decades, harvested his fourth conjoined pumpkins this year. Boys-N-Berries Farm in Brainerd also grows pumpkins and harvested conjoined ears of corn this year. Both oddities have been a hit with produce shoppers.
It’s that time of year again.
I'm not shy about thanking the Native Americans in North and South America for some of the delicious foods we depend on in our country. Native foods provide some of our most valued and flavorful ingredients, including potatoes, beans, wild rice, maple syrup, certain peppers, sunflowers, chocolate, peanuts and turkey.

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Some puzzles just take longer to solve than others. This was a farm uncle's puzzle it took 30 years to solve. The corn is peeking out of the ground in farm country that hasn't been flooded this spring. The first green spears have gained enough he...
The ethanol industry has great potential to improve agricultural communities in Minnesota, boosting the economy and helping our hardworking farmers provide for their families.
Backus Cornfest events attracted a crowd Saturday, Aug. 11. Attendees were glad for the relief offered by shady spots and a Water Wars game as the sun was bright with little or no breeze. Neither heat nor haze from the Canada wildfires kept peopl...

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