This week on Agweek TV, we'll take a look at NDAWN, one of the nation's best weather monitoring networks. The cattle market has been surprisingly strong this fall. Will it continue? And we'll learn about the challenges and rewards of being an ag educator.
Meteorologist John Wheeler gives this week's agriweather forecast on Agweek TV. To watch the complete episode of Agweek TV, click here.
North Dakota's soil, crops and climate vary greatly across the state. But Carrington, roughly in the middle of the state, is somewhat representative of North Dakota overall. Because of its central location, NDSU's Extension Research Center there is involved in a number of projects that have widespread interest, as Jonathan Knutson found on a recent visit. To read more about the research going on in Carrington, click here.
North Dakota's first pasta plant has had some ups and downs, but it's back up and running and heading toward profitability. The "Noodles by Leonardo" plant at Cando closed in 2011, after the death of founder Leonard Garsparre. But as Mikkel Pates reports, it reopened a couple years later under new owners. To read more about the plant, click here.
The soybean harvest is wrapping up in the region. Heavy rains meant the harvest got off to a late start for some in South Dakota. As Michelle Rook reports, despite the setbacks, farmers are pleased with this year's crop. For more on South Dakota soybean harvest, click here.
The Red River Valley sugar beet harvest has just wrapped up, with a record large yield in the southern valley. As Mikkel Pates found, on average, yields are similar to last year's records, although some beets may be left in the field. To read more about sugar beet harvest, click here.
The drought that plagued much of the region this summer continues to ease. Although parts of North Dakota and South Dakota still range from abnormally dry to severe on the Drought Monitor, conditions have improved considerably since July. But as Jenny Schlecht found, the effects of the drought are still being seen at the sale barns.
John Wheeler gives this week's agriweather forecast on Agweek TV. To watch the complete episode of Agweek TV, click here.
This week on Agweek TV, the effects of drought are still being seen at cattle sale barns around the region. We'll take a quick look at the close of the sugar beet harvest in the southern Red River Valley and an update on harvest in South Dakota. And, the Montana Brewery Trail continues to grow, taking advantage of the state's big barley crops.
Getting trapped in a grain bin is a longtime concern in U.S. agriculture, and it's a growing problem. As grain bins continue to get bigger, the number of entrapment cases is rising. Jonathan Knutson recently attended a training session designed to cut the number of grain bin deaths. For more on grain bin safety training, click here.