Snow Is Hard On Ranchers

The cold, snowy winter is tough on everyone. Plenty of folks deserve our sympathy and appreciation. That said, spare a kind thought for area cattle producers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture pegs North Dakota’s average snow cover at 24.3 inches, nearly twice the 13.3 inches of a year ago. All the snow has plugged a…
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$10 Wheat Approaches

I’ve spent most of  my life — first as a farm kid and later as an agricultural journalist — listening to farmers talk about grain and livestock prices. I’ve heard the glee in farmers’ voices when prices soar. I’ve seen the gloom in their faces when prices plummet. For months they’ve been talking about the…
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