• Lon Tonneson

    Getting Down And Dirty At Dakota Lakes

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on June 27, 2013

    I got a kick out of seeing Dwayne Beck on his hands and knees looking for earthworm holes in a cornfield at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm’s Field Day near Pierre, S.D. That’s exactly where you'd expect to find him. Beck, a South Dakota State University agronomist and manager of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm, has led a revolution of no-till on the Great Plains, and now he’s teaching us about soil health. Other interesting things I saw at the field day…

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    Fantastic Feedlot Tour

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on June 19, 2013

    I just got back from the 11th annual North Dakota Feedlot Tour, hosted by the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and the North Dakota Feeder Council. We saw four new beef feedlots in central North Dakota: Kline Simmental Ranch, Hurdsfield, N.D. Dockter Land and Cattle, Denhoff, N.D. Raugust Whitetail Ranch, Harvey, N.D. Heitman Feedlot, Harvey. N.D. Young producers are involved in all of the operations. Building new feedlots or expanding…

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    Does Monsanto Own Oregon's Glyphosate-Resistant Wheat?

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     by Lon Tonneson
     on June 6, 2013

    Who owns the glyphosate-resistant wheat that was discovered in Oregon? Monsanto? The farmer? I’d like to know, because after the market settles down, I might like to buy some seed. Weed control would be pretty cheap and convenient with glyphosate-resistant wheat. Some reports say USDA identified the wheat as the same variety that Monsanto tested in Oregon 10 years ago. Monsanto says it isn’t the same strain. Nevertheless, the case got me thinking that maybe I…

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