• Lon Tonneson

    How Long Can Corn, Soybean Survive In Water Logged Soils?

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on May 30, 2013

    After last year’s drought, I didn’t think I’d see water logged fields this spring. But there’s water standing in fields all along the I-29 Corridor in South Dakota. Over the last five days, some areas have received more than 6 inches of rain. How long can corn and soybeans plants at early growth stages survive in these waterlogged soils? Nathan Mueller, South Dakota State University Extension agronomist, says it depends. "We know that the crop growth…

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    Best Beef In North Dakota? Try Peacock Alley

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on May 16, 2013

    How could I have not eaten at Peacock Alley yet? Peacock Alley American Grill and Bar, Bismarck, N.D., was named the Beef Innovator of the Year at the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention. This is a big deal. It’s a national award given to only one restaurant in the nation each year. The award recognizes a restaurant that does the best job innovating its menu and growing its business with beef. “Having a North Dakota restaurant win the Beef Innovator of the Year award is a…

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    Buying Farmland -- A New China Connection

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on May 7, 2013

    Greg Smeenk, a Bel Fourche, S.D. land broker, wrote in his blog at DakotaProperties.com in March that he “recently had an interesting experience showing two gentlemen from China farmland.” “We looked at thousands of acres of farmland from the west end of the state to the east end of the state and beyond. When asked what they envisioned for their purpose of buying farmland they responded that they intended to supply China with 20% of their soybean purchases,” he…

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    New Livestock, Specialty Crop Projects Proposed In N.D.

    Inside Dakota Ag

     by Lon Tonneson
     on May 3, 2013

    A new livestock auction, a new regional processing plant and new small market crops are among some of the new ag projects percolating in North Dakota. The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for seven projects totaling $381,065 at its quarterly meeting next week. APUC is a program of the North Dakota Department of Commerce which administers grant programs for researching and developing new and expanded uses for North Dakota…

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