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October 02, 2014

When it comes to sugarbeet health, looks can be deceiving

RED RIVER VALLEY, N.D.—With sugarbeet pre-pile getting under way in the Red River Valley, many growers are getting a good look at their fields both above and below ground—and many are finding some disappointing surprises.
October 02, 2014

Groups launch Oregon campaigns on GMO labeling

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)—In a TV ad paid for by advocates of labeling genetically modified foods in Oregon, voters are told 64 countries have such requirements and labels didn’t lead to an increase in their food costs.
October 02, 2014

Unmanned aerial vehicles advance agriculture

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly referred to as drones in a majority of media outlets, have played an important role in U.S. military operations. These sophisticated flying machines have proven their utility in this arena, albeit at a huge p
October 01, 2014

Sugarbeet industry ready for harvest

Despite tight labor markets in the Upper Midwest, leaders of the sugarbeet industry say there should be enough crews Wednesday when this year’s harvest begins in earnest.
October 01, 2014

Rain complicates Treasure Valley harvest

Five straight days of rain have interrupted what had been ideal harvest conditions in the Treasure Valley area of Idaho and Oregon.
October 01, 2014

GMO safety, weed control top concerns as U.S. study kicks off

Agriculture experts raised a number of concerns with genetically modified crops, including safety and spreading weed resistance, at the first public meeting of a U.S. government sponsored study of genetically engineered crops held Sept. 15.
September 30, 2014

2014 Irrigation Show to highlight education & innovation

Early bird rates available through Oct. 17
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