March weather

March sunlight beats back blizzard

MINNEAPOLIS -- Take that, Punxsutawney Phil. After a blizzard warning didn’t quite yield the hazardous conditions expected, it looks like Minnesota and the Dakotas won’t be getting the full six weeks of winter the prognosticating groundhog said we would.

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Jeff Broin

A profit-friendly partnership

Jeff Broin says if farmers want corn prices back at a profitable level, they need to get involved in politics and get engaged to keep the ethanol industry strong. At age 49, Broin is the executive chairman and founder of Poet LLC, a company that operates 27 ethanol plants across seven states, producing an estimated 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol a year.


$10,000 available for cherry research

Montana’s Cherry Advisory Committee and Research & Market Development program recently announced about $10,000 in funding available to advance Montana’s cherry industry.


Specialty crops draw more interest after drop in wheat, corn and soybean prices

Tyler Lang might be a little busier than usual the next few months. The Sterling, N.D., seed salesman handles crops such as barley, oats and field peas, and his product line has extra appeal going into the new growing season. “There should be more interest this year,” he says.

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