While economic and legislative issues affecting biodiesel have taken center stage, canola growers wait in the wings. They expect to play a greater role in the biodiesel scene, as issues relating to the economy, land use, and fuel mandates are resolved.
In 2009, before the rebound in oil prices last year, and in 2011, canola biodiesel suffered from the same economic pressures on the general biodiesel market.
Donny Lassiter meets challenge by adding value to his family's operation with a unique niche crop.
Tweaking management practices can protect protein and price.
Winter wheat, fairly new to the Northern Plains, proves its merit.
Two new drought-tolerant wheat varities are high yielders, too.
Crop residue is as good as gold. The more there is, the bigger the bank of stored fertility.
Developing durum varieties with improved disease resistance and superior milling and pasta quality is the goal of Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. (DGPC).
When wet weather patterns spawned disease in North Dakota’s traditional durum wheat country, many durum growers switched to hard red spring wheat.
Solving problems with supplements could improve herd performance.
Determination and creativity open doors to dairy farming.