Instant Feedback
Listen Here. K-Heart 106.9 FM - Contemporary Christian
Listen Here. KHRT 1320 AM - Southern Gospel
E-Mail Sign Up
Email:
 
The Latest

TODAY'S THOUGHT

Heaven is not our reason for loving God. Heaven is our reward for God loving us.

- Tullian Tchividjian

---------------------------

Christmas Specials
Schedule

click here

Verse of the Day

Bible Reading

 Agriculture News

KHRT AGRICULTURE NEWS - 08/07/18

North Dakota's farm real estate value decreased from 2017....

    FARGO, ND - North Dakota's farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, decreased from 2017, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farm real estate value for 2018 averaged $1,830 per acre, down $10 per acre (1 percent) from last year.

    Cropland value was unchanged from last year at $2,000 per acre.

    Pastureland, at $830 per acre, was $20 lower than the previous year.

    Cash rents paid to landlords in 2018 for cropland were mixed from last year.

    Irrigated cropland rent averaged $163 per acre, $2 above last year.

    Dryland cropland rent averaged $64 per acre, unchanged from a year earlier.

    Pasture rented for cash averaged $17 per acre, unchanged from the previous year.

    A county-level cash rent survey was not conducted by USDA in 2018. NASS will next publish agricultural county-level cash rents data in September 2019.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    FARGO, N.D. - Honey bee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in North Dakota as of January 1, 2018 totaled 64,000 according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of colonies in North Dakota on April 1, 2018 was 72,000. During 2017, honey bee colonies on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 were 50,000, 115,000, 470,000, and 410,000, respectively.

    Honey bee colonies lost for operations with five or more colonies during the quarter of January-March 2018, was 3,200 colonies or 3 percent lost. During April-June 2018, 11,000 colonies or 3 percent of colonies were lost. The quarter of July-September 2017, at 48,000 or 10 percent, showed the highest number of lost honey bee colonies of any quarter during 2017. The quarter of January-March 2017 had a loss of 640 colonies or 1 percent, the lowest number of honey bee colonies lost in 2017.

    Honey bee colonies added for operations with five or more colonies during the quarter of January-March 2018, was 2,600 colonies. The number of colonies added during the April-June 2018 quarter was 30,000. The quarter of April-June 2017, added 31,000 colonies, the highest number of honey bee colonies added for any quarter during 2017. The quarter of January-March 2017, at 1,100 added, showed the lowest number of honey bee colonies added in 2017.

    Honey bee colonies renovated for operations with five or more colonies during the quarter of January-March 2018, was 10 colonies. The number of colonies renovated during the quarter of April-June 2018 was 46,000. During July-September 2017, 100,000 colonies were renovated, the highest number of colonies renovated during 2017. The lowest number of honey bee colonies renovated for any quarter, at 10, occurred during January-March 2017. Renovated colonies are those that were requeened or received new honey bees through a nuc or package.

    Varroa mites were the number one stressor for operations with five or more colonies during all four quarters in 2017. The quarter of July-September 2017 showed the highest percentage of varroa mites in 2017, at 42 percent. The percent of colonies reported to be affected by varroa mites during January-March 2018, and April-June 2018 were 1.4 percent and 24.7 percent, respectively.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending August 5th, there were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 32 short, 60 adequate, and 3 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 29 short, 63 adequate, and 3 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybean condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 22 fair, 61 good, and 12 excellent. Soybeans setting pods was 84 percent, well ahead of 58 last year, and ahead of 65 for the five-year average.

    Spring wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 14 fair, 70 good, and 13 excellent. Spring wheat coloring was 91 percent, near 90 last year, and ahead of 77 average. Mature was 50 percent. Harvested was 8 percent, behind 14 last year, and equal to average.

    Durum wheat condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 70 good, and 11 excellent. Durum wheat coloring was 89 percent, near 86 last year, and well ahead of 60 average. Mature was 25 percent.

    Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 27 fair, 57 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat mature was 89 percent, near 92 last year. Harvested was 40 percent, behind 53 last year.

    Corn condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 13 fair, 63 good, and 22 excellent. Corn silking was 95 percent, ahead of 82 both last year and average. Dough was 32 percent, ahead of 18 last year, and well ahead of 11 average.

    Canola condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 23 fair, 65 good, and 7 excellent. Canola coloring was 82 percent, ahead of 76 last year and 63 average.

    Sugarbeet condition rated 0 percent very poor, 0 poor, 8 fair, 14 good, and 78 excellent.

    Oats condition rated 2 percent very poor, 1 poor, 10 fair, 78 good, and 9 excellent. Oats coloring was 90 percent, near 93 last year, but ahead of 81 average. Mature was 53 percent, behind 72 last year. Harvested was 12 percent, behind 26 last year, and near 16 average.

    Barley condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 14 fair, 78 good, and 6 excellent. Barley coloring was 95 percent, near 96 last year, but ahead of 85 average. Mature was 66 percent, behind 80 last year. Harvested was 15 percent, behind 23 last year, but near 13 average.

    Dry edible peas condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 17 fair, 70 good, and 10 excellent. Dry edible peas dropping leaves was 87 percent, near 91 last year. Harvested was 28 percent, behind 43 last year.

    Sunflower condition rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 17 fair, 74 good, and 6 excellent. Sunflowers blooming was 81 percent, ahead of 64 last year, and well ahead of 50 average.

    Flaxseed condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 16 fair, 69 good, and 13 excellent. Flaxseed blooming was 99 percent. Coloring was 58 percent, behind 65 last year, but ahead of 47 average.

    Potato condition rated 1 percent very poor, 0 poor, 15 fair, 71 good, and 13 excellent. Potatoes rows closed was 88 percent, near 86 last year, and ahead of 75 average. Vines dry was 1 percent, near 4 last year.

    Dry edible bean condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 25 fair, 63 good, and 10 excellent. Dry edible beans blooming was 95 percent, near 94 last year, and ahead of 89 average. Setting pods was 79 percent, well ahead of 59 both last year and average.

    Alfalfa condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 32 fair, 56 good, and 7 excellent. Alfalfa second cutting was 55 percent, behind 60 last year, but near 53 average.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 33 fair, 50 good, and 5 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 2 percent very short, 17 short, 78 adequate, and 3 surplus.

 

 

 

 

   (Copyright 2018 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

Visitor Comments (0)

Be the first to post a comment.
© 2012 - 2018 KHRT Radio - All Rights Reserved.