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KHRT Agriculture News - 05/13/19

Weekly Crop Report....

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending May 12th, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 14 short, 71 adequate, and 14 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 2 percent very short, 17 short, 73 adequate, and 8 surplus.

    Field Crops Report

    Soybeans planted was 5 percent, behind 10 last year and 20 for the five-year average.

    Spring wheat planted was 37 percent, behind 47 last year, and well behind 58 average. Emerged was 2 percent, behind 7 last year, and well behind 23 average.

    Durum wheat planted was 25 percent, near 24 last year, but behind 35 average.

    Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 7 poor, 25 fair, 62 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 11 percent, near 10 last year, but behind 27 average.

    Corn planted was 11 percent, well behind 31 last year and 43 average.

    Canola planted was 22 percent, near 21 last year, but behind 33 average.

    Sugarbeets planted was 64 percent, well behind 87 last year, and behind 77 average.

    Oats planted was 27 percent, near 31 last year, and well behind 53 average. Emerged was 1 percent, near 4 last year, and behind 19 average.

    Barley planted was 35 percent, behind 42 last year, and well behind 55 average. Emerged was 1 percent, near 5 last year, and well behind 22 average.

    Dry edible peas planted was 38 percent, near 35 last year, but behind 53 average.

    Sunflowers planted was 2 percent, equal to last year, and behind 7 average.

    Flaxseed planted was 15 percent, ahead of 10 last year, but behind 23 average.

    Potatoes planted was 32 percent, near 31 last year and 34 average.

    Dry edible beans planted was 2 percent, near 4 last year, and behind 7 average.

    Pasture and Range Report

    Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 36 fair, 50 good, and 3 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 5 short, 82 adequate, and 12 surplus.


    FARGO, N.D. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is contacting producers for the June Hogs and Pigs Survey. The agency will survey pork producers for detailed information on market hog and breeding stock inventories as well as pig crop and farrowing intentions in every state.

    "With the data gathered in the quarterly Hogs and Pigs surveys, NASS measures and reports trends in the U.S. pork industry over the course of the year," said Darin Jantzi, ND State Statistician of the NASS ND Field Office.

    The information is used by all sectors of the industry to help make sound and timely business decisions.

    NASS will mail the questionnaires to all producers selected for the survey in late May. To ensure all survey participants have an opportunity to respond, NASS interviewers will contact producers who do not respond by mail or online to conduct telephone and personal interviews.

    NASS will publish the survey results in the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report on June 27.


     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A program that funds developers of North Dakota farm products is considering grant requests from a dozen projects this quarter. North Dakota's Agricultural Products Utilization Commission provides money every three months for research, marketing, farm diversification, ag tourism and technology.
     The group meets Wednesday and Thursday in Bismarck to discuss nearly $900,000 worth of requests. They range from about $7,000 for a freeze-dried herb operation in Esmond to nearly $250,000 for an equipment project at Cloverdale Foods in Mandan. The commission is part of the state Commerce Department.


    FARGO, N.D. - Based on May 1 conditions, North Dakota's 2019 winter wheat crop is forecast at 3.45 million bushels, up 15 percent from last year's crop, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Average yield is forecast at 46 bushels per acre, up 3 bushels from last year. Acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 75,000 acres, up 5,000 acres from last year. This would be 83 percent of the planted acres.

    May 1 hay stocks of 1.00 million tons are up 39 percent from last year.


    FARGO, N.D. - The North Dakota Soybean Council (NDSC) recently welcomed three new directors to the board. They officially started their terms on April 1st.

    Wimbledon soybean farmer Robert (Rob) Rose was elected to represent soybean farmers in District 5: Barnes County. Rose farms with his wife, and they produce soybeans, corn, wheat, barley and pinto beans on a fifth-generation centennial farm. He has been a local township board supervisor for the past 18 years and holds an agricultural economics degree from North Dakota State University (NDSU).

    Brian Jodock, a soybean farmer from Northwood was elected to represent District 7: Traill and Grand Forks counties. He and his son farm together, and they grow soybeans, corn, wheat and edible beans. Jodock is president of the Northwood Equity Elevator. He holds a degree from NDSU in music education.

    Adam Redmann, a soybean producer from Saint Thomas, was appointed to represent soybean farmers in District 10: Cavalier, Pembina and Walsh Counties. Redmann and his father raise soybeans, corn, pinto beans and pink beans. Redmann is involved with his local church and holds a finance degree from the University of North Dakota.

    Austin Langley, a soybean producer from Warwick, was re-elected to represent District 9: Wells, Eddy and Foster Counties. He grows soybeans, edible beans, wheat, barley, alfalfa and corn along. Langley farms with his father and uncles on their no-till farm. His family also operates a cow/calf operation. Langley holds a degree from NDSU in agribusiness. He is a member of the National Agri-Marketing Association, Farmers Union and 4-H; he is active with the Winchester Arms Collectors Association.  

    "We are excited to welcome Rob, Brian and Adam to the board and look forward to working with them as they serve on behalf of their fellow North Dakota soybean producers," says Stephanie Sinner, NDSC executive director. "We also congratulate Austin on his re-election to the board and look forward to his continued leadership."  

    North Dakota soybean farmers across the state are represented on the North Dakota Soybean Council Board, which oversees a grass roots promotion, research and marketing program funded by soybean checkoff dollars.



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


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