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KHRT AGRICULTURE NEWS - 05/22/17

Planting progress slowed in the eastern third of North Dakota, as rainfall was received.....

    FARGO, N.D. - For the week ending May 21st, cooler temperatures prevailed most of the week as they averaged two to six degrees below normal across most of the state, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Planting progress slowed in the eastern third of North Dakota, as rainfall was received. Less rain fell over the western two-thirds of the state, and had a smaller effect on fieldwork activities.

    There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork.

    Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 21 short, 70 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 14 short, 78 adequate, and 7 surplus.

    Field Crops Report
    Corn planted was 82 percent, behind 89 last year, but ahead of 73 for the five-year average. Emerged was 38 percent, behind 45 last year, but ahead of 31 average.

    Soybeans planted was 57 percent, well behind 77 last year, but ahead 49 average. Emerged was 10 percent, behind 19 last year, but equal to average.

    Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 3 poor, 19 fair, 69 good, and 5 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 60 percent, behind 67 last year. Headed was 6 percent, near 3 last year.

    Spring wheat planted was 88 percent, behind 93 last year, but ahead of 75 average. Emerged was 56 percent, behind 72 last year, but ahead of 51 average. Jointed was 4 percent.

    Barley condition rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 20 fair, 68 good, and 10 excellent. Barley planted was 89 percent, near 93 last year, but ahead of 72 average. Emerged was 57 percent, behind 71 last year, but ahead 47 average. Jointed was 5 percent.

    Oats condition rated 2 percent very poor, 4 poor, 32 fair, 58 good, and 4 excellent. Oats planted was 87 percent, near 91 last year, but ahead of 75 average. Emerged was 54 percent, behind 67 last year, but ahead of 48 average. Jointed was 9 percent, ahead of 3 last year. Headed was 1 percent.

    Sunflower planted was 31 percent, behind 42 last year, but ahead of 24 average.

    Dry beans planted was 41 percent, behind 55 last year, but ahead of 31 average. Emerged was 5 percent.

    Durum wheat planted was 72 percent, behind 81 last year, but ahead of 64 average. Emerged was 36 percent, well behind 62 last year, and near 38 average. Jointed was 10 percent.

    Canola planted was 72 percent, behind 82 last year, but ahead 63 average. Emerged was 30 percent, behind 47 last year and near 32.

    Flaxseed planted was 54 percent, behind 72 last year, but ahead of 47 average. Emerged was 17 percent, well behind 37 last year.

    Dry edible peas planted was 92 percent, near 93 last year, but ahead of 77 average. Emerged was 51 percent, well behind 77 last year, but ahead of 43 average.

    Potatoes planted was 60 percent, well behind 84 last year, but ahead of 55 average. Emerged was 7 percent, behind 19 last year.

    Pasture and Range Report
    Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 10 poor, 35 fair, 50 good, and 4 excellent.

    Stock water supplies rated 1 percent very short, 8 short, 86 adequate, and 5 surplus.

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    LINCOLN, Neb. - In the Northern Plains Region (Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) there were 32,000 workers hired directly by farm operators on farms and ranches during the week of April 9-15, 2017, down 6 percent from the April 2016 reference week, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

    Workers numbered 27,000 during the week of January 8-14, 2017, down 10 percent from the January 2016 reference week.

    Farm operators paid their hired workers an average wage of $14.02 per hour during the April 2017 reference week, up slightly from the April 2016 reference week. Field workers received an average of $14.81 per hour, up 71 cents.

    Livestock workers earned $12.47 per hour compared with $13.08 a year earlier. The field and livestock worker combined wage rate, at $13.55, was up 5 cents from the April 2016 reference week. Hired laborers worked an average of 40.2 hours during the April 2017 reference week, compared with 42.0 hours worked during the April 2016 reference week.

    Farm operators in the Northern Plains Region paid their hired workers an average wage of $14.13 per hour during the January 2017 reference week, up 1 percent from the January 2016 reference week. Field workers received an average of $14.76 per hour, up 37 cents. Livestock workers earned $12.77 per hour, down 6 cents. The field and livestock worker combined wage rate, at $13.50, was up 20 cents from the 2016 reference week. Hired laborers worked an average of 38.4 hours during the January 2017 reference week, compared with 41.4 hours worked during the January 2016 reference week.

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     BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's Agriculture Department has scheduled this year's round of Project Safe Send chemical collections. The program gives farmers, ranchers, pesticide handlers, government agencies and homeowners a way to dispose of unusable herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides and fungicides free of charge.
 
     This year's collections begin July 12 in Ashley and end Aug. 3 in Larimore. In between there will be collections in Bismarck, Hettinger, Dickinson, Tioga, Minot, Harvey, Wyndmere, Valley City, Devils Lake and Langdon. Details are available at www.nd.gov/ndda/ .
 
     Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says over the past 25 years, more than 4.3 million pounds of chemicals have been disposed of through the program.
 
     It's funded by fees that pesticide manufacturers pay to register their products in North Dakota. Collected pesticides are shipped out of state for incineration.
 
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     MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - Union workers at American Crystal Sugar Company have approved a new labor contract. WDAY-TV  reports the agreement covers about 1,200 employees at sugar refinery plants in Moorhead, Crookston and East Grand Forks, Minnesota and Hillsboro and Drayton in North Dakota - and at storage facilities in Chaska, Minnesota and Mason City, Iowa.

    The agreement for members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers local includes a 3 percent raise the first four years and a 2.7 percent hike the last year.

    The union says it also includes a signing bonus of $2,250. Failed contract negotiations in 2011 ended in a union lockout that lasted two years.

 

 

   (Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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