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Amidst an oil boom, North Dakota produces premium caviar

There is only a limited number of paddlefish that can be caught per year

North Dakota is known globally not just for prolific oil production, but also, it turns out, for caviar. A distinctly American version of the salty delicacy prized for centuries by Russian czars gets its start each May in the cool waters where the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers converge, the same spot where explorers Lewis and […] Read more


Pioneer Plans To Raise Corn, Soy Seed Prices

Pioneer s seed unit plans to raise prices in the mid-single- digit range next year as it takes U.S. corn and soybean market share from Monsanto and other rivals. The price increase would be in line with a similar move the company undertook for the 2011 North American planting season and comes as corn prices […] Read more



Fertilizer Producers Still See Strong U. S. Spring

Major fertilizer producers still expect a strong U. S. spring planting season, a development that would be a boon for the industry after a lacklustre fall. Wet weather and a very late harvest kept many farmers from putting down fertilizer before snow fell this past fall and winter. That hurt fourth-quarter earnings in the fertilizer […] Read more