Skip to main content
Prairie Business magazine
talking points newsletter
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
May 17, 2018 - 11:59am
WILLMAR, Minn. — About the time west-central Minnesota farmers were ready to plant sugar beets and pick up seed corn from the co-op, there...
Report: 31 million acres of farmland lost to development
May 9, 2018 - 12:38pm
WASHINGTON — A new report reinforces what most everyone in U.S. food production already knows: Development is irreversibly diminishing...
SNAP fight in House could derail farm bill
May 7, 2018 - 6:37am
WASHINGTON — A bitter fight over reform of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may derail the 2018 farm bill. The draft legislation...
Long, strong run for rural ND veterinarian
May 7, 2018 - 6:27am
COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — Vernon Knudson is telling a story. The 84-year-old retired Cooperstown, N.D., veterinarian tells a lot of them. They...
Farm Safety Day highlights ways to stay out of trouble, on and off the farm
May 7, 2018 - 6:07am
STEELE, N.D. — With big machinery, big animals, things that burn and things that spin, farms aren't the safest place for children. But...
SD FFA Convention hosts more than 2,000 amidst the storm
April 23, 2018 - 8:38am
BROOKINGS, S.D.—Despite a record setting blizzard, the 90th South Dakota State FFA Convention hosted more than 2,000 members and guests...
Dakota Growers Pasta Company parent company eyes shift in brand group
April 23, 2018 - 6:34am
CARRINGTON, N.D. — Post Holdings Inc., parent to Dakota Growers Pasta Co., has taken a step that could lead to a change for the private...
The benefits of bypassing online shopping to support your local, independent businesses
April 6, 2018 - 11:46am
WISHEK, N.D.—If we only shop online, never leaving our homes to buy in our communities and state, what will be left of our local economies?...
USDA projects increased wheat planting this season
March 29, 2018 - 7:51pm
Wheat — which has long been losing ground, literally, to corn and soybeans — will stage a small comeback this year, the U.S. Department...
SD agriculture showcased at Ag Day at the Pavilion
March 26, 2018 - 6:30am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Most consumers are several generations from the farm but at the annual Ag Day at the Pavilion in Sioux Falls on March...
Minn. ag commish on final lap as storied career to end on water
March 26, 2018 - 6:07am
PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson is on his last lap as the state's top ag official, pushing to...
Commentary from 4th generation farmer: Trade wars are economic self-mutilation
March 25, 2018 - 8:06am
Agriculture is now a global market, affecting our plans on what and how much we plant in acres each season. Agriculture will be the casualty...
The benefits of Bt corn: Study finds GMO reduces crop damage in nearby fields
March 24, 2018 - 9:07am
Critics often raise concern that genetically engineered crops might harm the environment or people who eat them. But now a new study finds that...
ND Health Department pulls proposed cottage foods rules
March 21, 2018 - 11:44am
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health has moved away from plans to tighten up regulations surrounding the state's new cottage...
Farmers concerned about trade war with China
March 12, 2018 - 7:13am
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Uncertainty about trade under the Trump Administration continues with recent tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum,...