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Location, competition key factors in ag land sales
February 6, 2017 - 4:26pm
FARGO, N.D. — There is still money chasing North Dakota agricultural land, but there are important differences by region and locale, ag appraisers...
Appraisers: North Dakota ag land slips
February 6, 2017 - 4:23pm
FARGO, N.D. — For the second year in a row, North Dakota ag and prices came down moderately in all five regions in the state, according to...
Fraudulent imports weigh on U.S. organic producers
February 6, 2017 - 4:20pm
ABERDEEN, S.D. — U.S. organic producers are increasingly competing with world producers who import products under the organic name, but don't...
Consultant: Flex rent deals must benefit landowner, operator
February 6, 2017 - 4:17pm
FARGO, N.D. — Farmers tend to want to negotiate flexible rental arrangements when commodity prices are bad, but the deals are easiest negotiated...
The value of cover crops
February 6, 2017 - 4:15pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Cover crops are drawing greater interest from Upper Midwest farmers. Emily Evans says all producers, both organic and conventional,...
Sioux Empire Farm Show attracts livestock exhibitors
February 6, 2017 - 4:13pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Exhibitors from around the country showed and sold some of the highest quality livestock at the 2017 Sioux Empire Farm...
Tech, marketing are keys to riding out low ag prices
February 6, 2017 - 4:12pm
Cattle comfort, environment go hand-in-handFLORENCE, S.D. — Cattle prices are looking volatile and stormy today, but an eastern South Dakota...
Long lines at State Mill create headaches for truckers
February 3, 2017 - 8:50am
GRAND FORKS — Bob Sundvor, owner/operator of Sundvor Trucking, waits in a pack of a dozen trucks Thursday, Feb. 2, at the North Dakota Mill...
Heitkamp bill would remove credit restrictions on ag sales to Cuba
February 3, 2017 - 8:30am
WASHINGTON — Pat Wallesen, a partner with WestStar Food Co. in Corpus Christi, Texas, is the guy many North Dakota bean and pulse companies...
Struggling U.S. farm sector faces new threat as TPP dies
January 30, 2017 - 11:18am
CHICAGO -- U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, a $62 billion market for U.S. farmers,...
Cargill to close one of its Fargo offices
January 30, 2017 - 11:09am
FARGO -- Cargill Inc. will soon close one of its offices in Fargo as the food and agriculture product manufacturer consolidates one of its groups...
NAFTA, Minnesota and what comes next
January 30, 2017 - 9:50am
DULUTH, Minn. -- The Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead, and the North American Free Trade Agreement already appears to be on life support. Better...
MN family uses leading technology to advance robotic operation
January 30, 2017 - 9:43am
GOODRIDGE, Minn. — This story is about a robotic dairy barn. But don’t be fooled by the fancy technology. It’s really the story of a Minnesota...
Farm shows offer a way to push safety for farmers
January 30, 2017 - 9:40am
MINOT, N.D. — Dealers in the latest equipment and technologies aren’t the only ones who use farm shows to reach an audience that can be hard...
SD Corn Growers focus on soil health, farm policy
January 30, 2017 - 9:38am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Farm policy, a look ahead at the new farm bill and soil health headlined the South Dakota Corn Growers Association annual...