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Former Farmers Union president selected to ND Ag Hall of Fame
March 10, 2017 - 8:24am
JUD, N.D. -- Alan Bergman remembers all too well the turbulent times that farming and agriculture went through during the late 1980s and early...
Minn. poultry industry on ‘higher alert’ for bird flu outbreak
March 9, 2017 - 8:42am
PAUL -- Minnesota's poultry industry is on high alert.This week marks the second anniversary of the beginning of a bird flu outbreak that ended...
Farm-related incidents, fatalities still top concern for South Dakota organizations
March 7, 2017 - 8:28am
MITCHELL, S.D. — One of South Dakota’s top industries is also one of the most dangerous places to work. The National Safety Council has...
Landowners plan to fight piglet farm permit upheld by judge
March 7, 2017 - 8:23am
FARGO — The lawyer for a landowner group from Buffalo, N.D., said the group will appeal a judge's decision to support the North Dakota Health...
Regional fresh produce garden open for 40 years shutting down
March 6, 2017 - 9:43am
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Bluebird Gardens, a community supported agriculture company in Fergus Falls, will close after nearly 40 years of harvesting...
Ag committees begin work on new farm bill
March 6, 2017 - 9:39am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees have started the process of writing a new farm bill.
5 questions with Dane Braun, agriculture strategist at North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown, N.D.
March 6, 2017 - 9:36am
Q: What is your role in agriculture today? A: My role in agriculture today is to cultivate and grow new ideas that will benefit farmers, ranchers...
NDSU professor describes bankruptcy
March 6, 2017 - 9:34am
FARGO — The Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation of a large high-value crop farm in the northern Red River Valley has people wondering about the...
Focus on efficiency
March 6, 2017 - 9:32am
GRAND FORKS — If there’s a silver bullet or magic pill to help farmers overcome poor crop prices, Andrew Swenson and Frayne Olson don’t...
Redfield dismayed by Titan store closing
March 6, 2017 - 9:29am
REDFIELD, S.D. -- Losing a hometown Titan Machinery store is about convenience but also about taking jobs out of Redfield, and the one-on-one...
Titan drops 'strong store' concept
March 6, 2017 - 9:27am
WEST FARGO, N.D. — A cut of 12 stores by March 31 and a shift away from a "strong store" concept for Titan Machinery is not about a troubled...
Renting land to highest bidder stumbling block for young people looking to start in agriculture
March 3, 2017 - 9:20am
RAYMOND, S.D. — The rural brain drain is not a new plague in the Midwest. Young people leave rural communities in pursuit of higher education,...
Grain traders prepping fish oil substitutes for aquaculture, health fads
February 28, 2017 - 1:37pm
The world's top agricultural traders and biotechnology firms are finding novel ways to make fish oil substitutes from grains and algae as they...
Counties risk federal funding if landowners encroach on right-of-ways
February 28, 2017 - 9:37am
GRAFTON, N.D. -- Counties in North Dakota stand to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars if landowners cultivate county road and highway right-of-ways,...
North Dakota considers creating Department of Environmental Quality
February 27, 2017 - 9:18am
BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota government could grow by one department under a bill that has passed the state Senate. Senate Bill 2327 would...