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Sliver of Richland County remains drought free
August 11, 2017 - 9:55am
WAHPETON, N.D. — Wahpeton in Richland County has the distinction of sitting amid the only strip of land in North Dakota that has not been rated...
Burgum appoints seven to State Water Commission
August 11, 2017 - 9:39am
BISMARCK—Gov. Doug Burgum appointed seven people, including two North Dakota mayors, to the State Water Commission Thursday, Aug. 10. Burgum...
Heitkamp meets with short-staffed Stark County Farm Service Agency
August 11, 2017 - 8:59am
DICKINSON, N.D. — Staffing-shortages on top of an unusually intense drought is not making life easy for Stark County's Farm Service Agency...
Ag Appreciation Day held at Sioux Empire Fair
August 9, 2017 - 9:07am
The 34th Annual Ag Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and area businesses,...
Trump might start trade war with Brazil over ethanol imports
August 8, 2017 - 4:48pm
President Donald Trump's America First rhetoric is doing no favors for U.S. ethanol producers, who are hoping to avoid a trade fight with fuel...
Early indications are farmers like Trump ag actions
August 4, 2017 - 2:06pm
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Many, if not most, farmers say they like what they have seen so far in how President Donald Trump deals with agriculture....
Congressional committee hears Minnesota ideas for farm bill
August 3, 2017 - 7:44pm
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.—Crop insurance. Organic agriculture. Young farmers. Conservation. Sugar help. Vaccine. Feeding the poor. International...
Suicides make farm crisis real
August 2, 2017 - 10:23am
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. — Bob Worth barely kept his composure as he revealed two close friends, both fellow farmers, recently committed suicide....
Hay lottery planned for North Dakota ranchers struggling with drought
August 2, 2017 - 9:40am
FARGO — Drought is causing serious trouble for many North Dakota ranchers who are looking for hay to feed their animals, but officials say...
Gladstone rancher appears in court
August 1, 2017 - 9:28am
DICKINSON, N.D. — A Gladstone rancher accused of animal cruelty and neglect entered a not guilty plea Monday, July 31, during a preliminary...
Savory Institute visit to ND ranch focuses on importance of soil health
July 31, 2017 - 7:23am
MENOKEN, N.D. — Jerry Doan in the mid 1980s attended the Savory Institute, an organization focused on the importance of soil health that...
Japan plans increase of tariff on U.S. frozen beef
July 28, 2017 - 8:54am
WASHINGTON – The government of Japan has announced that rising imports of frozen beef in the first quarter of the Japanese fiscal year (April-June)...
West-central Minnesota farmer a pioneer in raising Kernza
July 27, 2017 - 5:53am
MADISON, Minn. — Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak needed only a garage to develop Apple computers and change the world forever. Carmen Fernholz...
CME to offer repo-backed futures and options
July 26, 2017 - 10:54am
The CME Group (CME.O) said on Wednesday that it will develop futures and options based on the repurchase agreement market, after a bank committee...
North Dakota state park entrance fees increase Aug. 1
July 26, 2017 - 10:37am
BISMARCK—Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1, the price for entering North Dakota state parks will increase. As part of a fee hike the North Dakota Legislature...