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ND drought free as producers enjoy wetter days, 'fantastic' crops so far
July 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
DICKINSON, N.D.—There's been a lot of thunder, lightning and rain in western North Dakota this past week, emblematic of a fairly wet summer...
Research shows consumers trust farmers
February 19, 2018 - 7:24am
MITCHELL, S.D. — Most consumers are now several generations removed from the farm, and for the last 40 years that has led to a continual...
Plain Living: 'What happened to crop shares?'
June 26, 2017 - 5:15am
The caller said he'd enjoyed my column on rental rate negotiations between farmers and landlords. He also had a question for me. "What happened...
Farmers learn how to connect with consumers
April 3, 2017 - 10:13am
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Research shows most consumers want to know more about where their food comes from. Farmers and agribusiness professionals...
Minnesota farmer: Unconstitutional 'buffer strips' won't even work
March 28, 2017 - 9:39am
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. — I appreciate Mike Van Horn's words about Minnesota's buffer-strip law ("Buffer-strip law is 'unconstitutional land...
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,...
Communication key for farmers, non-farmers
December 19, 2016 - 11:59am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Warren Formo deals with farmers and non-farmers. And he has some suggestions for agriculturalists who want to convince...
U.N.: Without urgent action, climate change will push millions into hunger
October 18, 2016 - 9:42am
ROME-- Farmers urgently need help to adapt their methods of growing food if the world is to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent climate...
U.S. farmers race to ready for Hurricane Matthew's blast
October 7, 2016 - 9:41am
NEW YORK -- Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, roiled commodities markets and forced companies from cane refiners...
Small farmers need incentives as falling food prices hurt incomes
October 4, 2016 - 9:55am
Falling food prices may be good news for millions of urban poor but not for small-scale farmers who will struggle to feed their families without...
Special equipment helps farmers stay active
August 15, 2016 - 2:50pm
They’d appreciate your patience, but don’t want your pity. What farmers with disabilities want is to stay active on the farm. Agweek profiles...
VIDEO: Banquet in a field experience great for ag, for urbanites
August 4, 2016 - 9:41am
Tonight I found “Banquet in a Field” to be a stunning an unusual showcase for today’s commercial farmers to reach out to urban friends...
Low crop prices push North Dakota farmers into near-crisis mode, ag commissioner says
August 4, 2016 - 8:41am
Low crop prices will likely be on the minds of growers as they head into harvest season, leaving some in a desperate situation, North Dakota’s...
SD senator pushes for $6M rail rehab bill
February 24, 2014 - 11:58am
MITCHELL, S.D. -- State Sen. Mike Vehle is continuing to encourage support for his bill that would provide $6 million in state funding for a...