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The Sorting Pen: Learning the ag history of the region through biography
22 hours 39 min ago
Years ago, after I had devoured normal first-grade reading offerings, my mom suggested I might enjoy Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Little House”...
Tariffs, swine fever top of mind as USDA leader sits down with Minn. farm groups
June 18, 2019 - 3:42pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farm and food industry groups on Tuesday, June 18 pressed U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Steve Censky for answers...
Most Minnesota farmers achieve buffer compliance, even as resentment lingers
June 18, 2019 - 9:10am
After years of fierce debate, political struggle and rewriting, Minnesota’s buffer law was finally implemented in November 2017 after being...
Bureaucracy vs. the sale barn: Bismarck Livestock Auction plans to move forward, fill a need
June 18, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — About six years have passed since Dean Ulmer and Jess George began contemplating building a new livestock sale barn in North Dakota’s...
New central South Dakota ethanol plant reaches full speed
June 17, 2019 - 11:46am
ONIDA, S.D. — About four years after dirt first was moved on the site just south of Onida, Ringneck Energy’s ethanol plant finally is in...
Growing optimism: Dairy producers see glimmer of hope for milk prices
June 15, 2019 - 8:30am
Dairy farmers in the region are optimistic after four years of low milk prices. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.comGet the
Want 100 tacos? North Dakota Realtor having fun with feast offering
June 13, 2019 - 10:00am
MINOT, N.D. — It'll make you look twice. Maybe 100 times. The signs reads: "100 free tacos." Now that's an attention-grabber. There's a slight...
Tariffs among factors weighing on commodity prices
June 11, 2019 - 5:04pm
There’s little doubt that past tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on China impacted exports of some U.S. agricultural commodities, but...
More people reaching out for help from SD's Helpline
June 11, 2019 - 8:00am
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Helpline Center received a significant spike in calls in 2018, which its program coordinator says is a good thing. When...
Plans advance for new oil pipeline to serve Bakken, Rockies regions
June 10, 2019 - 7:42pm
BISMARCK — Two companies announced Monday, June 10, that they plan to move forward with a new oil pipeline to transport Bakken crude to Oklahoma,...
Kulm, ND service shop: Revitalization after Titan dealer leaves
June 8, 2019 - 8:30am
After Titan Machinery closed up shop in Kulm, North Dakota, the town took matters into its own hands and started its own, independent farm service...
INSIGHTS & INTUITION: What key changes or trends in workforce training would you like Prairie Business readers to know about?
June 3, 2019 - 4:35pm
At Lake Region State College, an increasing number of students are seeking certificates in programs such as Wind Energy Technology. Students...
New kid on the block: Block 9 project will change Fargo’s skyline, draw people downtown
June 3, 2019 - 1:34pm
FARGO, N.D. – It’s a skyscraper. But it’s not a canyon wall. That’s on purpose. And it’s one more architectural element that shows...
On beyond energy efficiency: For architects, ‘sustainability’ now means so much more
June 3, 2019 - 1:10pm
GRAND FORKS – Jim Galloway agrees: “In architecture these days, there are fads, there are trends and there are standard practices,” said...
Mod squads: Developers install factory-built rooms, bathrooms, other components as reliance on modular construction grows
June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – There is a construction process that: