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High-tech pollination program begins work in sunflower fields
August 22, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — Bee boxes sit to the west of Clark Coleman’s sunflower field north of Bismarck. Honeybees play a vital role in pollinating sunflowers,...
Dakotafest panel discusses potential pros, cons of legalized hemp in South Dakota
August 21, 2019 - 8:30pm
South Dakota's ongoing conversation about the possibility of legalizing industrial hemp took center stage Wednesday morning, Aug. 21, at a Dakotafest...
'I'll do it until I'm dead': Farmer uses banking job to help pursue his passion
August 21, 2019 - 6:00am
BADGER, Minn. — Farming and ranching can be challenging, especially when commodity prices are poor and income is limited. The U.S. Department...
Big-game hunting embezzler from Minnesota imprisoned in North Carolina
August 19, 2019 - 6:00am
BUTNER, N.C. — Jerry Hennessey, who used money from the elevator he managed in Minnesota to pay for big-game hunting trips, on July 29 reported...
Alerus plans to go public
August 17, 2019 - 3:56pm
GRAND FORKS — A Grand Forks-based company that has branches in multiple states plans to go public, financial sources have reported. Nasdaq's...
Passion and Finances: Drivers for part-time farmers
August 16, 2019 - 8:55am
With less money being made on the farm these days, the need for off-farm jobs is more important than ever. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV...
Minnesota farmer also has full-time job at Digi-Key in Thief River Falls
August 13, 2019 - 6:00am
STEPHEN, Minn. — It’s a soggy July weekday morning — the good-looking crops don’t need more moisture — and the afternoon is destined...
Sugar industry spearheads super PAC for Peterson
August 12, 2019 - 6:00am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Minnesota sugar producers are spearheading a new super PAC, called the Committee for Stronger Rural Communities, formed...
Celebrating Farmers Market week
August 10, 2019 - 8:30am
The number of farmers markets in the U.S.
Unlicensed Wyoming-based grain buyer did business in South Dakota for 15 years, PUC says
August 7, 2019 - 5:31pm
PIERRE, S.D. —A Wyoming feed company is facing a possible injunction for buying South Dakota grains after doing business in the state for over...
Another dispute over oil refinery near national park goes to North Dakota Supreme Court
August 7, 2019 - 4:57pm
BISMARCK — Two environmental groups who believe North Dakota regulators should have waded into the dispute over the site of an $800 million...
Regulators look to create rule for dismantling solar facilities as industry moves into North Dakota
August 6, 2019 - 6:41pm
BISMARCK — With construction on the first large-scale solar farm in North Dakota slated to begin next year, state regulators are creating a...
Court rules against environmentalist challenge to Minnesota mining rules
August 5, 2019 - 7:24pm
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday, Aug. 5, ruled against environmental groups seeking to hold up a mining project in northeast Minnesota...
Sen. Hoeven, FSA chief detail trade aid payments as ‘stopgap’ for farmers
August 5, 2019 - 5:25pm
FARGO — U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., hosting a top U.S. Department of Agriculture official, told farm group leaders the first part in a second...
Life-threatening crash just a bump in the road for North Dakota farmer
August 5, 2019 - 6:00am
KENMARE, N.D. — It was June 6, 2017, and planting was behind.