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USDA seeks input from business, ag workers on new ethanol incentive program
January 16, 2020 - 9:27am
WASHINGTON - Business professionals, ag workers and others are invited to provide input to the U.S.
South Dakota preps for annual tourism conference
January 15, 2020 - 4:15pm
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is preparing for its annual tourism conference. The South Dakota Department of Tourism recently opened registration...
Report: Meat consumption rising
January 13, 2020 - 7:00am
Mark Twain is supposed to have said, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” It appears the same can be said for the widespread...
Natural gas seen as a solution for wet grain
January 13, 2020 - 7:00am
EDGELEY, N.D. — Mike Brandenburg says this is the first year his family has had to dry almost every bushel of soybeans and corn they’ve produced...
North Dakota looks to harness natural gas flares for agriculture
January 11, 2020 - 8:30am
North Dakota lawmakers and farmers are looking to take natural gas that's being wasted in western North Dakota oil fields, and use it to meet...
PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week of Jan. 9
January 9, 2020 - 9:30am
Enclave hires new vice president of construction Fargo, N.D. – Enclave Companies has hired a new vice president of construction. Derek Hoeschen...
MOSES organic farm group names new leader
January 9, 2020 - 7:00am
Lauren Langworthy is no stranger to organic agriculture or the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, better known as MOSES. Now,...
Infrastructure grants awarded to three Minnesota communities
January 8, 2020 - 12:45pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Almost $2 million has been awarded in grant money to improve infrastructure in multiple Minnesota communities. The Minnesota...
Mixed bag on projected 2020 crop returns
January 8, 2020 - 6:00am
The 2020 crop season will bring more financial challenges for area farmers, with some crops potentially showing a net loss per acre, a new North...
Study tackles local foods in northeast ND
January 7, 2020 - 3:45pm
Devils Lake, N.D. — Local foods, usually defined as foods purchased within 100 miles of where they’re produced, offer both potential and...
Optimism growing for grain markets in 2020
January 4, 2020 - 8:30am
The grain markets in 2019 were dominated by headlines tied to the trade war, weather, and production concerns. Market analysts Randy Martinson...
Attorneys in Small Towns: How big-city firms are doing small-town lawyering in the prairieland
January 2, 2020 - 11:42am
When Josh Wolfe was a teenager living on his family’s farm in a rural North Dakota community, he picked up a book that pointed him to his career....
PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week of Jan. 2
January 2, 2020 - 10:30am
Starion Bank names new president BISMARCK, N.D. — Starion Bank has named Don Morgan president, with Craig Larson continuing in the roles of...
Change: The Law of Life and Business
January 2, 2020 - 10:13am
I read once that there is not much growth in our comfort zones, and not much comfort in our growth zones. Change – whether that’s relocating...
The upper Midwest’s resilient coal industry
January 2, 2020 - 9:58am
Leon Weisenburger plans to retire a coal miner. He’s bounced around the country, working in coal in the 1990s before taking a high-ranking...