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Nation's largest farm toy store attracts customers for miles
April 19, 2019 - 9:58am
Every spring, farm toy enthusiasts come from all over the country travel to the little northwest Iowa town of Le Mars for the Le Mars Toy Store...
Ag rebel pitches new plan to boost farm numbers
April 17, 2019 - 6:00am
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — If the bearish numbers in the March 29 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Prospective Plantings Report get you down, Alan...
North Dakota ag groups take nutrition information to professionals
April 16, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — Representatives of ag groups are used to going to shows and conventions, talking to farmers and consumers. Talking to farmers about...
Sap to syrup: Volunteers tap in Minnesota park’s maple trees
April 15, 2019 - 8:30am
Katie Pinke visited Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids, Minn., to learn more about harvesting sap to produce maple syrup. Watch the...
Dickinson man is one part blacksmith; one part horse whisperer
April 11, 2019 - 11:39am
DICKINSON, N.D. - Horseshoes, and the people who shod them, have gone hand-in-hand with the rise and fall of nations since time immemorial. Historical...
Lip balm from central Minnesota county goes to Iraq
April 11, 2019 - 9:58am
OSAKIS, Minn. - U.S. soldiers serving overseas frequently find themselves working in all types of weather conditions. Spending so much time outdoors...
'Dire' times for dairy: Smith, Peterson urge speedy rollout of new dairy insurance program
April 9, 2019 - 4:29pm
LITCHFIELD, Minn. — A federal insurance program is being rolled out to help struggling, small dairies. It can’t come soon enough, according...
North Dakota Legislature weighs balancing hunting, landowner rights
April 6, 2019 - 12:21pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota stands alone in the region for its wide-open laws concerning who can go onto private property. Outdoors groups credit...
Defrauded Minnesota co-op goes after six big-game hunting firms
April 6, 2019 - 6:00am
ELBOW LAKE, Minn. — The defunct Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. in west-central Minnesota is going after more than $800,000 from six...
North Dakota trespassing law: Balance between farmers and hunters
April 5, 2019 - 9:24am
North Dakota is the only state in the region with wide-open laws about who can go on private property, and that has caused friction between sportsmen...
NDSU growing ag education
April 1, 2019 - 7:10am
NDSU is actively combating a nationwide shortage of ag education teachers, and seeing good results. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on...
Daughters agree to sell bankrupt ND farmer’s lake place in Minnesota
March 30, 2019 - 12:19pm
FARGO — Two adult daughters of bankrupt farmer Ron McMartin Jr. have reached an agreement that will allow the sale of a valuable piece of lake...
Report: Minnesota farm income lowest in 23 years
March 30, 2019 - 7:30am
Corn and soybean farmer Russ Elliott was born during the midst of the early 1980s farm crisis, but he has heard plenty of stories. “I’ve...
Nebraska flooding: Biggest disaster in state's history
March 22, 2019 - 10:39am
Nebraska farmers and ranchers are in the process of putting their lives back together after recent storms and flooding caused more than $1 billion...
Bills in North Dakota Legislature would move power to Ag Department
March 22, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — Proposals to move the Agricultural Products Utilization Committee and authority over grain buyers to the North Dakota Agriculture...