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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...
Minnesota farmer promotes wheat worldwide
March 21, 2019 - 6:00am
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Rhonda Larson has just spent a busy late-winter day substitute teaching kindergarten in the morning and second grade...
Legislature weighs replacing NDSU facility labeled as an ‘embarrassment’
March 20, 2019 - 6:00am
BISMARCK — To get distilled water in North Dakota State University’s Harris Hall, one must first make sure no one is using the men’s bathroom....
NDSU lobbies for new $78 million ag research center
March 18, 2019 - 6:02am
North Dakota ag groups and NDSU officials are asking the state legislature to support a new agricultural research center on campus to replace...
3 Minnesota sites still in running for new home of USDA agencies; sites in Dakotas eliminated
March 12, 2019 - 3:48pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has narrowed its search for the new homes of two of its agencies and hundreds of its employees with three...
Conclusion to U.S.-China trade deal expected to arrive end of March, Perdue says
March 8, 2019 - 10:14am
The U.S. and China continue negotiations on a trade deal but farm groups say they won’t declare success without some stipulations. Watch...
Ag tech firm to plant 10K acres with driverless tractors
March 6, 2019 - 8:14pm
FARGO — The chief executive of an Iowa company has announced a “stretch goal” to plant 10,000 acres of American soybeans in 2019. The...
Pulse crops on the rise?
February 28, 2019 - 4:22pm
With lower prices and profit potential for soybeans, farmers in the northern Corn Belt are looking for alternatives. Watch the full episode...
Winter claims at least 19 Minnesota dairy barns
February 28, 2019 - 10:17am
BUFFALO, Minn. — Minnesota’s long, snowy and windy winter is taking a toll on dairy barns in the state. At least 19 barns, most in the central,...
American Chopper episode featuring ND Farmers Union to air March 5
February 26, 2019 - 4:30pm
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — When the North Dakota Farmers Union wanted to commission Paul Jr. Designs to build a custom motorcycle celebrating family...
Minnesota hemp farmers could sell to medical marijuana producers under new bill
February 26, 2019 - 2:29pm
ST. PAUL — A new market could emerge for Minnesota’s licensed hemp farmers. Bipartisan legislation introduced Feb. 18 in the state Senate...
New South Dakota Ag in the Classroom program in 102 schools
February 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
PIERRE, S.D. — A new Ag in the Classroom program for South Dakota is taking off in its first year, available in 102 of the 150 school districts...
Megatrends in Agriculture: High-tech opportunities are coming for farmers
February 22, 2019 - 10:02am
How megatrends in ag technology are shaping the future of farming. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest agri-weather...
Family makes tough decision to sell cows
February 15, 2019 - 10:17am
Low milk prices the last couple of years have taken their toll on the dairy industry. Katie Pinke talked to one Minnesota family that's made...