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The Sorting Pen: Learning the ag history of the region through biography
22 hours 2 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...
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
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...
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...
NDSU looks at high tech weed control
June 1, 2019 - 8:30am
Weed control is a big aspect of a new five-year, $5 million project at NDSU to use precision technology for ag research. Watch the full episode...
African swine fever presents a real risk to US pigs, expert says
May 30, 2019 - 6:00am
While countries across the globe work to eliminate African swine fever, John Deen says he hopes that U.S. pork producers continue to strive to...
Hoeven seeks to fill in blanks on ag trade aid, but some rules still being written
May 29, 2019 - 7:00am
FARGO — A little sunshine, a recent bump upward in prices for crops and another federal program to help ease the pain of a trade war are not...
'He ruined 30-plus lives here': South Dakota feedlot’s financial collapse leaves investors feeling betrayed
May 28, 2019 - 6:00am
CORSICA, S.D. — The Blom cattle fiasco of 2019 in Douglas County, S.D., will affect farm families for decades and generations to come, victims...
South Dakota cattle scheme
May 25, 2019 - 8:30am
Victims of a Ponzi scheme-like cattle operation say it will affect farm families for generations. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com...
Trade talks testing North Dakota farmers
May 22, 2019 - 5:41pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota farmers are feeling the crunch of a combination of things this spring, and maybe the hardest part is that they can’t...
Rancher, former legislator Ryan Taylor joins Ducks Unlimited policy team
May 22, 2019 - 1:37pm
BISMARCK — Ryan Taylor, a fourth-generation rancher, published author, former policy maker and advocate for rural people and rural places,...
Farmers under pressure
May 18, 2019 - 8:30am
Tough times in ag are taking a toll on mental health. Farmers and ranchers need to make sure they're taking care of themselves. Watch the...