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Precision agriculture for livestock, not just crops
January 27, 2020 - 6:00am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Travis Bell knew exactly how many pounds of feed each pen of cattle in his 1,500 head feedlot in Fordville, N.D., got on...
The next Wagyu beef?
January 25, 2020 - 8:30am
The Piedmontese cattle breed has a unique genetic ability to create meat that is incredibly lean, but very tender. The breed makes up only one...
Upcoming edition tackles architecture, finances and taxes
January 23, 2020 - 10:45am
I look out my office window and see a blanket of white. It merges with the white sky above, giving a feeling of cold even though a space heater...
PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week of Jan. 23
January 23, 2020 - 9:49am
A number of new hires join the Flint Group Flint Group, a full-service communication and marketing agency, has hired Tyler Lebens as a copywriter....
US import prices up in 2019
January 22, 2020 - 10:57am
Prices for imports into the United States rose 0.5 percent in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, after decreasing 0.9 percent...
Increased numbers of open beef cows coming to market
January 18, 2020 - 8:30am
The disastrous weather in 2019 is having a long-lasting effect on livestock producers. More open beef cows are coming to market as a result of...
Minnesota awards $5.3 million to nine cities for projects
January 17, 2020 - 12:36pm
St. PAUL, Minn. – More than $5 million has been awarded to nine communities by Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development...
PRAIRIE PEOPLE: Week of Jan. 16
January 16, 2020 - 9:35am
Starion Bank names new president, promotes others BISMARCK, N.D. – There have been several recent changes at Starion Bank, including the naming...
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.
The Sorting Pen: Will GMO outrage fade like tractor outrage did?
January 16, 2020 - 7:00am
In recent months, I’ve started listening more to podcasts than to traditional radio as I drive. This is, in large part, because of the fact...
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...
Comcast customers eligible for $1.4M in refunds following overbilling
January 15, 2020 - 12:47pm
ST. PAUL — More than 15,000 Minnesotans will receive $1.4 million in refunds under a settlement agreement between the state and telecommunications...
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...
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...
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...