Skip to main content
Prairie Business magazine
talking points newsletter
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...
Low yields, depressed markets take toll on southwest Minnesota farmers
November 27, 2018 - 9:28pm
WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A challenging growing season, depressed markets, increased input costs and China’s imposed tariffs on agricultural products...
Balancing the variables of farming and ranching
September 24, 2018 - 7:08am
After several late night sessions of helping my husband plan for the next year on the farm, I'm reminded why I chose to make my living with words...
AgweekTV: Got Grains?
May 26, 2018 - 8:30am
NDSU’s cattle are getting some of their feed from an unusual source. They’re using brewing byproduct from a Fargo brewery in feed rations....
AgweekTV: Biotech Labeling
May 19, 2018 - 8:30am
USDA releases biotech labeling draft and hopes to implement rule by late summer. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest...
Trade, weather will have big consequences for prices
March 12, 2018 - 7:04am
BISMARCK — Tim Petry is tired of the word "record," because when it comes to livestock markets and production, "we are constantly setting...
Straight talk on land rent: Are landowners or renters right?
May 26, 2017 - 8:48am
Human beings are prone to classifying the world into good guys and bad guys, saints and sinners, victims and villains. We prefer clear-cut right...
N.D. farm performance rebounds in 2016
May 24, 2017 - 10:41am
North Dakota's farm financial performance exceeded expectations in 2016.
Good spring for planting; farmers making progress
May 15, 2017 - 11:16am
CROOKSTON, Minn. — Coty Wangen takes a few moments to wolf down his noon meal of hamburger/macaroni hotdish, aka "farmer" hotdish, "funeral"...
South Dakota farmers plan for planting
April 18, 2017 - 9:24am
BROOKINGS, S.D. — The 2017 planting season is in the early stages, but farmers have decided in advance what crops to seed. Estimates created...
Upper Midwest a hotspot for pulse crops
February 14, 2017 - 10:16am
MINOT, N.D. — Tim McGreevy, standing before an audience of farmers and industry leaders, reached into boxes filled with food products containing...
Fraudulent imports weigh on U.S. organic producers
February 6, 2017 - 4:20pm
ABERDEEN, S.D. — U.S. organic producers are increasingly competing with world producers who import products under the organic name, but don't...
The value of cover crops
February 6, 2017 - 4:15pm
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Cover crops are drawing greater interest from Upper Midwest farmers. Emily Evans says all producers, both organic and conventional,...
Mergers provide ‘healthy environment’ for farmers
January 30, 2017 - 9:35am
MANKATO, Minn. — Crop genetics and genetically modified organisms controlled by large international companies might not be embraced on social...
The drift: Ag adjusts to tricky tech
January 30, 2017 - 9:31am
MANKATO, Minn. — Farmers and applicators are getting the drift on how to cope with increasing complications over spray drift in 2017 and beyond....