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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...
Use technology to stay in business
December 4, 2019 - 1:05pm
FARGO, N.D. -- Don’t let your business become extinct by neglecting to adapt to technology. That was the message at the annual Nvision Conference,...
'We wouldn't be here without it': Internet providers launch rural broadband thanks to South Dakota program
August 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
PIERRE, S.D. — Don and Becky Bergeson live only a 15-minute drive from South Dakota's state Capitol building. Over the course of the six-mile...
NDSU researchers aiming for diabetes monitoring without a poke
February 1, 2019 - 9:26pm
FARGO — Dr. Danling Wang is determined to make keeping track of diabetes as easy as breathing. The North Dakota State University researcher...
Gate City Bank debuts SecureID hand-scanning technology
September 17, 2018 - 6:45am
FARGO — Customers of Gate City Bank may have noticed the teller lines moving a bit faster in recent weeks. The speedy service is thanks...
AgweekTV: Visas denied for Big Iron visitors
September 15, 2018 - 8:30am
The Big Iron International Visitors Program had only 50 participants this year due to the U.S. State Department denying far more visas than in...
Technology 'unification' project digs into hundreds of North Dakota state systems, websites
August 26, 2018 - 8:02am
BISMARCK—Information technology serving North Dakota state agencies totals more than 800 "legacy" IT systems and 160 websites, according...
AgweekTV: The Changing Face of Ag
July 28, 2018 - 8:30am
Upper Midwest agriculture is seeing more diversity. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest agri-weather outlook with...
AgweekTV: Dicamba Damage in 2018
July 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Off-target drift is a problem again this crop season. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get the latest agri-weather outlook with...
The land of milk and money: Dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
July 4, 2018 - 3:10pm
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Phillip Rotz fears for his family's future in dairy farming. His small 55-cow farm, Twin Oaks Dairy south of Detroit...
Commentary: Trump didn’t invent the Internet, but he's bringing it to rural America
June 13, 2018 - 4:22pm
Rural Americans have been left in the dust of the modern technology age as the rest of the country speeds through the 21st Century. Today’s...
AgweekTV: One-of-a-kind dairy
June 2, 2018 - 8:30am
Success in today's dairy industry revolves around efficiency and technology. Mikkel Pates visited a robotic rotary parlor that's only the second...
A tech pioneer talks: Satellite imagery's role in ag
March 12, 2018 - 7:02am
FARGO — Lanny Faleide is a farmer turned technological pioneer whose work has been praised by NASA. For 24 years, his self-described "bleeding-edge"...
Electric cars sales, efficiency continue to grow
February 20, 2018 - 7:27pm
DULUTH—If Northlanders really wanted to be like Norwegians we'd stow the cross-country skis and stoic love of cold and buy a Tesla. Norway...
Dilly dilly! How barley is turned into beer
January 13, 2018 - 8:30am
We'll take a look inside the Anheuser-Busch Malting Plant in Moorhead to see how local barley is made into malt, a key ingredient in Budweiser...