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AgweekTV: Silo Gazebo
October 12, 2019 - 8:30am
After five years of work there is a gazebo on top of an old silo in Morris, Minn.
North Dakota’s legacy on ’80s ag recovery: Farmer helped implement famous PIK program
October 7, 2019 - 6:00am
MOTT, N.D. — An ambitious man from Mott was an early victim of the 1980s farm credit crisis and would play a key government role in getting...
AgweekTV: GleaND: Gleaning Fields to Help the Hungry
October 5, 2019 - 8:30am
A cornfield in the heart of Fargo is being picked for the Great Plains Food Bank.
Lender: I hope every credit trainer remembers 1980s lessons
October 1, 2019 - 6:00am
FARGO — Ken Knudsen would just as soon forget the farm stress of the 1980s, but he hopes today’s ag lenders remember its lessons.Knudsen,...
Cattle industry urged to move away from handshake deals
September 30, 2019 - 6:00am
MINOT, N.D. — If something can go wrong in the cattle business, Todd Wilkinson has seen it. Wilkinson, of De Smet, S.D., partners in a feedyard...
AgweekTV: Aronia Growth: Purple berry packs healthiest punch
September 28, 2019 - 8:30am
Although aronia berries are native to North America, they've only been grown in the U.S. for a few years. Emma Vatnsdal has more on these powerful...
For auction business that boomed in ’80s, landscape is different now
September 26, 2019 - 7:00am
FARGO — The impact of the U.S. trade war with China on farm commodity prices is bad, but it is not clear whether low prices and a lack of markets...
A tough year for wheat farmers
September 25, 2019 - 5:00am
PARK RIVER, N.D. — Aaron Kjelland says he’s “inherently an optimist.” That’s a good thing, even a necessity, in modern agriculture....
Extension program addresses rural opioid misuse
September 23, 2019 - 4:30pm
FARGO — From 2008 to 2015, opioid prescriptions increased 59.7% in North Dakota, and enough opioids were prescribed in South Dakota in 2017...
Rains are too much, too late for farmers
September 10, 2019 - 8:52pm
EDINBURG, N.D. — Gray clouds spitting rain on his eyeglasses, Lindsey Fingarson pulls up a rain gauge from the soggy ground on his farmstead...
At Big Iron Farm Show, panel highlights role of those pushing through aid payments
September 10, 2019 - 4:38pm
WEST FARGO, N.D. -- U.S. Department of Agriculture checks to farmers will play a vital role in economic survival in 2019, a year of devastating...
Grand Forks student asks for wheat samples from farmers to make 'The Bread of North Dakota'
September 9, 2019 - 7:00am
GRAND FORKS — Oliver Dalmi believes it’s time North Dakota wheat and the farmers who grow it get the recognition they deserve. Dalmi, a senior...
Inside the used car dealership of North Dakota grain embezzler: Manager says he never knew about ill-gotten grain
September 9, 2019 - 6:00am
Lettuce Abound: Minnesota farm grows crop aeroponically
September 7, 2019 - 8:30am
Lettuce Abound Farms grows seven different varieties of lettuce using no natural sunlight and just 4% of the water typically needed. Watch...
Wet weather hampering crops, causing quality concerns in North Dakota
September 3, 2019 - 12:45pm
WILLISTON, N.D. — Wet weather is raising quality concerns for wheat and pulse crops in scattered areas of North Dakota, depending on how mature...