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Innovation helps farmers get their corn chopped
November 2, 2019 - 7:47am
Mikkel Pates visited some northeast North Dakota farmers who found a new way to chop their water-logged corn.
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....
AgweekTV: Ashby, Minn., elevator fraud update
October 20, 2018 - 8:30am
Co-op members hope to recover assets after former manager made nearly $5 million in unauthorized transactions. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV...
Fargo cidery asking North Dakotans for apples to comply with state law
August 6, 2018 - 7:22am
FARGO — For Ethan and Breezee Hennings, opening a cidery in North Dakota was something they had hoped to do since moving back to the area...
AgweekTV: Johnson Cattle Drive
November 25, 2017 - 8:30am
It's the time of year when ranchers move their cattle out of the pastures and bring them home for the winter. AgweekTV headed to the Johnson...
New harvester hits market
November 7, 2016 - 12:14pm
NEWTON, Kan. — The combine got its name by combining three separate harvest functions — reaping, threshing and winnowing — in one machine....
South Dakota farmers harvest bumper crop despite challenges
November 7, 2016 - 12:06pm
ELK POINT, S.D. — Harvest progress has been lagging in South Dakota this fall, especially in the southeast. Above-normal precipitation and...
Big soybean yields ease financial pain
November 7, 2016 - 12:02pm
ANETA, N.D. — Scott Huso grows many crops, and most of them yielded well this growing season. But soybeans were the star, especially when price...
Beet harvest winds down
October 31, 2016 - 12:45pm
FARGO, N.D. — The sugar beet harvest campaign is largely finished in the Red River Valley, with American Crystal Sugar Co. shareholders setting...
Southwest Minnesota farmers call harvest maybe best ever
October 26, 2016 - 10:00am
WORTHINGTON — As rain clouds moved in Tuesday, southwest Minnesota farmers like Ron Obermoller of rural Brewster were busy steering their combines...
New $700,000 sugar beet harvester makes job a lot easier
October 18, 2016 - 9:39am
MURDOCK, Minn. – It’s a warm fall morning that followed enough rain to make fields slimy and prone to deep tractor-tire ruts, but a bright...
Wet conditions, crop prices make rough 2016
October 10, 2016 - 11:49am
ST. THOMAS, N.D. — “Forget 2016.” That’s what Randy McMartin says he wants to do, as he tills his ground so he can plant in 2017. Everyone’s...
Low prices, high expenses could lead to first net loss for SD corn growers in 11 years
October 10, 2016 - 10:07am
PLANKINTON, S.D. — Corn growers are facing the worst return on investment in 11 years, and one Plankinton producer is starting to feel the...
Rain forecast uncertain as farmers struggle to get into fields
September 22, 2016 - 11:23am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- It’s hard to say how much rain the Red River Valley will see this fall, but it’s likely the year will end wetter than...
Minn-Dak may leave 15 percent of acres unharvested
September 6, 2016 - 10:10am
WAHPETON, N.D. — Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative might leave up to 15 percent of its acres unharvested this year, as their yields might hit 20...