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Farmers need to be more productive, study says
November 1, 2019 - 6:00am
Farmers worldwide are getting better at raising food, but the world’s food needs are growing even faster than the increase in agricultural...
Families feeding families: South Dakota farmers react to livestock opposition
April 27, 2019 - 8:30am
While South Dakota continues to promote livestock development, public pushback is prompting farmers to go on the offensive. Watch the full...
Abortion, gun control proposals split Minnesota lawmakers in session's 3rd week
January 25, 2019 - 5:01pm
ST. PAUL -- Family members of those killed in texting and driving related accidents broke down in tears as they asked lawmakers to stiffen penalties...
Case against grain dealer grows — farmers may be out millions
January 25, 2019 - 11:41am
The case against a young North Dakota grain dealer grows and several farmers are seeking payments while he faces criminal charges.
'The crisis is now': Advocates urge rapid action on mental health support for farmers
January 24, 2019 - 3:04pm
ST. PAUL - Mental health counselors and farm advocates on Thursday, Jan. 24, urged lawmakers to take swift action in passing bills that would...
ND drought free as producers enjoy wetter days, 'fantastic' crops so far
July 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
DICKINSON, N.D.—There's been a lot of thunder, lightning and rain in western North Dakota this past week, emblematic of a fairly wet summer...
Research shows consumers trust farmers
February 19, 2018 - 7:24am
MITCHELL, S.D. — Most consumers are now several generations removed from the farm, and for the last 40 years that has led to a continual...
Plain Living: 'What happened to crop shares?'
June 26, 2017 - 5:15am
The caller said he'd enjoyed my column on rental rate negotiations between farmers and landlords. He also had a question for me. "What happened...
Farmers learn how to connect with consumers
April 3, 2017 - 10:13am
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Research shows most consumers want to know more about where their food comes from. Farmers and agribusiness professionals...
Minnesota farmer: Unconstitutional 'buffer strips' won't even work
March 28, 2017 - 9:39am
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. — I appreciate Mike Van Horn's words about Minnesota's buffer-strip law ("Buffer-strip law is 'unconstitutional land...
Struggling U.S. farm sector faces new threat as TPP dies
January 30, 2017 - 11:18am
CHICAGO -- U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to back out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, a $62 billion market for U.S. farmers,...
Communication key for farmers, non-farmers
December 19, 2016 - 11:59am
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Warren Formo deals with farmers and non-farmers. And he has some suggestions for agriculturalists who want to convince...
U.N.: Without urgent action, climate change will push millions into hunger
October 18, 2016 - 9:42am
ROME-- Farmers urgently need help to adapt their methods of growing food if the world is to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent climate...
U.S. farmers race to ready for Hurricane Matthew's blast
October 7, 2016 - 9:41am
NEW YORK -- Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, roiled commodities markets and forced companies from cane refiners...
Small farmers need incentives as falling food prices hurt incomes
October 4, 2016 - 9:55am
Falling food prices may be good news for millions of urban poor but not for small-scale farmers who will struggle to feed their families without...