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MOSES organic farm group names new leader
January 9, 2020 - 7:00am
Lauren Langworthy is no stranger to organic agriculture or the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, better known as MOSES. Now,...
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
April 21, 2018 - 8:30am
A large scale farmer in the Stephen, Minnesota area, has gone out of business, leaving lots of debt behind. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV...
AgweekTV: From Beans to Bars
March 31, 2018 - 8:30am
A Fergus Falls couple makes award-winning artisanal chocolate from beans grown around the world. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com...
AgweekTV: Food blogger Molly Yeh makes the big time
December 16, 2017 - 8:30am
We all know the classic story of farm kids who can't wait to get to the big city, but more and more, that trend is reversing and young people...
AgweekTV: Kids for Kids
October 7, 2017 - 8:30am
There's a place in Minnesota where many 4-H kids get their goats to raise and show for the summer. Agweek's Shawna Olson takes you to Erhard...
AgweekTV: Soybeans for Sale
October 7, 2017 - 8:30am
Some of the world's largest buyers of US soy come to North Dakota to check on the crop. Watch the full episode of AgweekTV on Agweek.com Get...
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...
Farmers get creative with crops in off-season to compete with corporations
January 16, 2017 - 10:56am
VERGAS, Minn. — It’s not always easy being a local farmer, but they seem to find a way to make the gig work. Whether it’s getting creative...
New leader for organic, sustainable ag group
September 19, 2016 - 9:36am
SPRING VALLEY, Wis. — John Mesko has worn many hats in agriculture. Now, he has a new one: executive director of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable...
Crookston farmer embraces trend of growing organic crops
August 1, 2016 - 9:54am
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- In the spring of 1998, farmer Robin Brekken felt discontent about raising crops conventionally. That year, he decided to...
South Dakota beats national average increase in organic operations
June 10, 2016 - 8:29am
MADISON, S.D.-- Charlie Johnson grew up on an organic farm started by his father 40 years ago. The way his family farms hasn't changed much for...
Organic shift harder with low crop prices
February 2, 2016 - 10:04am
MADISON, S.D. -- Charlie Johnson of Madison, S.D., a former president of the Northern Plains Sustainable Agricultural Society, sees a strong...
Author: Organic success is in marketing
December 1, 2015 - 9:34am
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Hiram "Hi" Drache has never been one to pull intellectual punches. At 91, the Concordia College historian-in-residence remains...
On Kragnes Family Farms in Minnesota broccoli and big agriculture share space
May 5, 2015 - 9:32am
Moorhead, Minn. -- Spring means nonstop activity at Kragnes Family Farms, where David Kragnes and his son Ben are putting corn seed in a planter...
Grocery store is Fargo entrepreneur's latest venture
November 11, 2014 - 12:59pm