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Agweek receives national award for expanded coverage

Agweek receives national award for expanded coverage

The Audrey Mackiewicz Special Award was given out Monday night at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and was accepted by reporters Jonathan ...

Organic farmer sues to stop industrial park

Organic farmer sues to stop industrial park

MENOKEN, N.D. — Thane Dockter, 42, has put a lot of his life into building an organic farm, and now he says his future is turned upside-down by an ind...

AgweekTV: Rain and the lack of it continues to dominate ag talk

AgweekTV: Rain and the lack of it continues to dominate ag talk

We’ll take you to Wahpeton, N.D., to Minn-Dak and show you how a sugar beet gets turned into something sweet. And NDSU offers children a chance to ge...

Growing Together: Coaching readers on vegetable gardening basics

Growing Together: Coaching readers on vegetable gardening basics

FARGO -- Have you ever hesitated trying something new because you didn't know where to begin? I've never golfed. Picture me showing up at a golf cours...

National Guard to help fight avian influenza

National Guard to help fight avian influenza

WILLMAR, Minn. -- The State Emergency Operations Center announced Sunday that 30 National Guard soldiers will haul water needed for avian influenza decontamination today through Wednesday. The soldiers will come from the 682nd Engineer Battalion in Willmar and the A Company, 134th Brigade Support Battalion of Brooklyn Park, according to a media release.

Katie Pinke: A special circle

Katie Pinke: A special circle

Even though my big city school had hundreds of more students, I didn’t graduate with any more knowledge and my group of friends and experiences wasn’t...

ADM to add soy crushing at North Dakota, Ontario plants

Grain-handling and food-processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Monday that it will add soybean crushing flexibility at its plants at Enderlin, North Dakota, and Windsor, Ontario.

Climate indicators suggest El Nino is forming

SYDNEY - Climate indicators are nearing levels associated with an El Nino weather event, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said on Tuesday. Pacific Ocean sea temperatures now exceed El Nino thresholds, the bureau said, while trade winds have weakened over the last few weeks - suggesting coupling between the ocean and atmosphere may be occurring.

Agweek receives national award for expanded coverage

Agweek receives national award for expanded coverage

The Audrey Mackiewicz Special Award was given out Monday night at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and was accepted by reporters Jonathan Knutson and Mikkel Pates.

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Weather Talk: More rain would be good

Weather Talk: More rain would be good

The drought has received very little attention because the only ill-effect so far has been a few windy days with a few wild fires, which happens lots of times in spring. But May and June will bring consistently much warmer temperatures and higher evaporation rates so that, without good rain, things will start to get very dry.

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Yemen struggles to import food as coalition navies hold up more ships

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Corn, wheat fall to 6-month lows on U.S. weather

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Chipotle goes GMO-free in first for fast-food sector

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