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Worthington Ag Parts celebrates 50 years

Worthington Ag Parts celebrates 50 years

Worthington Ag Parts has put the name Worthington on the world map. The agricultural tractor salvage business celebrates its 50th anniversary this yea...

ND farmer works as coal miner

ND farmer works as coal miner

Jayme Boeshans, with help from family and friends, is building a modest farmstead north of Beulah, N.D. It’s isn’t far from the house where he grew up...

Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch

Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch

Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, h...

ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis

ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis

BELFIELD, N.D. — Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the ot...

Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom

Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom

Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge. ...

Grain prices updated daily

Grain prices updated daily

Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture

Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture

With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers. “We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.

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Minnesota State Fair’s livestock barns stay real (and rural)

Minnesota State Fair’s livestock barns stay real (and rural)

After a full day of work at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last month, Mark Goodrich went home to his ranch outside Glenwood City to check on the cattle.

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Pilot uninjured as aerial sprayer crash-lands in Minn.

An aerial sprayer crash-landed Tuesday afternoon in a cornfield southeast of Kerkhoven, Minn., the Swift County Sheriff’s Office reported. Investigati

Minn. dairy industry crowns 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Minn. dairy industry crowns 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way

Jeni Haler, a 19-year-old college student from Norwood Young America, Minn., representing Carver County, was crowned the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Aug. 20.

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Goehring urges action to counter flooding in ND

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging farmers and ranchers in western and central North Dakota to take action to protect their livestock and other property from possible flooding.

Study: Deadly US pig virus can be carried in animal feed

A research study has shown for the first time that livestock feed can carry a virus that has killed about 13 percent of the U.S. hog herd, the study’s lead author says, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks.

Floods submerge cane fields in North India

Heavy monsoon rains in India have caused flooding in the country’s main sugar producing state Uttar Pradesh, but the full extent of any damage to the crop will not be known until floodwaters recede.

Drones could be ag’s next big thing

Drones could be ag’s next big thing

After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone. The Dallas, S.D., cattle farmer and his friend Brad Kahler, of Colome, live two miles apart and were checking out a drone demonstration on Aug. 19, the opening day of Mitchell’s Dakotafest. The drones look cool, for sure, hovering and flying, with the high-quality models traveling up to 35 to 40 mph and weighing only 3 to 5 pounds.

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Belarus cancels import ban on live cattle from EU

Belarus, aiming to boost food exports to neighboring Russia, has cancelled a ban on live cattle from the European Union, Yuri Pivovarchuk, the head of veterinary surveillance at Belarussian agriculture ministry, said.

South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND

South Africans learn new farming techniques, enjoy life in ND

This year, five Lankin, N.D.-area farms are hosting a total of a dozen young international farm workers, including 10 from South Africa, one from Brazil and from the Eastern European country of Moldova.

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Featured Staff Blogs

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1157/50/50/ AG RIGHT
The delights of dairy
The North Dakota family farm on which I grew up didn't include dairy cows. Thank goodness. Beef cows and small grains, which we did have, held some appeal. Dairy cows had none, at least to me. We had ...
8/20/14 at 10:49 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
WE Fest Weather
It can and does rain at WE Fest. But the annual Lakes Area gathering does not have a reputation for stormy weather like Rib Fest and the Red River Valley Fair do. This has a lot to do with the calenda...
8/6/14 at 10:27 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3451/50/50/ EDITOR'S NOTES
A donated blog idea
In mining blog topic ideas from friends today, one mentioned the issue of family farms struggling to keep younger generations in ag. Some potential young farmers are choosing more lucrative careers in...
7/31/14 at 3:50 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
BNSF'S John Miller says 2014 harvest should go smoother
  I interviewed John Miller (left)BNSF Railway's group vice president for agriculture, and Amy McBeth, a BNSF communications official for the company, in Mandan, N.D., after their meeting with t...
7/31/14 at 2:49 PM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is a special night-time edition of Rural Reflections Radio. It is titled Wilson's Traveling Sprinkler...
8/19/14 at 7:57 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/720/50/50/ AMY'S RANCH SLANTS
What You Can Get Away with on a Farm or Ranch
This column was originally published February 12, 2014 Farm and ranch residents may not have a grocery store or WalMart located only minutes away, but there are some advantages to living out of tow...
7/1/14 at 8:21 AM

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