Farmers, landowners renegotiate rental agreements
In a normal year, many Upper Midwest farmers and landlords already would have agreed on 2015 rental rates for cropland and pasture. In a normal year, ...
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Regional ag lender survey shows farm debt rising
It might not be a return to the 1980s credit crisis, but another ag lender survey shows a yellow light for “slow” in the region’s agricultural pace h...
Sheep poised for a comeback
Cade and Casey Koenig carry pails of corn as impatient sheep wait expectantly. It’s a raw, blustery early winter morning and the pails are heavy, but ...
Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands
Herb Grenz looks across the expanse of his crops on the east side of the Missouri River and wonders if the 2015 North Dakota Legislature will offer a...
Farmers weigh crop insurance options
Upper Midwest farmers are wrapping up harvest. Now, with help from government employees, agricultural economists and others, they’re beginning their n...
New information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirms that overall pesticide chemical residues found on tested food don’t pose a safety concern. Data from the 2013 Pesticide Data Program was posted online Dec. 19 by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.
Jurors took less than three hours Dec. 18 to find a man guilty in the shooting death of Williston rancher Jack Sjol. Ryan Lee Stensaker, 35, of Williston had sat stone-faced throughout much of the five-day trial, but on the evening of Dec. 18 his face was drawn upon hearing the verdict in the Ward County Courthouse in Minot where the trial had been moved.
Four collector tractors Jim Haugen restored have found a home an ocean away in Norway. Haugen sold the tractors to a Norwegian buyer who had toured his farm a few times with Carrol Juven’s Fargo-based Norwegian Cultural Tours, which brings people from Norway on tours to the Fargo area. They visit museums, tractor shows and festivals all over the region, he says.RELATED CONTENT
European Union grain exporters will be the main beneficiaries of Russia’s pullback from international grain markets as Moscow races to cool domestic prices in the face of economic crisis, analysts and traders say.
South Korea is intensifying efforts to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease by inoculating all hogs in affected areas, the agriculture ministry says. South Korea earlier this month confirmed a fresh case of foot-and-mouth disease at a hog farm, five months after an outbreak elsewhere added to fears about food safety.
Chinese government approval for imports of a controversial type of Syngenta AG biotech corn increases the likelihood the seed maker will pay settlements to more than 100 U.S. farmers and exporters suing for damages from grain shipments rejected by Beijing, lawyers say.
Christi Offutt, CEO of RDO Equipment Co., has been named to succeed her father Ron Offutt as chair of RDO Enterprise, comprised of RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Co.RELATED CONTENT
The Dec. 17 agreement between the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations between the two countries could lead to improved trade possibilities and important opportunities for U.S. Agriculture, Upper Great Plains officials said.
The president and general manager of the nation’s only state-owned mill will receive a $61,857 bonus after a prosperous year in which the mill generated nearly $13.4 million in profits, the second highest in its 92-year history.
A top Chinese government official said the country has approved imports of genetically modified Agrisure Viptera corn and two varieties of soybeans, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Wednesday.