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Titan Machinery cuts inventory, raises cash

Titan Machinery cuts inventory, raises cash

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As the nation’s ag economy experiences lower commodity prices, leaders of the world’s biggest string of farm machinery dealers have...

AgweekTV: Titan Machinery, Waters of the U.S. regulations, farming and the fair

AgweekTV: Titan Machinery, Waters of the U.S. regulations, farming and the fair

This week on AgweekTV, host Tracy Frank will tell viewers how North Dakota has taken the lead in the fight against Waters of the U.S. regulations. And...

Growing Together: 'Not in my backyard' plants should carry warning labels

Growing Together: 'Not in my backyard' plants should carry warning labels

Sometimes I feel sorry for plants because of our expectations. We want them to grow rapidly because we can't wait forever for plants to spread and "fi...

Jessie Veeder: Rules of fencing, the never-ending chore, are never forgotten

Jessie Veeder: Rules of fencing, the never-ending chore, are never forgotten

WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- There are jobs at the ranch that are truly enjoyable at times. Fencing is generally not one of them. Fencing at the ranch invol...

Katie Pinke: Heartfelt thanks for the Dalton First Responders

Katie Pinke: Heartfelt thanks for the Dalton First Responders

As our beloved American flag flies high this weekend and the fireworks light up the night sky, there’s a special group of people in our communities I ...

Not just about ag, 4-H offers 'something for everybody'

Not just about ag, 4-H offers 'something for everybody'

FARGO-Kids from across the state recently converged on North Dakota State University's campus to, among other things, compete in a cook-off using prod...

Charges filed in July 2012 cattle shooting

Charges filed in July 2012 cattle shooting

Dillon Gappert of Hensler, N.D., is in custody following criminal mischief charges filed in South Central District Court last week, according to Oliver County State's Attorney John Mahoney.

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SunEdison unit TerraForm to buy wind power plants for $2 billion

TerraForm Power Inc, a unit of SunEdison Inc, said it would buy 930 megawatt of wind power plants from Invenergy Wind LLC for $2 billion. Under the deal, TerraForm will acquire seven contracted wind farms in the United States and Canada, the company said on Monday.

Hog supplies, post holiday slump cool CME livestock futures

CHICAGO - U.S. livestock futures remained mostly sluggish on Monday at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as traders wrestled with strengthening grain prices, tight supplies of market-ready cattle, and visions of a glut of hogs straining U.S. slaughterhouse capacity in the coming months.

Otteson named agronomy seed farm director

Brian Otteson is the new director of North Dakota State University's Agronomy Seed Farm near Casselton. The farm produces foundation seed for North Dakota's certified seed industry and is involved in North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station research efforts at the Main Station in Fargo. The research focuses on evaluating and developing new crop varieties and providing data on varieties grown under eastern North Dakota growing conditions.

South Dakota Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch speaks at Aberdeen farmers’ market

South Dakota Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch speaks at Aberdeen farmers’ market

South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Lucas Lentsch spoke to producers and consumers at the Aberdeen Farmer’s Market on Thursday afternoon about the importance of local foods and the impact farmers’ markets have on South Dakota agriculture.

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Bolivian gourmet eatery creates quinoa communion wafers for pope

Bolivian gourmet eatery creates quinoa communion wafers for pope

LA PAZ - A Bolivian avant-garde restaurant hopes this week to serve a well-known non-paying customer and receive a holy seal of approval for its new creation: a quinoa-based communion wafer.

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Starbucks to hike coffee prices in some U.S. outlets

Starbucks to hike coffee prices in some U.S. outlets

Starbucks Corp said it would raise prices for some of its coffee beverages by 5-20 cents in the United States from Tuesday. Starbucks, however, will leave the prices of some popular beverages such as the Grande Brewed Coffee and the Frappuccino unchanged in most U.S. outlets, it said on Monday.

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Corn, soy slip on improved U.S. weather, Greece jitters

CHICAGO - U.S. corn and soybean futures dropped on Monday as lighter-than-expected U.S. rainfall eased fears about soggy Midwest crops while worries over Greece and China led investors to shun many commodity markets.

Bolivia eyes bond sale but U.S. rate hike uncertainty a snag

LA PAZ - Bolivia may issue up to $1 billion in international bonds this year to help finance new state-run industries and roads, but uncertainty over when the United States will raise interest rates is complicating timing, its economy minister said.

Higher feed costs could mean pork industry losses

Higher feed costs could mean pork industry losses

Weather-damaged corn and soybean fields are also harmful to hog producers. According to Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt, rising feed prices mean higher costs of production for the pork industry.

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Featured Staff Blogs

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3706/50/50/ AG RIGHT
Differing takes on key ag issues
It's no secret that scientists and the general public sometimes view things differently. Some newly released statistics from the Pew Research Center make that clear. The group found huge differences ...
7/2/15 at 11:14 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
Our Warmest Record Lows
The period of record for Fargo Moorhead weather is 135 years from 1881 to the present. So for each day of the year, there are 135 different examples. Over the entire calendar, the warmest daily record...
6/24/15 at 12:24 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3451/50/50/ EDITOR'S NOTES
A tasty breakfast (and some talk about UAVs)
I attended a brief breakfast seminar this week about progress with unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture. I knew Grand Forks was a hub of research for the farm state of North Dakota, but it seems t...
6/17/15 at 4:56 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
Equintissential summer event: Draft horse weekend at Towner, N.D.
If there's a way I can get to the 2015 Draft Horse field days, June 12-14 at RX Shire Ranch at Towner, N.D., I'm sure I'll do it -- at least to look in for a few hours. It strikes me as one of the t...
5/21/15 at 8:45 AM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Letter to Dave
Dear Dave, Jared was just here, Dave. You dont know him but he is one of the owners of the cattle I am custom grazing this summer. We had a good chat and went for a cruise to check the cattle. I forg...
7/4/15 at 6:53 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3721/50/50/ PRAIRIE FARE
Spillin’ the Beans About Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables
If I placed all the green beans I cut as a child from end to end, theyd probably reach from Fargo to Jamestown. Maybe the trail of beans only seems to have covered 100 miles. I became quite efficient...
7/1/15 at 8:13 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3725/50/50/ FARM BLEAT
In the mail
Every once in a while, a package arrives on my desk at work -- one of those big, yellow manilla envelopes that gets me excited about what I might find inside. Several months ago, I opened a rather la...
6/25/15 at 10:46 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3720/50/50/ THIS WOMAN WRITES
Sailboat Thoughts for Father's Day
Happy Father's Day -- make it more than a day. Maybe you own a sailboat, and maybe you don't. But the beauty of the human imagination -- and fine art -- is that we are free in our minds to sail wher...
6/17/15 at 12:44 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3724/50/50/ GARDEN TALK
Emerald Ash Borer – What now?
By Paul Wood, Master Gardener of Dakota County MDA Certified EAB First Responder This invader from China was first confirmed in Minnesota in 2009 in Southeast Minnesota. It was first found in the ...
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