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South Dakota tops nation in bison sales

South Dakota tops nation in bison sales

South Dakota is the leading producer of bison in the United States — and that’s nothing new.

Specialty crops draw more interest after drop in wheat, corn and soybean prices

Specialty crops draw more interest after drop in wheat, corn and soybean prices

Tyler Lang might be a little busier than usual the next few months. The Sterling, N.D., seed salesman handles crops such as barley, oats and field pe...

VIDEO: AgweekTV, Episode 7

VIDEO: AgweekTV, Episode 7

This week's episode of AgweekTV highlights the recent Northern Soybean Expo in Fargo, including noted speaker Patrick Moore. The show also delves into the recent increase in sheep numbers across the nation and profiles one of the nation's top auctioneers. Catch the latest weather forecasts and more every week on AgweekTV.

South Dakota’s thriving dairy industry sets example for neighboring states

South Dakota’s thriving dairy industry sets example for neighboring states

PARKER, S.D. — South Dakota’s steady growth in livestock development in the past decade has come with some changes in corporate structures, but also s...

Weather Talk: Even on cold days, sun now causing snow to melt

Although the weather is still cold, on almost any sunny day there is meltwater visible on streets, sidewalks and parking lots. The days are getting longer but, more to the point, the sun is getting higher in the sky. More direct sunlight is able to pass through the atmosphere and heat the ground. Bright, white snow reflects a lot of the sunlight, but darker surfaces like roads and roofs absorb some of the rays and warm up.

USDA extends Feb. 27 deadline for yields, base acres

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the Feb. 27 deadline to update yield history or reallocate base acres until March 31.

Coming Home: Winters on the prairies took immense strength

Coming Home: Winters on the prairies took immense strength

My Great-Grandmother Gudrun was Strong Man Johnson. At least that’s what she’d tell her grandkids when she was outside the window of the house, declaring to lift it off its foundation, sending my dad and his brother and sister screaming inside as they swore they felt the living room floor sway and tilt underneath them.

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Ag groups rally as cuts eyed to food stamp and insurance programs

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Lower corn acreage projected for 2015 season

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US Corn Belt farmland values down 3 percent in 2014

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South Dakota tops nation in bison sales

South Dakota is the leading producer of bison in the United States — and that’s nothing new.

Reducing consumer food waste could save $300 billion yearly by 2030

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
Prevented-plant crop insurance adjustments, weaknesses
Above is a photo I took of some cropland east of Dickinson, N.D., that wasn't planted on July 2, 2014. It was a prevented-plant (PP) crop insurance situation because of some very wet planting season w...
2/28/15 at 9:10 AM
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One added benefit of warmer weather in March is better gas mileage in our cars. Cold weather causes a significant drop in fuel efficiency, especially in very cold winter climates like ours. There are ...
2/27/15 at 11:44 PM
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It's one of the most famous scenes from one of the most famous episodes ("The Trouble with Tribbles") of the original and best Star Trek series. An obnoxious, self-important bureaucrat wants to lectu...
2/27/15 at 12:50 PM
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A TV star
As many of you might have already noticed, Im now a superstar. I have between 20 and 30 seconds of on-camera fame each week. The fan mail, autograph requests and pleas for my appearance at childrens b...
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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Letter to Dave
Dear Dave, It was a good talk the other night. You are one of the few people in the world who is willing to talk to me about crazy inventions. It makes me happy to know that if I ever need technical ...
2/28/15 at 7:39 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3721/50/50/ PRAIRIE FARE
Do You Know How to “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle”?
March is designated National Nutrition Month by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and thats a great time to take steps to develop a healthful eating plan as we move toward spring. Ask yourself t...
2/27/15 at 8:21 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3724/50/50/ GARDEN TALK
Winter Continues and I'm Planning for Spring
It's that time of year again. My thoughts and expectations are focused onspring andthe new growing season however, winter continues! Looking for the bright spot in this, it does give me time to ponder...
2/22/15 at 10:42 PM
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Christians: We Are Family, Not Employees
Once a month or so I pass by this church with a dreadful LED sign: "COME TO ME!" it blares in red, "AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST! "MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 A.M. "ADULT & CHLDRNS STUDYTIME ...
2/20/15 at 3:22 PM
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Special days ahead
Did you know there is a celebration or special day for every single day on the calendar? I hadnt really researched it until yesterday, when I was desperate to come up with something to write about for...
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