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Minnesota woman raises LaMancha goats for 20-plus years

Minnesota woman raises LaMancha goats for 20-plus years

Animals have always been a big part of Lori Guenther's life. "I just love it," she said. "I can't think of me living a life without animals." She gr...

Abnormal planting seasons might be the new norm in Upper Midwest

Abnormal planting seasons might be the new norm in Upper Midwest

Marlow Nelson, a 68-year-old Powers Lake, N.D., farmer, used to have a pretty good idea of what spring planting season would bring. Though no two spri...

AgweekTV: Learning about Lamancha goats

AgweekTV: Learning about Lamancha goats

Check out AgweekTV! This week, reporter Tracy Frank shows viewers the charm of Lamancha goats....

Agweek pets of the week: The feisty animals of Doubting Thomas Farms

Agweek pets of the week: The feisty animals of Doubting Thomas Farms

Who’s your pet who’s become part of your family? We’d love to meet him or her! Email a photo or video of your favorite farm animal - barn cats and fie...

Lee to receive honorary degree

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Robert E. “Bob” Lee, a rancher from Judith Gap, Mont., and respected leader in the agricultural community, will receive an honorary doctorate in animal and range sciences from Montana State University during the university’s spring commencement May 9.

Weather Talk: It's hard to dress for March weather

Weather Talk: It's hard to dress for March weather

Fargo-Moorhead is a perfect example of a continental climate in which the temperature can vary as air is blown around the region by various random weather patterns. The greatest one-day range was 44 degrees on March 14 when it was 24 in the morning and 68 in the afternoon.

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Skolness receives Farmers National Co. award

Eric Skolness, of Glyndon, Minn., was recently recognized for his efforts in developing new business for Farmers National Co. during 2014.

N.D. 4-Hers compete in agronomy judging contest

Hammer appointed to Equine Council

Carrie Hammer, the North Dakota State University Extension Service’s equine specialist, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Council for the Horses and Humans Research Foundation.

SDSU names new director

BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State University’s College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences has appointed Lora Duxbury Berg as director of marketing and communications, pending approval from the Board of Regents.

Weather Talk: 75 degrees in March spoiled us

With the weather warming up the next few days, it is apparent the month of March will finish about seven degrees warmer than average. Even though most of us were disappointed in the weather, it was probably the early warmth (75 degrees March 15) that spoiled us.

Minnesota Corn Growers hires research director

Soybeans cut swath through Western Canada wheat belt

Soybeans cut swath through Western Canada wheat belt

Soybeans, once a novelty in Western Canadian fields, are poised to reach record-large acreage again this year, and some of the world’s biggest seed companies are betting they have further room to grow in a country known for wheat and canola.

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North Dakota Farmers Union will seek referendum on exemptions to anti-corporate farming law

Leaders of North Dakota’s largest farmer-member organization decided Friday to pursue a ballot measure asking voters to reject a recently signed bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations.

Featured Staff Blogs

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3706/50/50/ AG RIGHT
Farming's version of March Madness
March Madness is what the NCAA calls its annual men's basketball tournament during the month. It's a catchy marketing term, of course, but it's not pure exaggeration. A lot of people are passionate, s...
3/27/15 at 9:16 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
Continental vs Maritime
The temperature this month in Fargo Moorhead has ranged from eleven below zero to 75 degrees for a range of 86 degrees in a month. Its hard to dress for that. Fargo Moorhead is a perfect example of a ...
3/24/15 at 11:00 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
Jeff Broin: Poet LLC executive chair is a pioneer in his 40s
It's been 35 years since I was an undergraduate at South Dakota State University in Brookings. I wrote about the 1978 and tractorcades to Washington, D.C., for The Collegian, the SDSU student newspape...
3/4/15 at 10:41 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3451/50/50/ EDITOR'S NOTES
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...
2/17/15 at 6:00 PM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Letter to Dave
  (inspiration for the "feeling accomplished from getting my vehicle washed" came from Beth Kezer-my second cousin. Thanks Beth-royalty check is in the mail) Dear Dave, Lets just cut to th...
3/28/15 at 8:04 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3721/50/50/ PRAIRIE FARE
Do You Like to “Ham Up” Your Menus?
Ive long been a fan of ham, and pork in general. Whenever I was able to influence the holiday menu at home or at a relatives home, I requested ham or pork roast. Sometimes I got my wish. So, several ...
3/27/15 at 8:27 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3720/50/50/ THIS WOMAN WRITES
Other Humans Are Not Our Servants
It is a universal truth that people who like the Jane Austen book,Pride and Prejudice, frequently go beyond mere "like" to excessive admiration. One of my own daughters is just such a fan, revisiting ...
3/27/15 at 4:55 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3723/50/50/ EVERYDAY GOURMET
Beer and Bacon Mussels
This just might be my new favorite way to eat mussels. Sure, I love all sorts of them from the traditional shallot and white wine based sauces to the more indulgent coconut curry, but there is just so...
3/27/15 at 8:19 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3728/50/50/ SHOOTIN' THE WIT
The Truce: My venture with unemployment
I was let go from my past job. Before you get all excited looking to eat up the latest gossip, you wont find it here. Im not writing to dump on my previous employer. Im not posting this to get sympa...
3/26/15 at 6:34 AM

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