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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges

A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges

Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- every...

AgweekTV: Rain helps some growers, but costs others acreage and planting time

AgweekTV: Rain helps some growers, but costs others acreage and planting time

Recent rains have helped some farmers but delayed planting for others, NDSU’s cattle research complex boasts some high-tech features, and Ryan Taylor is back with more of his Cowboy Logic.

Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome

Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome

Bruce Asfeld is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way i...

U.S. bird flu causing egg squeeze, emergency measures

U.S. bird flu causing egg squeeze, emergency measures

As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps: importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives.

Katie Pinke: Not all rural created equal

Katie Pinke: Not all rural created equal

How can we inspire, empower and encourage the next generation of rural residents? I don’t have the answers, but even though not all of rural America l...

Young farmer follows in footsteps of generations past

Young farmer follows in footsteps of generations past

Dustin McGregor grew up wanting to be a farmer, never knowing whether tough times in agriculture would allow it to happen. “I honestly didn’t know if ...

Rainy weekend to relieve parts of drought-stricken region

Rainy weekend to relieve parts of drought-stricken region

FARGO — After another rainy weekend, most of the North Dakota and half of Minnesota are now out of drought status, according to Thursday's report from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

AgweekTV: Rain helps some growers, but costs others acreage and planting time

Recent rains have helped some farmers but delayed planting for others, NDSU’s cattle research complex boasts some high-tech features, and Ryan Taylor is back with more of his Cowboy Logic.

Parts of northwest Minnesota got excess rain

Parts of northwest Minnesota got excess rain

One of the joys of agriculture is receiving the right amount of rain at the right time. One of the frustrations is getting too much. Farmers and ranchers in Minnesota’s Polk County have known both the good and bad this month.

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Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome

Minnesota dairyman says buffer legislation worrisome

Bruce Asfeld is one farmer who is glad Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s full plan to install 50-foot buffers on waterways everywhere didn’t pass the way it was proposed. Dayton unexpectedly vetoed the compromise legislation May 23, leaving more uncertainty about what the final law could stipulate.

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Hi-tech Canadian research studies resistance

Hi-tech Canadian research studies resistance

The brightest light in Canada is helping illumine one of the biggest challenges facing wheat and barley growers around the world.

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STB should restrike balance for shippers

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board recently announced it will hold hearings in June to address whether the system for challenging rail rates can or should be made simpler and less expensive.

Weather Talk: Despite recent rains, no major flooding in region

Weather Talk: Despite recent rains, no major flooding in region

In the space of thirteen days, from May 6 to May 18, Fargo Moorhead’s annual precipitation total to the date went from the 17th driest on record to the 15th wettest. The 5.82 inches of rain that fell those thirteen days alone would rank in 8th place on the list of wettest Mays.

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Weather Talk: Flooding tied to temperature and annual precipitation

Weather Talk: Flooding tied to temperature and annual precipitation

Rainfall and heavy rainfall go together. That is, when there is a pattern of above-average and more frequent rainfall, it is also more likely that there will be a downpour.

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Jessie Veeder: After miles of backroads, understanding what we're all about

Jessie Veeder: After miles of backroads, understanding what we're all about

Sitting next to me on my desk is my calendar. I've been obsessing over it for the last month or so, because I've just released my new album, and that means making plans for performances in communities across the state.

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A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges

A new crop of farmers ready to face the challenges

Alex Bata didn’t expect to be a farmer. Growing up in Adams, Bata was active in high school in “football, basketball, golf, student council -- everything I could get my hands on. I just didn’t think about farming.”

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Dairy recognized for environmental practices

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. — Dorrich Dairy in Glenwood, Minn., has been recognized with a 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
Cold Air Funnels
The region of the United States from North Dakota eastward to Michigan probably has more incidences of cold air funnels than anywhere else in the country. Cold air funnels are condensation funnels tha...
5/25/15 at 11:56 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3706/50/50/ AG RIGHT
Let it wave
The flag is waving this long Memorial Day Weekend over countless rural cemeteries in Agweek Country. The video here Flagis from acemetery in North Dakota's Nelson County, next to the farm where my gre...
5/24/15 at 4:32 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
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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...
2/17/15 at 6:00 PM

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
The May project
May is my high-holy month for projects. If I can complete each project I have planned in the month of May, I can spend the summer completing less-pressing, more-enjoyable tasks. This requires a dedica...
5/23/15 at 7:49 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3725/50/50/ FARM BLEAT
A little staycation
A little fishing, a little reading, a little stitching, a little shopping, a little family time and a whole lot of unscheduled, deadline-free, stress-free me time. Oh, how I enjoy a staycation! Sure, ...
5/21/15 at 11:53 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3721/50/50/ PRAIRIE FARE
Does Gardening Really Count as Exercise?
When I was very young I loved to help with gardening. Squash, pumpkin and bean seeds were easily within my planting capability. Im not sure I ever graduated to the manual dexterity needed for planting...
5/16/15 at 12:22 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3719/50/50/ PRAIRIE BUSINESS
Uber loves Fargo
Uber launched its service in Fargo at precisely 11:30 a.m. today, marking the company's entrance into the Dakotas.The company is known fordisrupting the traditional taxi cab servicemodelby utilizingan...
5/14/15 at 2:54 PM
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Love, from Paris
The story of the paintingLove, from ParisbySteve Henderson Fine Art. There's something about Paris, France that is timeless in its sense of vogue. And there's something, as well, about the sophist...
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