Worthington Ag Parts celebrates 50 years
Worthington Ag Parts has put the name Worthington on the world map. The agricultural tractor salvage business celebrates its 50th anniversary this yea...
ND farmer works as coal miner
Jayme Boeshans, with help from family and friends, is building a modest farmstead north of Beulah, N.D. It’s isn’t far from the house where he grew up...
Sidney Sugars competes for workers in Bakken oil patch
Dave Garland, general manager of the Sidney Sugars Inc. beet sugar plant of Sidney, Mont., says he’d prefer to concentrate on making sugar. Instead, h...
ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis
BELFIELD, N.D. — Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the ot...
Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom
Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge. ...
A research study has shown for the first time that livestock feed can carry a virus that has killed about 13 percent of the U.S. hog herd, the study’s lead author says, confirming suspicions among farmers and veterinarians battling outbreaks.
Heavy monsoon rains in India have caused flooding in the country’s main sugar producing state Uttar Pradesh, but the full extent of any damage to the crop will not be known until floodwaters recede.
After seeing one in action, Duane Lunne could see himself buying a drone. The Dallas, S.D., cattle farmer and his friend Brad Kahler, of Colome, live two miles apart and were checking out a drone demonstration on Aug. 19, the opening day of Mitchell’s Dakotafest. The drones look cool, for sure, hovering and flying, with the high-quality models traveling up to 35 to 40 mph and weighing only 3 to 5 pounds.RELATED CONTENT
Next week, Agweek's cover story focuses on farmers and elevators in South Dakota coping with the poor rail traffic. They're making massive outdoor piles of grain and using bag storage. The Aug. 25 issue will also include coverage of a potato tour and a discussion with the new owner of the Aberdeen, S.D., beef plant that was involved in the "pink slime" issue.RELATED CONTENT
Belarus, aiming to boost food exports to neighboring Russia, has cancelled a ban on live cattle from the European Union, Yuri Pivovarchuk, the head of veterinary surveillance at Belarussian agriculture ministry, said.
This year, five Lankin, N.D.-area farms are hosting a total of a dozen young international farm workers, including 10 from South Africa, one from Brazil and from the Eastern European country of Moldova.RELATED CONTENT
Mitchell, S.D., firefighters worked to extinguish some hay bales that caught on fire on Tuesday evening near Mitchell.RELATED CONTENT
South Dakota Farmers Union will host farm bill meetings across South Dakota in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.
The latest Farm Service Agency statistics reinforce earlier reports that prevented-planting acres aren’t as common in North Dakota as once feared.
Deere & Co., the world’s largest maker of farm equipment, says it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at plants in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas as falling grain prices hurt demand for tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.RELATED CONTENT