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Coke to buy China multi-grain drinks maker for $400 million

Coke to buy China multi-grain drinks maker for $400 million

HONG KONG - Coca-Cola Co has agreed to buy the beverage business of China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings Ltd for $400.5 million including debt, to get...

U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows

U.S. pushing organic crops as demand grows

CHICAGO - The U.S. government will boost support for production of organic crops and produce this year to meet growing consumer demand and boost rural...

 Bison producers feel ‘contentedness’ after crash, comeback

Bison producers feel ‘contentedness’ after crash, comeback

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Bruce W. Anderson of Rapid City, S.D., president of the National Bison Association, speaks with a calm voice when describing the b...

AgweekTV: Spring planting underway

AgweekTV: Spring planting underway

Stay connected with the latest in Ag news with Agweek's Shawna Olson. ...

Weather Talk: Time to talk tornado safety

Weather Talk: Time to talk tornado safety

With the weather now turning cooler again, there will be no chance of tornadoes any time soon. So this might be a good time for families to talk about tornado safety and develop a tornado plan.

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Minnesota Corn Growers elect board members

UAV systems could benefit ag, but questions remain

UAV systems could benefit ag, but questions remain

Excitement surrounds the potential use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Dakota’s agricultural industry. This technology could be used to fly over pastures and check cows or to take aerial surveys of crops and spray pesticide accordingly.

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MFU members appointed to NFU Advisory Council

Katie Pinke: The Small town welcome wagon

Katie Pinke: The Small town welcome wagon

When the ladies heard me ask my husband if they were speaking in German, they turned around to greet me. “Velcome to Vishek” they said. One of the ladies, who later introduced herself as Wilma, looked me right in the eye and said, “Do you speak a little Cherman?” I smiled and sarcastically said, “Jeg snakker litt Norsk,” giving a nod to my Norwegian heritage.

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Weather Talk: Why such wind?

Weather Talk: Why such wind?

There have been many days with a tight pressure gradient over our region which makes it windy. The top soil has been very dry, allowing the soil to warm up greatly on sunny days. Air above hot ground rises rapidly and this also increases the general turbulence, allowing more of the stronger winds aloft to mix down to near ground level.

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Carlson honored by Montana State University

NDSU holds 4-h events

FARGO, N.D. — Youth from across North Dakota participated in several 4-H horse-related events at North Dakota State University and the NDSU Equine Center on March 28 to 29.

Brussels brewer uses leftover bread to make beer

BRUSSELS - A small Brussels-based brewery has embarked on a project to make beer from leftover bread, harking back to antiquity, when bread, rather than barley, was the main ingredient.

Bill to grant Obama TPA released

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Finance ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., released the long-awaited bill to grant President Barack Obama trade promotion authority (TPA) on April 16, but it is still unclear whether that legislation will pass Congress.

Featured Staff Blogs

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3706/50/50/ AG RIGHT
A fun story, and important
Value-added ag and attracting the next generation of farmers are two of the biggest goals in ag. My cover story in the April 20 issue of Agweek has both of those things. A new generation is produci...
4/17/15 at 3:21 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
Is This a Drought?
Drought is not a disease of the weather. It is not contagious. Drought is just a lack of precipitation. Causes of drought are complex. There is nothing in our atmosphere; no known circulation or recog...
4/13/15 at 10:47 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
Beijing: Great spot for World Potato Congress in July
  Here's a photo I took of Ron D. Offutt of Fargo, attending a potato field day at the World Potato Congress in Boise, Idaho, in 2006. At right is Gary Secor, a North Dakota State University...
4/7/15 at 9:17 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

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Project Cupola
  I love projects and I love cupolas so it was fate that these two should meet. This is project cupola.     I should explain. A cupola looks like a little shed on top of a barn ro...
4/18/15 at 7:37 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3720/50/50/ THIS WOMAN WRITES
What Richard Dawkins Teaches Us about God
Many Christians get angry at prominent atheist Richard Dawkins because he speaks out so forcibly against Christianity, God, and the Bible. It's silly, really, to get angry at such an angry man, one w...
4/17/15 at 2:30 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3721/50/50/ PRAIRIE FARE
Drink More Fluids, Eat More Fruits and Vegetables During Warmer Season
Remember when toddlers were the only ones carrying bottles? Carrying a bottle of water to class, to work, on shopping trips, on walks and in cars has become quite chic. Thats a fashion statement with ...
4/17/15 at 12:24 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3723/50/50/ EVERYDAY GOURMET
Caprese Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
When I am dining out, there is no doubt that my attention immediately goes to anything on a menu with the word caprese in it. There is something about the flavor combination of fresh tomatoes, mozzare...
4/16/15 at 7:10 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3725/50/50/ FARM BLEAT
Slimy versus slithering
As I rushed out the back door Wednesday morning for a trip to Luverne, I discovered a worm at the bottom of the steps. Another one was stretched out near my car, and Im sure there were several more th...
4/8/15 at 10:32 PM

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