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Ag students remain in high demand

Ag students remain in high demand

Dylan Pratt smiles as he walks through the college livestock barn. He calls out friendly greetings to the cattle and pats a few on the forehead. ...

ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows

ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows

Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices. ...

ND rancher wears multiple hats

ND rancher wears multiple hats

Nevada Miller is a rancher. He’s a taxidermist. And, for a little longer, he’s a rodeo bullfighter, too. ...

Investing in trends: Farm, seed company expands storage, cleaning and treating operations

Investing in trends: Farm, seed company expands storage, cleaning and treating operations

HAYES, S.D. — Transit demand, trends toward a rise in crop acreage, better yields and an increase in treated seed use have nudged Al Meier into some b...

Soggy fall slows wheat harvest

Soggy fall slows wheat harvest

Gordon Stoner began harvesting July 31. Since then, persistent rains have allowed him to run his combine about 120 hours, an average of 20 hours per w...

Grain prices updated daily

Grain prices updated daily

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

The Oct. 27 issue of Agweek takes a look at the problems facing ethanol plants in the Upper Midwest as they head into winter with slow rail service. A South Dakota ethanol company talks about the risks of frozen equipment during shutdowns caused by a lack of tanker cars to haul product. Agweek will also deliver updates on harvest progress, farm bill news, country-of-origin labeling and more. Don't miss it.

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Mike Molitor, Zenda, Kan., gets a full-circle look at the beef business, as an award-winning seedstock producer and a small-town restaurant owner. He tells how he got his start in the latter and what he’s learned.

ND ag commissioner candidates point fingers at debate

ND ag commissioner candidates point fingers at debate

With two weeks before Election Day, Democratic agriculture commissioner challenger Ryan Taylor is quick to point to what he calls bungled leadership by Republican incumbent Doug Goehring.

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OSHA begins inspection of Willmar, Minn., Jennie-O plant

An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minn., where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening.

Farm equipment, power line accidents up in rural Minn.

As farm machinery gets bigger, electric co-ops say they’re seeing more incidents of farm equipment striking poles or snagging overhead lines — collisions that can be dangerous and costly.

US risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute

The U.S. faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules.

No export bonanza this year from record U.S. harvest

The largest U.S. grain harvest in history has pushed prices to four-year lows, which usually means a sales bonanza for the world’s largest food exporter. Not this year.

Willmar, Minn., plant returns to normal operations after workers sickened

A Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minn., has returned to normal operations after a medical situation Friday night caused a number of employees to be hospitalized.

Meeting addresses TIF option for Tabor, SD, grain facility

The Bon Homme (S.D.) County Commission is discussing a tax increment financing district, or TIF, to help pay for the infrastructure that will go with the proposed $30 million grain shuttle loading facility to be built by Dakota Plains Ag Center west of Tabor.

Minn. company develops PEDv vaccine

The pork industry is making progress in its fight against the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, a disease that killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year, officials say.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1157/50/50/ AG RIGHT
Just enjoying the day
I talked on the phone today with a Minnesota farmer. It was old-school technology -- voice only, no video -- but I had no trouble sensing his smile. Yes, he said, he's done harvesting his soybeans. A...
10/21/14 at 10:22 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
Coriolis Explained
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 While it is true that air rotates around large low-pressure systems in the opposite direction south of the equator, it is a myth that the water in a toilet swirls in the opp...
10/18/14 at 12:19 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
RRV beet harvest speeds ahead: 'Just a picnic' compared to 2013
Rick Nordick waits in his sugar beet lifter for trucks to arrive in a farm's fourth day of harvest on Oct. 5, 2014, south of Moorhead, Minn. The region's sugar beet harvest is nearly a week old, an...
10/5/14 at 3:44 PM
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A year later
About this time last year, ranchers in South Dakota thought they were prepared for an early season snow storm that was on its way. But they soon found out they werent. The storm dumped an unexpected ...
10/1/14 at 1:58 PM

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Well done work
We are insulated from nation-wide trends, at least partially. When the financial crisis of 2008 began, northern Minnesota felt it but only to a very small degree. As employees became unemployed on eac...
10/18/14 at 6:56 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/720/50/50/ AMY'S RANCH SLANTS
What You Can Get Away with on a Farm or Ranch
This column was originally published February 12, 2014 Farm and ranch residents may not have a grocery store or WalMart located only minutes away, but there are some advantages to living out of tow...
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