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Langdon farmers hope for better spring

Langdon farmers hope for better spring

If you ask farmers in the Langdon, N.D., area, about 2013 planting, you’ll usually get a shrug and a pained expression....

CHS builds propane terminal to help compensate for Cochin Pipeline loss

CHS builds propane terminal to help compensate for Cochin Pipeline loss

CHS Inc.’s new rail-fed propane terminal west of Hannaford, N.D., is coming together — an important step as the industry ramps up to fill a void left ...

Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers

Upper Midwest looks to increase beef cattle numbers

North Dakota ranchers are putting theory into practice. The number of beef cows in the state rose from 922,000 in early January 2013 to 943,000 in ear...

Conservancy group promotes sustainable ag, habitat preservation

Conservancy group promotes sustainable ag, habitat preservation

The Nature Conservancy sees itself as a “quiet” conservation group, or at least lesser-known than the game species-specific groups such as Ducks Unlim...

Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest

Interest in soil health grows in Upper midwest

Jerry Sikorski, a pilot and farmer, saw from the air years ago how erosion was hurting U.S. farmland. That led the veteran Ekalaka, Mont., producer to...

Grain prices updated daily

Grain prices updated daily

USDA will require reporting of PEDv

In an expected move, the U.S. Department of Agriculture on April 18 announced new measures to combat the spread of disease in the U.S. pig population.

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because of undeclared allergen

Kraft Foods Group Inc. is recalling about 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the packages could instead contain Classic Cheese Dogs made with milk, a known allergen.

Minn. woman arrested in starving horses case

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a gut-wrenching case of animal abuse after finding two horses that starved to death tied to trees near Dorset Corner.

SD co-op fertilizer facility gets big boost

SD co-op fertilizer facility gets big boost

The new fertilizer facility will bring the Farmers Alliance location in Corsica, S.D., up to speed, in more ways than one.

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US dairy insurance plan a template for reluctant livestock farmers

A plan in the new U.S. farm law to help dairy farmers limit losses from rising feed costs or falling milk prices could become a model in coming years for livestock producers who have resisted similar types of insurance.

VIDEO: Marbling and functional cows

Scott Greiner, Virginia Tech Extension animal scientist, recently co-authored a research review that looked at the relationship between marbling and maternal function.

Feds amend insurance case against ND potato growers

FARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors have increased allegations against farming brothers from Northwood, N.D., saying they added chemicals to potato seeds to cut production in a crop insurance fraud case, taking $2 million from fraudulent insurance claims since 2002 as well as federal disaster funds.

Low temperatures slow progress in region

Brian Lacey would like to be done planting small grains by the end of April. This spring, however, the Wendell, Minn., farmer doesn’t expect to even start planting until late April.

Hoeven offers fix for IRS expense change

Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have introduced a bill to modify new IRS rules they say make it too difficult for family farmers and small business owners to deduct equipment repair and supply expenses.

Rail delays a concern for Grain Dealers exec

Rail delays a concern for Grain Dealers exec

FARGO, N.D. — Railroads and grain transportation have been key issues for the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association since its inception in 1923, and the organization’s new top staffer expects that will continue as he takes his post during the era of Big Oil.

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http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/1157/50/50/ AG RIGHT
GMO flash point
Agriculture isn't the first thing most people think of when they hear "Hawaii." The reality is that Hawaii's favorable year-round growing conditions have led to a thriving seed crop industry in the s...
4/22/14 at 9:19 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/328/50/50/ STORM TRACKER
Early Warm Days Don't Have the Humidity
Those early warm days of spring are a different kind of warm day than what we get in the later spring or summer. Its about the dew point. Early in the spring, there is very little humidity available t...
4/21/14 at 11:26 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/323/50/50/ MIKKEL PATES' AG AT LARGE
Buzz: 'Farmland' movie debuts in Fargo on on May 1 at the West Acres cinema.
The "Farmland" movie documentary will open to the public May 1 at the West Acres Theater in Fargo.(not Century 10, as someone earlier had told me). So, go for it, and let me know whether you think an ...
4/21/14 at 2:23 PM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/3451/50/50/ EDITOR'S NOTES
An interesting theory about horses
I got a press release today about a North Dakota State University assistant professor studying the therapeutic effects of horses. Specifically, she is looking into the effects on youth with troubled b...
3/19/14 at 5:05 PM

Featured Area Voices

http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/326/50/50/ RURAL REFLECTIONS
Time Passages
Times passes for people. Time also passes for the things people build, like buildings and towns. I recently found a couple of websites that not only remind me of times passages but also document it. ...
4/19/14 at 6:40 AM
http://media.fccinteractive.com/voices/720/50/50/ AMY'S RANCH SLANTS
Bringing People Together, Sharing a Meal, & Benefitting Ranchers Affected by Atlas
    A Senior Project Success: When our son Myles said he was thinking about putting on a steak feed to benefit the Rancher Relief Fund for his Senior Project (a fairly new requirement for...
4/13/14 at 8:00 PM

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