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Coming Home: Winters on the prairies took immense strength

Coming Home: Winters on the prairies took immense strength

My Great-Grandmother Gudrun was Strong Man Johnson. At least that’s what she’d tell her grandkids when she was outside the window of the house, declaring to lift it off its foundation, sending my dad and his brother and sister screaming inside as they swore they felt the living room floor sway and tilt underneath them.

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Reducing consumer food waste could save $300 billion yearly by 2030

Reducing consumer food waste could save the global economy up to $300 billion annually by 2030 as one third of all food produced worldwide ends up being discarded, a research group says.

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Peaceful Valley Ranch operators hang up their saddles

Peaceful Valley Ranch operators hang up their saddles

Neil and Laura Tangen have a message for the 50,000 guests to their trail ride operation in the heart of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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AgweekTV hosts launch party

AgweekTV hosts launch party

Agweek hosted a party Wednesday evening to celebrate expanding its agriculture magazine to TV. AgweekTV has aired six of its weekly 30-minute episodes so far, and AgWeek Editor Lisa Gibson said it's been a smooth process adding TV to Agweek's magazine and online operation.

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Agriculture educator bills introduced in Minnesota

Two proposals have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature to help relieve what is called an agriculture educator crisis.

Native Americans gather in Montana to protest slaughter of Yellowstone bison

Native Americans gather in Montana to protest slaughter of Yellowstone bison

Native American activists gathered in Montana’s capital on Feb. 10 to protest the deaths of hundreds of Yellowstone National Park bison killed this year to ease the worries of Montana ranchers about a cattle disease carried by many park buffalo.

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Farmers Union licensed restaurant opens new East Coast location

Farmers Union licensed restaurant opens new East Coast location

Another restaurant affiliated with the North Dakota Farmers Union has opened on the East Coast. Founding Farmers opened a location in Tysons Corner, Va., last week. It’s the fourth restaurant in a group that uses ingredients mainly from U.S. family farms, including from North Dakota.

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VIDEO: Never too late to improve

Arizona rancher Chuck Backus talks about improving genetics — increasing Angus in a herd, while remaining well-adapted in hot, dry climates. Backus started the major genetic makeover seven years ago when he was 70.

As corn prices fall, Minnesota farms worry about the future

Corn is Minnesota’s biggest cash crop, and in recent years it has delivered big returns to the state’s farmers. But this year, most corn farmers are expected to lose money. That’s causing a lot of concern among farmers as they negotiate spring planting loans with lenders.

Two horses dead, another critically injured after shooting in Thief River Falls

Two horses dead, another critically injured after shooting in Thief River Falls

Authorities in the Thief River Falls, Minn., region are seeking the public’s help in their investigation of the weekend shooting deaths of two horses and critical injury to another on a farm near the northwest Minnesota community.

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Winger, Minn., man injured in crash with combine

One person received non-life-threatening injuries when the car he was driving was involved in a rear-end collision with a combine along U.S. 59 near Winger, Minn., Dec. 22.

Man’s tractors find a new home in Norway

Man’s tractors find a new home in Norway

Four collector tractors Jim Haugen restored have found a home an ocean away in Norway. Haugen sold the tractors to a Norwegian buyer who had toured his farm a few times with Carrol Juven’s Fargo-based Norwegian Cultural Tours, which brings people from Norway on tours to the Fargo area. They visit museums, tractor shows and festivals all over the region, he says.

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Great time to be an ag student

Great time to be an ag student

Dylan Pratt is batting 0 for 1. But the game is just getting started, and he has plenty of swings ahead of him.

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Basic happiness

Basic happiness

Something about Christmas and the season makes me think about our priorities — the gifts we give, the gifts we ask for, the things we need, what we most appreciate.

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