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Minnesota woman raises LaMancha goats for 20-plus years

Minnesota woman raises LaMancha goats for 20-plus years

Animals have always been a big part of Lori Guenther's life. "I just love it," she said. "I can't think of me living a life without animals." She grew up on a farm near here, where her family raised pigs, cows, chickens and ducks.

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Farmers Union: Pope thinks highly of family farmers

Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, says a visit with Pope Francis on March 25 was a reminder that the Vatican thinks “family farms are the best tools for food security, and men and women are the center of God’s creation and are the custodians of the environment.”

The fine art of dibbling: Advice for transplanting seedlings

The fine art of dibbling: Advice for transplanting seedlings

FARGO -- If you promise not to laugh, I'll describe my past method of transplanting seedlings. It all started in junior high as I was learning to grow tomato and petunia plants from seed for my parents' flower beds and vegetable garden.

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Suspected arrested in hog farm shooting

A suspect has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s shooting deaths of two people at a north-central North Dakota hog farm.

Wisconsin farmer rescued after being buried up to his neck in corn bin

Wisconsin farmer rescued after being buried up to his neck in corn bin

A Washburn County, Wis., farmer was in good condition Tuesday after he was rescued a day earlier after spending several hours trapped in a corn bin.

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Rural Minnesota man dies in farm accident

A 53-year-old rural Bird Island, Minn., man died Saturday evening in a farm accident, according to a report from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.

Jessie Veeder: Medora concert a return to where it all started

Jessie Veeder: Medora concert a return to where it all started

I stood under a yellow and white tent along the boarded walkway of that town we all know nestled between the tall, rugged buttes of the Badlands and along the muddy river in western North Dakota. I had just started learning to play guitar, plucking away at "Amarillo by Morning" on the floor of my bedroom night after night, and I was likely nervous about trying out my shaky new skills in public.

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Agweek pets of the week: Eula and Heartache

Agweek pets of the week: Eula and Heartache

Who’s your pet who’s become part of your family? We’d love to meet him or her! Email a photo or video of your favorite farm animal - barn cats and field dogs count, too - to kstromsodt@agweek.com. We’ll share your farms pets every week on Agweek.com.

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Jessie Veeder: Springtime is dirty but bright

Jessie Veeder: Springtime is dirty but bright

WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- It’s a great week to be alive on the ranch. The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the smell of the sweet, muddy, brown ground reminds us of the green that’s promised in the coming months.

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SD governor’s office seeks Ag Ambassador nominations

SD governor’s office seeks Ag Ambassador nominations

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the 2015 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award. Nominees should be those who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota.

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SFA partnership formed to promote healthy farming

BRAINERD, Minn. – Crow Wing River Basin Forage Council has joined the Sustainable Farming Association as a Networking Group, according to a news release.

Minnesota Corn Growers Association accepting applications for Student Agvocate program

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is accepting applications for its 2015-16 Student Agvocate program. Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 scholarship and hands-on leadership experience working with agriculture professionals on behalf of Minnesota’s corn farmers.

Jessie Veeder: Tragedy connects us all

Jessie Veeder: Tragedy connects us all

I didn’t know the three teenage boys who lost their lives in a car accident near Ray, N.D., last month. But when I heard the news – three teenage boys driving in a pickup hit an icy spot on a windswept North Dakota highway and didn’t make it home – my hands went to my mouth and I gasped along with all of the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents and friends across this state whose hearts sank at the thought.

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NDSU Extension wants to help with your spring fever

If you want to learn about selecting trees or growing a productive garden, the North Dakota State University Extension Service's Spring Fever Garden Forums want to help.

Deadline for South Dakota 100- and 125-year-old farm and ranch recognition set for Aug. 13

HURON, S.D. – Farm and ranch families who have owned their South Dakota farm or ranch for 100 or 125 years have the opportunity to be honored Sept. 3 during the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.

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