BISMARCK, N.D. — The repercussions of the North Dakota oil boom are being felt throughout the state, and even throughout the nation. One effect of the ever-expanding oil industry is that farmers and ranchers now have to decide whether to grant an easement to that oil, pipeline, road construction or other company who has constructed a path to the middle of a wheat field or calving pasture.
Special to Agweek, 10/17/2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — With the small grains harvest in full swing in North Dakota, it is a good time to revisit some legal issues that relate to grain marketing by farmers.
Special to Agweek, 09/05/2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — Although I did not intend to return to the topic of my prior column (“The Land of 10,000 potholes,” Agweek, June 13), I received a significant response from folks around the Midwest and out on the Plains. I am humble enough to admit I learned more about the issues myself, and I would like to share this knowledge with Agweek’s readers.
Special to Agweek, 07/26/2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — It’s not often that you hear North Dakota farmers complain about getting a little rain, but this year, there is nothing little about the moisture in North Dakota’s fields. Along with the rain that just won’t quit, farmers are seeing a lot of new standing water on their fields.
Special to Agweek, 06/21/2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — Today’s column takes a lead from Jonathan Knutson’s April 18 Agweek column.
Special to Agweek, 05/03/2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — This week’s column is about a terrific legal resource for farmers and ranchers, which I recommend to Agweek’s readers: Farmers’ Legal Action Group, also known as FLAG.
Special to Agweek, 03/29/2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — Today’s column will be about a historic legal settlement with the U.S. government that could benefit tens of thousands of American Indian farmers and ranchers nationwide, including many from the Agweek readership area.
Special to Agweek, 02/08/2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — Isn’t it what every farmer needs — more time, more money?
Special to Agweek, 01/11/2011
BISMARCK, N.D. — As Rodney Dangerfield said, “I don’t get no respect.” Until recently, this was North Dakota’s lament.
Special to Agweek, 11/16/2010
BISMARCK, N.D. — Driving around western North Dakota is a different experience these days. Amongst austere, beautiful buttes, rolling hills and endless sky are oil pads, storage tanks and scoria roads.
Special to Agweek, 10/05/2010