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Farmers unfairly blamed for food prices

One of farmers’ longstanding complaints is that they’re often blamed unfairly for rising food prices. Now, two separate reports from the U.S. government show consumers are paying more for food, even as farmers receive less for what they produce.

Agweek, 09/02/2014

ND ranch expands into agritourism

Jerry Doan always figured his oldest son would return to the family farm and make agriculture his lifelong career. But the elder Doan was a bit surprised when his three other children said they wanted to come back, too.

Agweek, 09/02/2014

Weekend rains boost area crops

idespread rains across the Upper Midwest during the weekend of Aug. 23 and 24, particularly on Saturday, Aug. 23, gave a huge boost to still-maturing crops, including corn, soybeans and potatoes, area farmers and agriculture officials said on the morning of Monday, Aug. 25.

Agweek, 08/25/2014

Potato tour of RRV shows some need moisture

With harvest nearing, an inch or two of rain in the next week could make the difference between a pretty good crop and disappointing one for many area potato growers. “We could really use a 1- to 2-inch general rain to finish off this crop,” said Chuck Gunnerson, president of the Northern Plains Potato Growers Association, based in East Grand Forks, Minn.

Agweek, 08/21/2014

More good news on ND prevented-planting

The latest Farm Service Agency statistics reinforce earlier reports that prevented-planting acres aren’t as common in North Dakota as once feared.

Agweek, 08/19/2014

Harvest, that special time of year

Wheat harvest is about to begin in south-central North Dakota, and yields could be among the highest ever.

Agweek, 08/18/2014

Agri-Women Harvest of Knowledge conference set

The Minnesota and North Dakota Agri-Women’s 32nd Harvest of Knowledge Conference will be held Oct. 24 at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks, N.D.

Agweek, 08/18/2014

Farm expenses keep rising

A new report confirms U.S. farm expenses continue to rise, and agricultural business management specialists say that should cause farmers to take a closer look at how they operate.

Agweek, 08/11/2014

Touring a coal mine

Jayme Boeshans’ pride and passion are crops and cattle. But the 27-year-old Beulah, N.D., farmer and rancher, takes his other career seriously, too.

Agweek, 08/11/2014

ND farmer works as coal miner

Jayme Boeshans, with help from family and friends, is building a modest farmstead north of Beulah, N.D. It’s isn’t far from the house where he grew up and his parents still live. It’s also near the house, now mostly lost to time and the waters of manmade Lake Sakakawea, where his great-grandparents homesteaded.

Agweek, 08/11/2014

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