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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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More students at poor US schools get free meals in federal initiative

Over half of the nation’s high-poverty schools are taking advantage of a new federal initiative intended to make it easier for U.S. children to eat nutritious cafeteria meals for free, federal officials say.

1 job 3 tractors

1 job 3 tractors

Winter has come, and so have winter chores here on the ranch. With cattle worth so darn much, I weakened and started feeding hay when the temperature hit zero.

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Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands

Farmers fight for control of Lake Oahe lands

Herb Grenz looks across the expanse of his crops on the east side of the Missouri River and wonders if the 2015 North Dakota Legislature will offer any solutions for persistent weed infestation and land ownership issues he’s had with the federal management of land along Lake Oahe for more than 50 years.

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UN, WHO commit to fight poor nutrition

UN, WHO commit to fight poor nutrition

International organizations and 170 governments committed to battling poor nutrition on Nov. 19, saying that while hunger had dropped, half the world’s population was in some way affected by nutritional problems.

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Creating a succession plan

Passing on the family farm or ranch to the next generation can be one of the most difficult jobs in agriculture.

Traditions worth keeping

Traditions worth keeping

I found myself singing a little lullaby to our 6-year-old daughter the other night, one that my mother used to sing to us as children, and I wondered if anyone else in the world knew the song.

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View from the top is worth the walk

View from the top is worth the walk

It looks like the skies are going to cloud over, and we’re going to get some real fall weather. But we had a string of days that make a person glad to be alive and outside in the Northern Plains with the leaves turning, the geese flying, the sun shining and the air cooling just enough to feel crisp but not frozen.

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Young siblings learn as they go after taking over family farm

Young siblings learn as they go after taking over family farm

Jon Bertsch and his sister, Allison Lee, didn’t plan on becoming farmers. In fact, 27-year-old Bertsch was a network administrator for a Fargo law firm and 24-year-old Lee was going to school for nursing. But after their dad died in 2012, they had some tough decisions to make.

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Minn. man continues ag legacy of brother who died in Ukraine plane crash

Minn. man continues ag legacy of brother who died in Ukraine plane crash

A Willmar, Minn., man has launched a multi-national effort to raise awareness of soil and water management that will continue three decades of work started by his brother, who was killed when an airliner was shot down in Ukraine.

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Well-worn shoes

Well-worn shoes

Being a cowboy, I always remember Dad as a cowboy hat and cowboy boots kind of a guy.

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Ag students remain in high demand

Ag students remain in high demand

Dylan Pratt smiles as he walks through the college livestock barn. He calls out friendly greetings to the cattle and pats a few on the forehead.

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ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows

ND farmer adds to farm, feedlot through industry highs and lows

Chase Dewitz has fearlessly expanded his North Dakota farm, having ridden the ups and now navigating the downs of lower commodity prices.

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