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Cavalier, ND, likely site for meat plant

If a proposed $1.7 million multispecies animal slaughter and processing plant is built in northeast North Dakota, Cavalier is the most financially feasible location.

White House calls for task force to tackle antibiotic-resistant bugs

The U.S. government will set up a task force and presidential advisory council to tackle the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, setting a Feb. 15 deadline for it to outline specific steps, White House advisers said on Thursday.

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

We're halfway through the harvest season and Agweek's Sept. 22 cover story will report on what the crop looks like, particularly its condition after a frost came through the Upper Midwest. The Sept. 22 issue also will address the NDSU rail study that was pulled days after it was released, and much more. Don't miss it.


Fargo to study policy on urban chickens

Some residents in Fargo, N.D., have embraced the “urban chicken” movement, hosting hens in their backyards, and enjoying the fresh eggs for breakfast and the opportunity to teach their children about agriculture. Still others have cried foul to the city about the birds, leading city staffers to ask: What is the city’s policy anyway?

VIDEO: Infrastructure and markets

Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, explains how infrastructure and cowherd numbers affect corn and beef prices going forward.

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A Minnesota woman pleads guilty to starving horses, a South Dakota woman is named to the USDA advisory council and FAO says the world's food prices are near a four-year low.

No constant in wet and dry

The use of the word “sustainability” often is an indication that someone is searching for a simple, normal approach to life. In other words, the ability to fit in without the pressures of uncertainty.

Is raw milk real or really risky?

Is raw milk real or really risky?

MARION, S.D. — It was 5:15 a.m., and Tim Eisenbeis was off to work under a star-lit sky. He walks through the dark, past the crowing rooster in a nearby barn, to his milking parlor. He’s regularly worked 15-hour days this summer, and another long day was in order during a recent September morning.


Conflict of interest surrounds Fargo-Moorhead diversion

Gov. Mark Dayton has written another great letter addressing issues pertinent to Minnesota.

Droves of drones at Big Iron

Droves of drones at Big Iron

Drones flew above a demonstration field recently in West Fargo, N.D. Someday, drones could be commonplace above Upper Midwest fields and pastures — provided the Federal Aviation Administration releases some long-awaited guidelines.


FAO: World food prices at near four-year low in August

World food prices in August hit their lowest since September 2010 as prices of all major food groups except meat fell, led by a sharp decline in dairy prices, the UN’s food agency says.

Meat processing plans in northeast ND move forward

A proposed multi-species custom meat processing facility will be located either in Cavalier, N.D., or Park River, N.D. The Walsh/Pembina Livestock Processing Committee will provide details at informational meetings in the two communities Sept. 18.

VIDEO: Progress for premiums

Western Nebraska ranchers Bob and Wilma Post are making changes in their herd to target premiums, and maintain ownership in the feedlot to reap the rewards of genetic improvement.

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Sept. 15 issue, including a cover story on the sugar beet industry in Montana. We'll also bring you coverage of the Big Iron Farm Show, new data from USDA and more. Don't miss it.

Park Rapids, Minn., woman pleads guilty in horse deaths

Minden Ann Crenshaw, 28, pleaded guilty to mistreating or abusing animals. The emaciated horses were found tied to a tree April 19. They were deceased and obviously the victims of neglect. Their ribs were protruding beneath their skin. One horse had broken free of its tether but dropped in place and died.

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