RURAL REFLECTIONS The dam and the water tower
Its not a place most would associate with great physical or emotional pain. The location, one mile west of my hometown of Viking, Minnesota, marks a spot along the railroad tracks thats seen pain you ... Posted on 2/7/15 at 12:01 PM
PRAIRIE FARE What Kind of Water Is Best?
A few years ago, I visited California in late summer. When people hear youre from North Dakota, they talk about cold weather and lots of snow. If you add that you live in Fargo, they talk about the ... Posted on 8/1/14 at 10:16 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Complicated and controversial
It's said that every story in journalism is important -- but that some stories are more complicated than others.
That's certainly the case with the repeated Souris River flooding that has hurt ranche... Posted on 7/11/14 at 10:59 AM
STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Where Does the Water Come From?
When it rains here in the Northern Plains, where does the moisture that makes the rain come from? Actually, there is enough moisture in the air for rain most of the time. Storm systems tend to make th... Posted on 6/19/14 at 9:45 PM
FARM BLEAT Don't say 'I told you so!'
While most of the blogs I write these days also appear in the Daily Globe newspaper, this isnt one of them youll be seeing in print.
I dont want my dad to read it. Actually, I dont want him to ... Posted on 3/12/13 at 11:37 AM
A critical water source for U.S. farmers and ranchers is being depleted at a rapid rate and nearly 70 percent of it will disappear within the next 50 years if the current trend does not change, according to a new report issued.
The head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service promised by September to come up with a just solution for wetland determination backlogs when he spoke Monday at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds here.
WEST FARGO — Tile drainage of farm fields has been cast as a villain that aggravates flooding in the Red River Valley, but also held out as a great hope for better managing runoff to minimize flooding.
BISMARCK, N.D. — It appears that Punxsutawney Phil was mistaken, and an early spring has arrived in North Dakota. Along with the arrival of spring, is the arrival of spring showers (and in most years, snow melt) which leads to fields and pastures full of puddles, ponds, streams and sloughs. As a landowner, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities with regard to those puddles, ponds, streams and sloughs.
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