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Betty Lou Law, 85, of Marcus, Iowa, said she learned of Darrell Duane Smith’s fraud shortly after her husband, Verle, died in 2012. Verle had invested $175,000 in Smith’s biofuel dreams, or a third of their assets, she said. “I know it’s gone,” she says. Photo taken Sept. 7, 2018, at Marcus, Iowa. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
It's gone: Couple lost $175K in biofuel case
October 15, 2018 - 5:30am
Darrell Duane Smith of Forest City, Iowa, on Oct. 5., 2018, at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was sentenced to 14.6 years in federal prison for wire fraud and identity theft. Photo taken Sept. 6, 2018 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates) play button
Stealing dreams: Fraudster to serve 14.6 years, pay $1M
October 15, 2018 - 5:30am
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USDA report has mixed impact
October 14, 2018 - 7:30am
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Rain, harvest, equities, oil, and USDA updates
October 14, 2018 - 7:30am
Nokota horses, named the North Dakota state equine, came from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Jodie Hysjulien / Special to  Forum News Service
'It's miserable': ND rancher's Nokota horse herd to be sold
October 12, 2018 - 3:45pm
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ND backgrounding seminars set
October 15, 2018 - 7:00am
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AgweekTV: Bin Sweet Bin
October 13, 2018 - 8:30am
Corn is loaded into an outdoor storage bunker in Sheffield, Illinois, U.S., on Oct. 2, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
North Dakota soybean farmers, caught in the trade war, watch the season run out on their crop
October 13, 2018 - 3:00pm
John Strohfus and son Martin, 5, look at hemp seeds stored on their farm in Afton this month. Strohfus, president of Minnesota Hemp Farms, is one of the state’s leading advocates promoting hemp farming. He was among the first seven farmers to apply to grow it in Minnesota, and is one of 41 farmers today who cultivate hemp on 710 acres around the state. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Is hemp Minnesota's next big crop?
October 14, 2018 - 6:00am
Snow covers soybean plants in Stutsman County, N.D., on Oct. 10, 2018. The storm dropped more than a foot of snow in some parts of the Dakotas and Minnesota. (Jenny Schlecht/Agweek)
Moisture, snow has 'really hampered the harvest'
October 11, 2018 - 4:34pm
Edible beans. Erin Brown photo.
Snow delays end of dry bean harvest
October 11, 2018 - 4:40pm
Field split to use a small grain (in this case, cereal rye) on a saline part of the field while the rest of the field will be seeded to soybeans. (Abbey Wick / Special to Agweek)
Soil Health Minute: Fire those acres
October 14, 2018 - 7:30am
Manvel, N.D., sugar beet farmer Scott Johnson is hoping he can return to harvest next week after several inches of snow and rain shut down harvest recently in the area. Johnson also has his entire crop of soybeans left to harvest. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Wet and snowy weather delays October harvest in Red River Valley
October 11, 2018 - 3:59pm
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Try, try again: Advancing animal disease traceability
October 15, 2018 - 7:30am
Research has shown that mulching leaves back into the lawn makes healthier turf as opposed to raking leaves away. David Samson / Forum News Service
Leave the leaves for a healthier lawn
October 13, 2018 - 8:18am
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