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Ann Bailey

Agweek reporter

Ann is a journalism veteran with nearly 40 years of reporting and editing experiences on a variety of topics including agriculture and business. Story ideas or questions can be sent to Ann by email at: or phone at: 218-779-8093.

Rain slowed sugarbeet planting in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Every walk with Nova is a new adventure and provides me with not only cardio exercise, but also training in patience and sometimes, resistance work.
A major concern of the opponents of the Fufeng project has been concerns about air quality and water issues. The company says it has invested more than $50 million during the past three years to improve environmental protection technologies across its facilities.
This summer, the southwest flow of air which has brought precipitation to the northern Plains during the past six weeks will return to the northwest flow that dominated during much of 2021 and early 2022, said Daryl Ritchison, meteorologist and North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network director.
Cold temperatures and excessive moisture have delayed spring planting across the northern Plains.
Tom Vilsack, the 32nd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, was the keynote speaker at University of Minnesota Crookston's commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Wet, cold weather kept most Minnesota, North Dakota and Michigan farmers out of the field in April. Idaho growers nearly finished planting their fields by the end of month.
Acreage of specialty crops, including canola, flax and sunflowers, is expected to grow this year.
Knowing that it soon will be gardening season has helped get me through the ice, snow, rain, hail and wind that has been the reality of the past two weeks of northern Plains living.
The moisture from two late April storms was needed, but also has caused problems for farmers and ranchers.