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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: abailey@agweek.com or phone at: 218-779-8093.

Jill Murphy, North Dakota State University Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Traill County, estimated that 2022 corn yields will be slightly above or slightly below the long-term average.
Little wheat and barley has been harvested in some northern North Dakota counties.
The state of North Dakota extended the deadline to Dec. 15, 2022, after it received no bids by the Aug. 15 deadline for the pipeline that would carry natural gas from east to west to existing and proposed agricultural manufacturing plants in Grand Forks.
A desire for the rural lifestyle and the opportunity to carry on the family farming legacy were two of the major reasons that influenced Nick Hagen’s decision to farm.
Like many farms of the late 1800s and early 1900s vintage, ours has several wooden outbuildings, each of them named to reflect their original function.
American Crystal Sugar Co. had contracted with Red River Biorefinery, which opened in Grand Forks in 2020, to provide the plant with sugarbeet tailings that would be turned into ethanol. Under the contract, the tailings that weren’t used for ethanol production were to be used for livestock feed, according to Aaron Bjerke, American Crystal Sugar Co. business development manager.
Denise and Jim Karley own Karley Farm, Johnstown Bean Co. and North Central Commodities Inc., their son Dylan Karley, owns Dylan Karley Farm and is general manager of Johnstown Bean Co. and North Central Commodities Inc, and his sister, Nora Hubbard, is office manager and controller of the two businesses.
Sunflowers, long grown by U.S. farmers for oil and confectionery uses, have increased in popularity among the general public during the past few years because of their bright and cheery appearance.
The winter rye reduces soil erosion, suppresses weeds and soaks up excess moisture, the study conducted at the Carrington (North Dakota) Research Extension Center said.
Chance Jacobson, Hatton, North Dakota, was injured on July 18, 2022, when he was driving a side-by-side utility vehicle home after an afternoon of checking on and repairing pasture fences.