Happy Thanksgiving from Agweek! Let us know what you’re thankful for this year.

Happy Thanksgiving! We at Agweek know not everything is rosy, in agriculture or in life. But we also recognize how much good there is in the world and especially in our little piece of it. This week, we focused on the theme of "Thankful For Agric...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We at Agweek know not everything is rosy, in agriculture or in life. But we also recognize how much good there is in the world and especially in our little piece of it.

This week, we focused on the theme of “Thankful For Agriculture” when crafting our stories. The only thing we may not have made clear in our reporting was that we are especially thankful for our readers and for the people who share their stories and lives with us.

If you missed any of our Thanksgiving-related stories, you can find them below. And be sure to catch this week’s Thankful For Agriculture episode of AgweekTV. Check your local listings with affiliates WDAY/ WDAZ in North Dakota and Western Minnesota; WDAY'Z Xtra in Fargo, N.D., and Grand Forks, N.D.; Justice Network in Fargo and Grand Forks; KBMY and KMCY in western North Dakota and eastern Montana; KELO in South Dakota; KNBN in Rapid City, S.D.; KTTW in Sioux Falls, S.D.; KOOL-TV in Alexandria, Minn.; and The Rural Channel in Canada. It can be found online at

Let us know what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving by dropping us a line on Facebook or Twitter .



One rancher had cancer. Another lost an arm. Their community stepped up to help.

Mark Naaden and Doug Bichler were dealt tough blows to their health in 2017, as Naaden needed treatment for cancer and Bichler lost an arm in a farm accident. But, as Jenny Schlecht reports, the goodness of the people in their lives and in agriculture has helped get them through.


Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President

Shawna Olson got to meet the turkeys that get to go to the White House for the annual Thanksgiving event.


This Thanksgiving, Grafton is thankful for better weather for farming


Last year, heavy rains played a part in making it a tough year for the Grafton, N.D., area. This year, as Jonathan Knutson reports, the people there are thankful for a much better 2017.


Fargo shoppers grateful for ag industry

Much of our society has become far removed from agriculture. But Mikkel Pates found several people at West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo, N.D., who are proud of their ag roots and thankful for all agriculture offers.


'Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie'

Cristen Clark offers her recipe for lemon chess pie and expresses thanks for the people in her life.



South Dakota farmers give thanks at harvest

Harvest was far better than expected in South Dakota, Michelle Rook reports. And for that, farmers are thankful.


Gratitude is the key to farming satisfaction

What makes farming satisfying? Gratitude, Mikkel Pates says.


Giving thanks for soil health

Abbey Wick of North Dakota State University Extension gives four reasons she’s thankful for soil health.


Like your food choices this Thanksgiving? GMOs help with that.

Katie Pinke reflects on the smorgasbord of food available for American families and explains how GMOs help make that diversity a reality.


North Dakota Heart Gallery connects kids in need of adoptive families

The North Dakota Heart Gallery helps to connect foster kids in need of forever homes with prospective families. Katie Pinke attended the annual gala and explained the importance of the program.


I'm thankful I live 97 miles from a Starbucks

Sometimes it’s nice to be far away from the amenities of urban life, Katie Pinke says.


We’re thankful for ag 24/7/365

Tait & Kate list all the ways they’re thankful for what agriculture does for rural communities.


We have so many reasons to give thanks

Agriculture isn’t always easy, but each day offers reasons to be thankful, Shauna Farver says.


Where and how to buy your turkey from a Minnesota turkey farmer

Not sure how to weed through the choices for your next turkey? We asked a Minnesota turkey farmer for advice.

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