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David Glinz, 73, of Jamestown, N.D., was likely North Dakota’s largest grain farmer in 1982, when the farm credit crisis was reaching its apex. His father and brother lost their farms in bankruptcy, and he downsized from 50,000 acres to about 13,000 acres. Now, he’s downsizing again. Photo taken March 21, 2018, near Pingree, N.D. (Forum News Service/Mikkel Pates/Agweek)
Farming titan among the survivors of 80s
January 14, 2019 - 5:30am
Val Wagner of Monango, N.D., spoke in person to President Donald Trump and was mentioned by him in his speech on Jan. 14, 2019, at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans. File photo by Mikkel Pates/Agweek play button
Monango, N.D., farmer gets a shout out from President Trump
January 14, 2019 - 3:26pm
Taylor Aasmundstad, 23, a farmer near Devils Lake, N.D., is flanked by his father, Eric Aasmundstad, who are working to develop a purebred multiplier, to produce young pigs that would become farrowing sows for other hog farms. The Aasmundstads, their partner and Farm Bureau groups on Jan. 11, 2019, filed a lawsuit against a local township that they say is holding them back with an animal feeding ordinance. Photo taken July 26, 2017, at Devils Lake, N.D. (Mikkel Pates/Agweek)
Farm Bureau sues over Ramsey County township's restrictive animal feeding ordinance
January 14, 2019 - 5:20pm
Jake Cosley of Pembina, N.D., managed to free buck the buck at right from the entangled head of a long-dead foe Wednesday afternoon after coming across the deer while snowmobiling on the Red River south of Pembina. (Photo courtesy of Jake Cosley) play button
Second set of entangled ND bucks with severed head discovered, set free by snowmobiler on Red River
February 8, 2018 - 4:31pm
Tractorcades sponsored by the American Agriculture Movement came to Washington, D.C., in 1978 and 1979 sought a moratorium on farm loan foreclosures. North Dakota lawyer Sarah Vogel achieved that in 1984 in a national class action lawsuit against the federal Farmers Home Administration. Photo taken February 1979. Southwest Collection Archive. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Southwest Collection Archive)
Farm crisis prompted political push-back
January 14, 2019 - 8:30am
Soybeans. Herald file photo. play button
Soybean plant to bring up to 100 jobs to Crookston
January 14, 2019 - 10:19pm
Despite government shutdown, many USDA employees keep working
December 26, 2018 - 11:54am
Displays in buildings on the Jerry and Rebecca Hennessey acreage in rural Dalton, Minn., shows souvenirs in elaborate settings. Hunts and taxidermy were paid for by unauthorized transfers from Ashby Farmers Elevator Cooperative  across a 15-year period. Photo taken in early December 2018  by Ashley Farmers Elevator Co-op, for use in court filings.
Co-op to ask for default judgment against Hennesseys
January 14, 2019 - 5:30am
The shuttered Ashby (Minn.) Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co., has appointed Fergus Falls, Minn., attorney Erik Ahlgren as an “assignee” for the “the benefit of creditors,” a Minnesota process analogous to a receivership. Photo taken Nov. 6, 2018, at Elbow Lake, Minn. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
Ashby, Minn., co-op appoints lawyer as 'assignee'
January 14, 2019 - 8:30am
Katie Pinke photo.
Pinke Post: What if your farm or small town disappeared?
August 27, 2016 - 7:59am
Industrial hemp produces a dense stand of plants. The seeds are harvested and can be used for oil products. The fiber of the plant stalks is currently not harvested in North Dakota. John M. Steiner / Forum News Service
South Dakota awaiting licensing to join North Dakota as hemp producer
January 11, 2019 - 1:16pm
A 12-by-25 foot U.S. flag is attached to a 100,000-bushel steel grain bin on the Lovas farm south of Hillsboro, N.D., and is visible for more than two miles on northbound Interstate Highway 29, and flanked by the Alden (N.D.) Grain Terminal.  Photo taken March 22, 2018, near Hillsboro, N.D. .(Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates) play button
Give us Old Glory: Flags on Farms
July 2, 2018 - 5:30am
The house where the James Jenkins family once lived, about 2 ½ miles north of Ruthton, Minn., shortly after the murder on Sept. 29, 1983. He and his son lured bankers to the site, pretending to be potential buyers, and then killed the men. Photo courtesy The Globe newspaper of Worthington, Minn., now part of Forum Communications Co. (Forum News Service/Agweek/The Globe of Worthington, Minn.)
A 1980s murder during the farm crisis: A desperate, hapless farmer and son kill ag lenders
December 31, 2018 - 10:46am
American Energy Farming Systems brochures promoted its Jerusalem artichoke crop as highly profitable and easy to grow, neither of which turned out to be true. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Photo of AEFS 1982 promotional brochure, “The Great Jerusalem Artichoke Circus,” 1993.) play button
1980s Farm Crisis: Origins, myths and realities: Jerusalem artichoke miracle crop was a sign
December 24, 2018 - 5:31am
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A closer look at the new farm bill's commodity title
December 24, 2018 - 5:30am