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If you want to keep healthy from harvest to planting, consider 30 minutes of physical exercise daily and eating healthy. Here are six tips from the Heart Foundation of Australia: • Enjoy winter vegetables, fruit: Consider making fruit a breakfast routine. Broccoli, carrots and cauliflower are great in soup. Stock the freezer. Get more fruit and vegetables tips at www.heartfoundation.org.au/healthy-eating/food-and-nutrition/fruit-veget... .
Last week, Gene Hanson of Edgeley, N.D., sent in this drone photo of cows in the shape of a cross. The cows belong to Hanson's neighbor, Richard Moch, and Moch fed the 150 head in that shape. The photo also was sent to other news outlets locally and nationally and has been carried across the country. Merry Christmas from all of us at Agweek!
As 2018 draws to a close, we want to celebrate the year in agriculture. And we want you to help us. Whatever image will stick with you from agriculture in 2018, we want to see it. Maybe it was a sunset over a ripening field. Maybe it was a child helping out on the farm. Maybe it was the remains of a storm.
This Thanksgiving, our Agweek team is thankful for our readers, viewers and advertisers. We are grateful you come to us for your agriculture news! Times are hard in agriculture right now, but we still find plenty to be thankful about. We want to share some of the thankfulness we've found in the agriculture community. This weekend, watch our Thankful for Ag edition of AgweekTV. And below, you'll find a variety of Thanksgiving and thankfulness inspired stories from Agweek Magazine.
FARGO, N.D. — With tens of thousands of unfilled jobs in agriculture nationwide, the field presents plenty of opportunities for young people. That fact is attracting a growing number of students who aren't from farm backgrounds to the field, including some recent graduates at North Dakota State University. David Buchanan, the associate dean of NDSU's College of Ag, says about 30 percent of their students come from non-ag backgrounds.
Agweek is celebrating National Ag Week with a photo contest! From now through March 13, send us your best, high resolution, farm, ranch or rural photo to Leah Larson, Agweek Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org . (Only one photo entry per person). Voting will take place on Agweek.com March 18-24 during National Ag Week and photo submissions will be printed in Agweek magazine. The Top 5 winners will be announced in the March 26 edition of Agweek magazine, shown on AgweekTV and on Agweek.com
AgweekTV continues to grow and evolve. This year, the show and anchor Shawna Olson garnered big awards from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting. Here are our Top 10 most watched AgweekTV stories from agweek.com. Thanks for watching!
2017 has been a year of growth for Agweek. We thank all of our readers for getting their agriculture and rural life news from us. We're taking a look back at some of the stories that stuck with readers this year. Here's a list featuring the Top 10 most read stories from our staff on agweek.com. McM Inc lists $49.7 million in debts, $10.3 million in assets
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Molly Yeh was raised in Chicago, then went to school at Julliard in New York. But it's a farm near East Grand Forks, Minn., where she has made a name for herself. Yeh, a blogger and cookbook author, met her husband, Nick Hagen, at Julliard, where they both pursued careers in music. But moving to the sugar beet farm that has been in Hagen's family for five generations in 2013 seemed a perfect fit to her.
Each growing season has some new products hitting the market to help farmers try to increase their yield or deal with problems like weeds and disease. Cibus in 2018 will have three new canola varieties on the market. "We're also developing a non-GMO flax that has a herbicide tolerant trait. And we're working on rice and potatoes as well. Rice is a herbicide event and potatoes is a disease tolerant trait," says Scott Anderson, seed sales specialist for Cibus. The seeds qualify for non-GMO status because they can get traits they want without adding any foreign genes.