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Collegiate Crops Team from UM Crookston Places Third in National Collegiate Crops Contests
The national crops judging contests have a long and celebrated history. The University of Minnesota, Crookston Collegiate Crops Teams have been a part of that history since 1967, and this year, the...
12/10/13 at 7:55 AM Poinsettias are in Bloom at U of M, Crookston Greenhouses; Horticulture students prepare for the holidays early in the semester 12/9/13 at 10:57 AM
UM Crookston Senior Kole Pederson, Bejou, Minn., Awarded $5,000 NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarship 11/21/13 at 12:11 PM
Local Food grows Healthy Community
Would you like to see more fresh locally grown food available in the metro? Fargo Public Access television channel 99 will be broadcasting through the month of December"Food for Change"a grass roots d...
12/3/13 at 8:24 PM Looking for a fun unique shopping experience? Small Business is where it's at 11/30/13 at 10:01 AM
Sorry again Hawaii, best state for 20 somethings is.... 10/19/13 at 8:19 AM
Farmers’ story same for weather, economics: volatile
By Don Davis Farmers face unpredictability, whether the topic is the weather or economics. In the weather, farmers are going to be forced to deal with ever-increasing temperatures and humidity, a wel...
11/6/13 at 8:25 AM Bill mixes paint, bees and farmers ... and includes an island, too 5/19/13 at 4:06 PM
Fee increases bother GOP in ag-outdoors bill 4/18/13 at 8:42 PM
International ag research conference headed to Fargo
The warmly lit greenhouses at NDSU's new Agricultural Experiment Station served as a fitting backdrop for last week's announcement that Fargo has been selected as the site of the 2016 Agricultural Bio...
10/21/13 at 2:30 PM SDSU and Bayer CropScience expand wheat breeding partnership 12/8/11 at 3:20 PM
Conrad announces lineup for Ag Policy Conference 10/28/11 at 6:54 PM
A big convenience: Tioga travel plaza includes pedicures, conference room, women’s clothing
TIOGA, N.D. If you stop at a Farmers Union convenience store, you probably expect to get gas, maybe some work gloves and some coffee. At the new Travel Plaza in Tioga, you can find the basics, plus ...
9/27/13 at 11:41 PM Cantor talks farm bill during N.D. oil tour 8/28/13 at 11:42 PM
Oil development poses risks for livestock 12/9/12 at 12:24 AM
23 accidents in 26 days
Dakota Valley and Northern Plains Electric Cooperatives are trying to get the word out about farm safety before harvest begins. With the hurry of the short planing season, 23 accidents were reported i...
8/22/13 at 2:27 PM Plant seeds of safety: tell your farmer to mind the power poles 5/14/13 at 7:51 AM
Accidents on upward trend: remind family to cut the Candy Crush!
The thrill of Angry Birds can sure shock those who play it, but is it worth the risk of 7,200 volts? This year alone, members of Northern Plains and Dakota Valley Electric Cooperatives reported 101...
8/22/13 at 10:32 AM Got a farmer in your family? Now's the time to nag. 5/14/13 at 8:38 AM
Headlines: Spiritwood-area volunteers assist with harvest after death of 3-year-old boy 10/19/11 at 11:40 AM
Lentsch to replace Bones at SD Ag Department
Walt Bones is headed back to his family farming operation in rural Parker, and a familiar face and name in South Dakota Republican Party politics will replace him at the helm of the state Agriculture ...
4/2/13 at 11:11 AM Varilek hits hard 10/9/12 at 9:04 AM
Thune gets 'pants on fire' rating from PolitiFact 9/4/12 at 3:25 PM
From one scoop to another
Happy National Agriculture Week! I realize the week is half over, but agriculture production, innovation, research and processing happens every day, everywhere around us. We shouldnt be celebrating ag...
3/20/13 at 4:39 PM Facing my Fears; Screaming for Help 3/18/11 at 10:00 PM
Goosed by the Gander 3/17/11 at 8:10 PM
Cancer Healthy Foods
What are some cancer healthy foods? Cancer healthy foods include more fruits, vegetables and grains. In northern MN and northern WI we need to getenoughvitamin D. About 3,000 s...
2/15/13 at 5:36 AM Fair Farm Kickoff Meeting, This Wednesday 9/18/11 at 5:23 AM
Oophs, OBAMA 4/10/10 at 2:22 AM
George S. McGovern and the farmer
Click here for a South Dakota History journal article on "George S. McGovern and the farmer" by historian and Sen. John Thune adviser Jon Lauck....
10/31/12 at 1:49 PM
George McGovern in the Twin Ports
Former Democratic U.S. Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern of South Dakota died Sunday at age 90. He made at least two stops in Duluth during his political career, mostly notably on Se...
10/21/12 at 10:05 PM
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program begins Tuesday
Earlier this year, you read in the newsletter about the changing USDA nutrition guidelines that are being implemented in the Fargo Public Schools and around the country. In order to support these guid...
9/17/12 at 9:48 AM
Farmers question impact of diversion on crop insurance
WEST FARGO Area farmers have some major concerns about how the Red River diversion project will impact their livelihoods and the crop insurance they rely on. South of the proposed project, more than...
8/15/12 at 8:46 AM DIVERSION DISCUSSION: Authority seeks to hire property management firm 8/12/12 at 10:50 AM
Diversion could impact drainage, transportation in rural areas 7/10/12 at 11:01 PM
N.D. ag leaders urge 5-year bill, not short-term fix
FARGO North Dakota agriculture representatives say theyre not interested in Congress passing a short-term extension of farm policy when a five-year bill is on the table. Five years of certainty is m...
8/6/12 at 11:01 PM North Dakota politicians lay blame, as farm bill stalls amid partisan stalemate 8/4/12 at 9:26 AM
Heitkamp taps N.D. agriculture leader as policy adviser 7/26/12 at 10:18 AM