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Grand Forks Region EDC celebrates stellar 2013
There was much to celebrate at the Grand Forks Region EDC's annual meeting held in Grand Forks, N.D., at the Alerus Center on April 17. Business has boomed in the community over the past year and city...
4/18/14 at 12:58 PM International ag research conference headed to Fargo 10/21/13 at 3:30 PM
SDSU and Bayer CropScience expand wheat breeding partnership 12/8/11 at 4:20 PM
A little parody can go a long way
My knowledge of rap music is limited, to say the least. So I never heard of LMFAQ or it's hit, "I'm sexy and I'm know it." But I pay attention to what's happening in agriculture. So I heard about the...
4/17/14 at 11:52 AM Questions on GMO? They've got answers 4/11/14 at 10:35 AM
Clever crooks, despicable scam 4/8/14 at 11:02 AM
Fargo series debut piquing interest in the real Fargo story
There's a new cable series based on the movie coming out on Tuesday (Fargo on FX channel). It likely won't represent much of what really goes on here, but it does create awareness. Forbes Joel Kotkin ...
4/13/14 at 8:09 AM Congratulations to the history making Bison! 3/23/14 at 4:46 PM
Bison and Coach Phillips making it fun! 3/22/14 at 10:12 AM
Farmers say land protections ‘failing miserably’
MINOT, N.D. Darwin Peterson is the third member of what he hopes is a fifth-generation farm. But the Bottineau County man worries about the quality of land hell be able to pass on to his grandson af...
4/8/14 at 10:40 PM A big convenience: Tioga travel plaza includes pedicures, conference room, women’s clothing 9/28/13 at 12:41 AM
Cantor talks farm bill during N.D. oil tour 8/29/13 at 12:42 AM
USDA Legislation: What's for Lunch?
Permanent changes were enacted to the USDA's National School Lunch and Breakfast Program last month, in legislation co-led by North Dakota Senator John Hoeven. Learn how Fargo Public School student lu...
2/7/14 at 9:36 AM Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program begins Tuesday 9/17/12 at 10:48 AM
U of M Crookston Senior Dustin Smith Selected to Attend USDA 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum February 20-21, 2014
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the selection of 30 university students to attend USDA's 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum, titled "The Changing Face of Agriculture," to be held Feb. 20- 21,...
2/3/14 at 3:14 PM 39th Annual Ag Arama on Saturday, January 25, 2014, Welcomes Everyone "Down on the Farm" at UM Crookston; Dedication of Ag Arama 2014 to Susan Jacobson 12/19/13 at 4:52 PM
Collegiate Crops Team from UM Crookston Places Third in National Collegiate Crops Contests 12/10/13 at 8:55 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 9:25 AM Bill mixes paint, bees and farmers ... and includes an island, too 5/19/13 at 5:06 PM
Fee increases bother GOP in ag-outdoors bill 4/18/13 at 9:42 PM
Meet Myrtle. She's 104 and still quilts
Reporters spend a lot of their time interviewing people. You meet a lot of people that way. It's one of the interesting things about being a reporter. From time to time, I feel honored to have had the...
8/30/13 at 7:13 PM 'Faces of Our Community' - Multimedia profile of farmer Brent Rust 3/17/12 at 7:00 PM
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 3:27 PM Plant seeds of safety: tell your farmer to mind the power poles 5/14/13 at 8:51 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 11:32 AM Got a farmer in your family? Now's the time to nag. 5/14/13 at 9:38 AM
Headlines: Spiritwood-area volunteers assist with harvest after death of 3-year-old boy 10/19/11 at 12:40 PM
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 12:11 PM Varilek hits hard 10/9/12 at 10:04 AM
Thune gets 'pants on fire' rating from PolitiFact 9/4/12 at 4:25 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 5:39 PM Facing my Fears; Screaming for Help 3/18/11 at 11:00 PM
Goosed by the Gander 3/17/11 at 9:10 PM
Conservation groups generally support House Farm Bill version
So far, so good is the word from conservation groups in response to the U.S. House of Representatives version of the Farm Bill. The House Agriculture Committee completed markup of its version of the ...
7/12/12 at 10:04 AM Sportsmen commend Senate passing of Farm Bill 6/21/12 at 2:46 PM
The first box
We got our first box of produce from our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), Bluebird Gardens, yesterday--we were so excited! We decided to get a bigger share than we did last year, as we found th...
6/6/12 at 8:14 AM
Areavoices Digest #75 - What's life really like in the Oil Patch?
We've seen the news stories and read the reports from the oil boom in Western North Dakota. They paint a vivid picture of both the good and bad that come with an economic boom and population explosion...
5/9/12 at 10:29 AM Areavoices Digest #53 - Two new blogs and three old favorites 11/9/11 at 3:20 PM
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