A lot of national and world news has affected ag this week.
China approved Syngentas Viptera GMO corn variety, known as MIR 162. Thats great news for farmers. China had been turning away corn shipments from the U.S., out of concerns the shipments were commingled with unapproved Viptera, which limited export opportunities and decreased revenues.
China is a crucial market for our corn crop. Or ...
December 18, 2014 - 10:10pm
Addicted To Running
"If you want to become the best runner that you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it." - Priscilla Welch
Lately, my mind flips to a singular question every time I run.
What's different about the off-season this time?
For the past few weeks, I've pondered the answer as the winter months present both challenges and opportunities. The challenges includ...
December 17, 2014 - 7:26pm
Oil Patch Dispatch with Forum Communications' Amy Dalrymple
By Kathleen J. Bryan
Forum News Service
MINOT, N.D. -- Nick Vaughn earns in two nights what took him two weeks to make in his home state of Tennessee.
The 34-year-old Gallatin, Tenn., man uprooted his family wife Burgandy and four children in September in hopes of finding a better life in Minot.
The former automotive factory worker who was earning $9 an hour now tends bar at the Blind Duck L...
December 15, 2014 - 9:27am
Ag Right with Agweek reporter Jonathan Knutson
MyPlate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutrition and healthy eating guide, has its critics. They say agricultural groups had too much influence in developing it. Whatever the truth, there's no denying that MyPlate gets a lot of attention.
What's not so well known is that MyPlate has a number of "National Strategic Partners," which seek to promote the message of MyPlate. The list include...
December 12, 2014 - 6:24pm
The average annual number of tornadoes reported in the United States is about 1,260. Fairly good records go back to 1953. The average has been on the rise in recent years, mostly due to a much more active storm spotting network. The most number of tornadoes in a year was 1,870 in 2004. Other very active tornado years were 2008 and 2011 with more than 1,600 each of those years. But for the last ...
December 11, 2014 - 2:03pm
Goethe's sports blog
There it was. Just a few dozen yards in front of me. A deer skipping through the woods, its big white tail flopping as it leaped over a fallen branch.
Unfortunately, this scene played out on a walking path in Thief River Falls, Minn., on Sunday and not on hunting land. And as it turned out, that doe within city limits was the only deer I have seen to this point while taking p...
November 10, 2014 - 2:51pm
Forum Communications Company
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Emmy Award winning Terry Dullum is set to retire after working at WDAZ Television for the past 39 years. He is best known for his work covering the Flood of 1997, for launching the 5pm newscast and for his fun and offbeat series, The Dullum File.
Terry Dullum will be greatly missed. Hes had a huge impact on our station and our community. We wish him only the very best. At ...
September 30, 2014 - 9:03am