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WASHINGTON -- As America's chief agricultural negotiator, Darci Vetter has a lot on her plate. But she has no doubt about her priority. "At the top of our list is...
GRAND FORKS – The federal crop insurance program has benefits, but it also drives up land prices, helping big farms and hurting small ones, according to a new study.
DENVER – Computer problems were responsible for delays in approval of temporary visas for agricultural workers, one of the groups affected says.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—A Fergus Falls food company is seeking $3 million—$1 million of it in the next two weeks—to expand its customer base and do a better job environmentally. "It's a tight window and it's ambitious, we know," says Jesse Lukes, Bluebird Gardens' operation manager. "But we think doing it this way will jump-start attention on what we're trying to do."
GRAND FORKS – A historic trade trip to Cuba is going well, say Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D- Minn., and Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn.
BENSON, Minn. – Grant Herfindahl started farming at Benson in the spring of 1976. "Horrible drought" that summer devastated his corn, leaving him with a paltry 13 bushel-per-acre harvest in the fall.
Mark Brick knows a lot about architecture – in plants, that is, not buildings. Brick, professor of plant breeding and genetics at Colorado State University, led a research team that developed and released a variety of pinto beans that's easier to harvest than traditional pinto beans.
GRAND FORKS – Chemical spray drift is a growing concern for farmers and society in general. But new tools can help reduce the problem, a University of Minnesota Extension agent says.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution to do away with the controversial Waters of the U.S. rule. But opponents of the legislation still need to overcome a presidential veto, which they say they're unlikely to do.
Area farm group leaders say they’re dismayed and surprised by the new agreement that includes a $3 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program. The two-year deal reached by...