Tracy Frank is a SheSays, Variety, and Farmer's Forum reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
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WEST FARGO – Brian Carroll and Shawn DeKeyser are both in their third year of taking piano lessons. Both West Fargo men are in their 40s.
FARGO – As researchers uncover more health benefits of flax, more food companies are including the ingredient in their products. And that means more opportunities for farmers.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Chris Bergen has something rather unexpected in his office at Bergen's Greenhouses here.
FARGO—Farmers plan to plant more corn and less wheat than expected this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recently released annual Prospective Plantings report. The report is based on a survey of about 84,000 farmers around the country and shows the acreage they expect to plant for each crop. Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University crop economist and marketing specialist, said the report is the first glimpse traders, market analysts and buyers get into what U.S. farmers are thinking as they prepare to plant.
MOORHEAD—For some producers, 2016 will be a "make-or-break year," said Lynn Paulson, Bell State Bank & Trust senior vice president and director of agribusiness development. There is still a lot...
WEST FARGO—A new business is opening in the Pioneer Center here that caters to people who want healthy meals fast. Seth Houkom and his fiancée, Haylee Swanson, plan to open Power Plate Meals April 18 at 1380 9th St. E. The storefront will offer lower-calorie meals with high-quality protein, good carbs, healthy fats and all-natural ingredients, Houkom said. "We home make everything," he said. "They're all our own recipes."
MOORHEAD—At first, Lenora Kraft hesitated about moving in with Debra DeWitz. The women were each living alone and they knew each other because their daughters had been friends. But Kraft didn't want to give up her independence, DeWitz said. After Kraft was diagnosed with terminal cancer, DeWitz asked her again to move in with her, saying it would be good for both of them.
FARGO – When talking about the quality of soybean meal for livestock feed, Scott Gauslow wants farmers and buyers to think more about amino acids than crude protein.
MOORHEAD—The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce sees the state's budget surplus as an opportunity for business tax relief. The chamber wants part of the surplus to go toward eliminating the statewide...
FARGO—Economic challenges contributed to a drop in metro-area hotel room occupancy in 2015 compared to 2014, said Charley Johnson, the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO. Johnson talked...