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Minnesotans in Cuba: Obstacles Hinder Trade
A Minnesota trade delegation in Cuba says the country is hungry for American farm products, but obstacles must be overcome first. "Some things need to happen," Jim Zenk of the Minnesota Dry Bean Rese...
6/23/17 at 9:06 AM Is Agriculture Battle Over? 5/16/17 at 12:01 PM
Rural GOP Says Dayton Wages ‘War on Agriculture’ 5/12/17 at 8:36 AM
New Approaches to Help Farmers Make a Living and Protect Our Water Resources
During a recent symposium held by the Great Rivers Confluence partnership, John Mesko spoke about trends in farming over the past fifty years. In 1960, the average farm family made approximately half ...
3/20/17 at 5:15 AM Community Supported Agriculture 3/7/16 at 4:02 PM
Check for signs of the gypsy moth this spring 4/29/11 at 11:57 AM
C.W. Gove of Windom, Minnesota
This article is in connection with the creation of the database for the Bridge Builder's Directory in the Bridgehunter's Chronicles' wordpress page, which you can click here to view. More informatio...
3/7/17 at 3:38 PM
Big Data on the Farm: UND Leads New NSF-Grant on Big Data and Digital Agriculture
The University of North Dakota, in partnership with Iowa State University, Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is leading a multi-institution Digital Agriculture Spoke gr...
10/3/16 at 9:46 AM
Frost, Freeze, Frozen
September comes with many attributes such as the green, summer leaves beginning to fade and the pumpkin spice lattes making their yearly debut. Meteorologically speaking, September tends to also bring...
9/15/16 at 10:27 AM
Landowners Sue Oil Company Over Spills
ANTLER, N.D. A Bottineau county couple who can no longer farm some of their land because of repeated saltwater spills filed a lawsuit this week against oil company Petro Harvester. Daryl and Christi...
6/17/16 at 3:16 PM Farmers say land protections ‘failing miserably’ 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
"We Need To Stand Up For Coal Country" Says Noted Hillary Clinton Supporter
Back in March Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said her policies would "put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business." That comment has come to haunt Clinton. In West ...
5/9/16 at 12:47 PM
Density and desirable, affordable, and walkable neighborhoods
Some folks seem to think density automatically means skyscrapers.It's just not so. Density is just one way to measure land use. For perspective, in 1960 Fargo's population was 47,000 in less than 8 se...
12/2/15 at 8:16 AM Thousands enjoy the biggest vehicle ever in another great Holiday of Lights Parade 11/25/15 at 12:19 PM
Growing well matters. Let's do the math update 10/26/15 at 7:24 AM
In the mail
Every once in a while, a package arrives on my desk at work -- one of those big, yellow manilla envelopes that gets me excited about what I might find inside. Several months ago, I opened a rather la...
6/25/15 at 10:46 AM From one scoop to another 3/20/13 at 5:39 PM
Facing my Fears; Screaming for Help 3/18/11 at 11:00 PM
U of M Crookston Senior Pat Hagen Receives Student Conservationist Award at Annual Meeting of Minnesota Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society
Pat Hagen, a wildlife management student and fall 2014 graduate of the University of Minnesota Crookston was recently honored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society at the...
3/16/15 at 2:55 PM U of M Crookston Senior Dustin Smith Selected to Attend USDA 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum February 20-21, 2014 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
Beans Teach A Lesson AND Feed the Hungry
The learning activities of a group of Fargo Public Schools elementary students and future teachers will benefit those who are hungry. Twenty Concordia College education majors, students of Dr....
10/9/14 at 4:35 PM USDA Legislation: What's for Lunch? 2/7/14 at 9:36 AM
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program begins Tuesday 9/17/12 at 10:48 AM
Down on the Farm: Picture Stories from an African Corn Harvest
The corn stalks are high; The kernels are yellow. Rainy season says bye; Harvest time says hello. This one's for all the farmers out there. *** My time in Tanzania has coincided nicely with the ...
8/24/14 at 7:21 AM
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 11:05 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
Property Taxes: Whose Money Is in the Bucket?
I've had a few questions about several stories I've written about property taxes, and I would like to share with you my bucket analogy, which simplifies some of the complex things that determine a per...
4/5/12 at 2:52 PM Exploding Manure, Insidious Weeds and a Geek in Power 3/27/12 at 5:05 PM
Farming with BOOM and Obvious Spies Spying Obviously 8/16/11 at 6:00 AM