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Dayton Acts to End Propane Delivery Issues
Gov. Mark Dayton's action to ease problems that farmers report of getting propane brings back memories of the 2013-14 winter in which the gas was in short supply, but early indications are that this w...
11/3/17 at 7:32 AM Minnesota Launches Rural Helpline 10/9/17 at 9:17 AM
Many Farmers Comply With Controversial Buffer Law 10/6/17 at 9:57 AM
*New Video* Two Farming Couples Share About Life on the Oregon Coast
Interview #6 from my Pacific Northwest series features two couples (one native to the region and one from the Midwest), who talked to me about life in these parts. Community-oriented, socially-conscio...
10/30/17 at 12:43 PM Voices of the Pacific Northwest: Elk, Sand Dunes, and Agri-Culture 7/30/17 at 10:24 AM
Down on the Farm: Picture Stories from an African Corn Harvest 8/24/14 at 6:21 AM
An Anniversary Gift
In honor of the 175th anniversary of the Case IH Agriculture and CASE Construction Equipment brands, CNH Industrial America LLC has awarded Fargo Public Schools a $25,000 grant to implement Science, T...
9/23/17 at 8:05 AM Beans Teach A Lesson AND Feed the Hungry 10/9/14 at 3:35 PM
USDA Legislation: What's for Lunch? 2/7/14 at 8:36 AM
Sportsmen’s Groups Outline Conservation Priorities in Advance of Thursday Senate Committee Farm Bill Hearing
Conservation and sportsmens groups across the country will be keeping a close eye on Washington, D.C., on Thursday, when the Senate Committee for Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry holds a hearing...
6/28/17 at 2:19 PM Conservation groups generally support House Farm Bill version 7/12/12 at 9:04 AM
Sportsmen commend Senate passing of Farm Bill 6/21/12 at 1:46 PM
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 4:15 AM Community Supported Agriculture 3/7/16 at 3:02 PM
Check for signs of the gypsy moth this spring 4/29/11 at 10:57 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 2:38 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 8:46 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 9:27 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 2:16 PM Farmers say land protections ‘failing miserably’ 4/8/14 at 9:40 PM
A big convenience: Tioga travel plaza includes pedicures, conference room, women’s clothing 9/27/13 at 11:41 PM
"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 11:47 AM
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 7:16 AM Thousands enjoy the biggest vehicle ever in another great Holiday of Lights Parade 11/25/15 at 11:19 AM
Growing well matters. Let's do the math update 10/26/15 at 6:24 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 9:46 AM From one scoop to another 3/20/13 at 4:39 PM
Facing my Fears; Screaming for Help 3/18/11 at 10:00 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 1:55 PM U of M Crookston Senior Dustin Smith Selected to Attend USDA 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum February 20-21, 2014 2/3/14 at 2:14 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 3:52 PM
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 10:05 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 1:52 PM Exploding Manure, Insidious Weeds and a Geek in Power 3/27/12 at 4:05 PM
Farming with BOOM and Obvious Spies Spying Obviously 8/16/11 at 5:00 AM