Agriculture

NDSU Celebrates Fourth Annual “Ag Week”

NDSU's Ag Collective will end the week with a dance and fundraiser for Arthur's Barn At Sanctuary events center

FARGO, N.D. — Our region is known for its agricultural contribution to the country. Now NDSU students are dedicating a whole week to celebrating the industry with their Ag Week. Four years ago, NDSU started its Ag Week to educate students and the community about the industry. That includes getting rid of any misconceptions people may have about agriculture. “There’s a…

LIVE: Holy cow!!!! There’s a cow in the studio.

Learn all about dairy cows with the help of NDSU's Animal Science Program.

Mooove over, Emily and Adam — you’re about the share the camera and the studio with someone much, much cuter. It’s National Farm Animal Day, and we couldn’t think of a better way to learn all about the critters that much of the Red River Valley pour their heart and soul into than from the folks at the NDSU Animal…

Health Department tells Local Brewing Company ‘No Dogs Allowed’

Within North Dakota, these places are considered food establishments, but brewers argue it is almost impossible to contaminate beer

MAPLETON, N.D. — Many breweries throughout the country are pet friendly, but the Department of Health says establishments in North Dakota have different rules. This change is affecting businesses in our area. Those who are looking to kick back and enjoy a cold one usually have something in common… “You get people from all walks of life in the community,”…

North Dakota Farmers Brace Themselves for Impending Tariffs

Farmer from Steele County thinks producers might feel the biggest impact of any group from the tariffs

STEELE COUNTY, N.D. — Randy Richards is one of many farmers thinking that times could become hectic for farmers in North Dakota. On Wednesday, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced a 25 percent tariff on 106 US products, including soybeans. “They’re the hardest on agriculture because agriculture is the only we thing that we export a lot of that balances out…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Barrett

He and his buddy Rayden are a package deal -- two for the price of none!

He couldn’t be a less grumpy old man if he tried, aside from his age. Barrett, a 12-year-old chihuahua-pomeranian cross, visited the KVRR Morning Show studios with Heather Klefstad of Homeward Animal Shelter to talk with Emily Welker, but he left his best buddy to sleep in. That’s 10-year-old Raylen, a beagle who goes everywhere Barrett goes. The bonded pair…

Senator Tina Smith Encourages Skills-Based Learning in Minnesota

Senator Smith spoke with local business and agricultural leaders in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Joined by farmers and community members, Senator Tina Smith listened to perspectives on national issues that might affect the lives of Minnesotans. “Well trade is good. We need strong export markets in Minnesota which is such a powerful agricultural producer but that trade needs to be fair,” said Smith. Smith also spoke with  business leaders about how Minnesota…

Who Will Be the Next Endorsed Republican Candidate?

Cass County Republicans held an open forum just ahead of the State Convention this upcoming weekend

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Republicans held an open forum just ahead of the State Convention this upcoming weekend. Three of the candidates running for Congress spoke about why they want to be the endorsed Republican candidate. State Senators Kelly Armstrong and Tom Campbell and Paul Schaffner spoke to people in the community and answered questions about controversial issues being…

Train Derailment In Oakes

Red River Valley & Western Railroad's Track and Structures Mgr. Cal Gruebele says the derailment occurred around 7 p.m. Tues. on the southwest side of town.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption OAKES, N.D. (AP) _ Crews are working to clean up corn spilled from seven train cars in southeastern North Dakota. Officials say four cars on the train derailed and the seven cars of corn tipped over Tuesday night in the Dickey County community of Oakes. KDDR reports Red River Valley & Western Railroad’s Track and…

Import Tariffs on China Could Spell Trouble for North Dakota Farmers

North Dakota farmers have 7 million acres of farmland devoted to soybean production

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — President Trump recently enforced $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. With China quickly putting its own tariffs on American goods, one field that could be in trouble is agriculture. “We’re long term going to see some kind of impact in agriculture partly because it’s the easiest thing for them to do quickly and partly because of…

WCCO Belting Unveils New Line of Products Using Soybean Oil

The TerraTech Project looks to use sustainable materials to create more efficient rubber for belting

  WAHPETON, N.D. — On National Agriculture Day, WCCO Belting rolls out some new innovations using locally grown products. “Our rubber is man–made rubber and the materials that go into that are aromatic oil or petroleum oil. What we’ve been able to successfully do is to replace the aromatic oil with soybean oil and achieve equal or greater properties in our…