Agriculture

Great Plains Food Bank Announces Ending Hunger 2.0 Initiative

Great Plains Food Bank partners with Sanford Hospital

FARGO, N.D.– Ending Hunger 2.0 is the Great Plains Food Bank’s newest initiative. They’re doing more than just providing food, but tackling other issues as well. This program is the first of its kind in the country. “We stopped and said, ‘if we’re truly going to end hunger, we know that food boxes are just a band–aid solution.’ What we really…

North Dakota Exports Last Year Worth $2 Billion

This amount was an increase of 5.6% over 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota exported more than $2 billion worth of products last year, excluding oil, which is a 5.6 percent increase over 2016. The state’s export growth was led by soybeans and machinery, including bulldozers, tractors, combines and farm implements. The value of machinery exports grew from almost $687 million to $757 million. Canada, Australia and Ukraine increased…

LIVE: Pet Connection: Meet Jake

Everything's Jake with a big sweetie like this in your life.

Ever hear the old saying, “Everything’s Jake”? It means everything is fine or a-okay. When you meet Jake, everything is, because he’s one of the calmest, most laid-back fellows we’ve ever had in studio for the Morning Show. He and 4 Luv of Dog founder Kish Hilmert joined Emily Welker live in studio to talk about Jake, who just recovered…

Hundreds of Farmers Attend Northern Corn and Soybean Expo

The expo gave them a place to collaborate on industry challenges

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of farmers gathered at the Fargodome for the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo. It gave them a place to collaborate and get tips on industry challenges, such as maximizing profit. “Money talks when it comes to commodities and that’s the bottom line— it’s their bottom line,” said Matt Gast, a soybean farmer. Farmers say it’s the…

NDSU Saddles Up for 92nd International Livestock Show

the show began in 1922 at the university

  FARGO, N.D. — NDSU’s Saddle and Sirloin Club is starting their 92nd Little International Livestock Show. The animals inside NDSU’s Shepperd Arena are getting ready for one of the most important days of their lives. Tomorrow will be their chance to shine at the 92nd annual Little International Show, put on by NDSU’s Saddle and Sirloin Club. “It began back…

Prairie Roots Food Co-op Getting More Local Produce From Farmers

they already get produce from more than 15 local farmers

FARGO, N.D. — Prairie Roots Food Co-op’s philosophy revolves around the idea that local, clean food is what should be sold in grocery stores. Tonight local producers had the chance to get more of their products into the store. The more love you show your body by feeding it healthy foods, the better you’ll feel. “People are starting to realize if…

Hope Springs Anew: Wellspring For the World

It's the world's lifeblood, but so many don't have access.

It’s hard to imagine here in the Red River Valley, where we spend so many years inundated with water in the form of floods during spring thaw. But this year’s drought is a mere taste of what millions of people all around the world struggle with every single day. We’re talking about shortages of water on the Morning Show, and…

Bismarck Bobcat Workers Vote Against Unionizing

The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin

BISMARCK, N.D. — Workers at the Bobcat manufacturing facility in Bismarck have voted against joining a union. The vote last week failed by a 2-to-1 margin. Larry Johnson, a union member who works at Bobcat’s facility in Gwinner, says the push behind the campaign was to improve health and safety and to negotiate higher wages. The last time the manufacturing…

Oil Production in North Dakota Increasing

Ness says a task force is being convened to help speed up infrastructure development

  NORTH DAKOTA — Oil production in North Dakota is increasing amid rebounding oil prices and technology advances. But officials say the infrastructure needed to capture the natural gas byproduct isn’t keeping up. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says some oil drillers are cutting output to meet gas capture rules so they won’t be sanctioned by the state….

2017 Drought Impact on North Dakota Crops

Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought in 2017 impacted the production of most crops in North Dakota. The latest report from the Agriculture Department shows soybean production in the state down 4 percent from the previous year, corn down 13 percent, oil sunflowers down 41 percent and flaxseed down 56 percent. Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent. Meanwhile, North…