Agriculture

Help With Hannukah: Understanding the Festival of Lights

From fried foods to fighting for freedom, it's a holiday for everyone.

Tuesday night marked the first moments of Hannukah, as Jewish families all across the country and right here in the Red River Valley region gathered around the menorah to light the first candle celebrating the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights. If you missed it, don’t worry — Wednesday is the first full day of the holiday. There’s still plenty of…

Barn Destroyed By Fire In Richland County

Deputy Aaron Grenz says crews were called shortly before 4:30 a.m. to 17005 Highway 13 in rural Mooreton.

Mooreton, N.D. (KFGO) – A barn was destroyed by fire in Richland County, North Dakota early Wednesday morning. Deputy Aaron Grenz says crews were called shortly before 4:30 a.m. to 17005 Highway 13 in rural Mooreton. Mooreton, Dwight, Great Bend and Barney fire crews responded but the barn was destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Minnesota Places Restrictions on Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018. It comes in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide. They also prohibit applications when the temperature or forecast…

Sen. John Hoeven Praises Governors Dayton, Burgum on FM Diversion Task Force

The recommendations of the task force will be forwarded to the FM Diversion Authority

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven is praising the work of Governors Doug Burgum and Mark Dayton on the FM Diversion Task Force. They recommended changes to the project to get the necessary permits from Minnesota for the work to continue. The senator spoke with both the Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

FM Diversion Task Force Meets for Final Time, Says They’re Making Progress

They include sending more water through the river channel and moving a holding area closer to town

FARGO, ND — The Diversion Task Force met for the fifth and final time and made progress towards a solution for permanent flood protection in the metro. The task force is recommending large-scale changes to the Red River diversion project around Fargo-Moorhead. They include sending more water through the river channel and moving a holding area closer to town. The…

Interested in Growing Hemp in North Dakota?

Next year will be the third year of the state's industrial hemp research program

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Agriculture Department is hosting a meeting for people interested in growing industrial hemp. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Brynhild Haugland Room at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Next year will be the third year of the state’s industrial hemp research program. Its goal is to determine whether hemp can…

Geologists Reviewing Recoverable Crude Oil in North Dakota

Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and industry officials requested the new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey

  NORTH DAKOTA — Federal geologists say they will reevaluate the amount of recoverable crude oil in North Dakota. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven and industry officials requested the new assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey, saying it would likely attract investment by showing stronger production potential. They want the USGS to take into account 17 other formations in…

Testing Shows Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer Hasn’t Spread in Minnesota

Officials say it gives them confidence that the fatal brain disease has not spread beyond a small pocket in the southeast corner of the state

MINNESOTA — Tests found no chronic wasting disease in more than 11,000 deer shot by hunters in north-central, central and southeastern Minnesota this fall. Officials say it gives them confidence that the fatal brain disease has not spread beyond a small pocket in the southeast corner of the state. The DNR ordered the precautionary testing in north-central and central Minnesota…

North Dakota’s Coyote Catalog Activated for Sixth Year

Anyone who registered in previous years needs to sign up again

Courtesy: ND Game and Fish Department  NORTH DAKOTA — A program in North Dakota that connects coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are having problems with the animals has been activated for a sixth year. The Coyote Catalog is a partnership of the state Agriculture and Game and Fish departments. Last year, about 30 landowners and more than 500…

Great Plains Food Bank Pop-Up Truck Making a Stop in Hillsboro

Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to attend and receive food at no cost

  HILLSBORO, ND — Trucks supplying free fresh fruit, vegetables, meats and more will be in Hillsboro on Friday. It’s part of the Great Plains Food Bank Pop-up Perishable Food Program. The above picture is from their pop-up visit to Moorhead High School in August. Anyone in need of food assistance in the community or neighboring communities is welcome to…