FrogWatch USA Training Session at the Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo is Hosting a Training Session This Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Did you know that frogs play a very important role in the ecosystem? With them breathing through their skin, they can indicate when there are problems within the environment. “The volunteers are going out and listening for frog calls,” said Bryan Vasquez, the director of conservation and education at the Red River Zoo. “So, we’re having training…

North Dakota Sees Drop in Farms, Ranches in 2016

The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined

  NORTH DAKOTA — The number of farms and ranches in North Dakota dropped slightly last year. The federal Agriculture Department estimates 29,800 agricultural operations in the state in 2016, down 200 from 2015. The number of small farms and ranches in terms of sales increased, while the number of large operations declined. Land in farms and ranches totaled 39.1…

NASA Updates for the White Stuff

New Weather Technology Helps People See Snow From Space

Snow is something all of us in the Upper Midwest are used to in the winter. But how are researchers using it to help figure out our country’s water supply? “NASA’s Earth Observing Fleet has been at this for a long time,” explains NASA Scientist Dalia Kirschbaum. New ways to measure the winter white stuff are coming, thanks to scientists…

Prairie Roots Food Co-Op Prepping for Open House

The Co-op Will Host an Open House to the Public Saturday, February 18th

FARGO, N.D. — Downtown Fargo will soon have a grocery store full of healthy, organic options. “It’s a locally owned community grown grocery store so the co–op is funded by memberships and people who invest in the co–op,” said Kurt Kopperud, who is the store’s general manager. “I think it’s providing downtown with a grocery store and second of all,…

Titan Machinery Closing Stores in Minnesota, Dakotas

Titan Machinery, based in West Fargo, is consolidating fifteen stores and realigning its management structure.

Some machinery dealerships are closing their doors. Titan Machinery, based in West Fargo, is consolidating fifteen stores and realigning its management structure. Stores affected include Redwood Falls and Thief River Falls in Minnesota along with Arthur, Kintyre, Kulm and Mayville in North Dakota and Milbank and Redfield, South Dakota. Jeff Bowman is the Chief Marketing Officer for Titan Machinery in…

How Giving Hearts Day Reaches Out Through Local Charities

Farm Rescue is Among One of the Hundreds of Charities Participating in Giving Hearts Day

FARGO, N.D. — One of charities participating in Giving Hearts Day is Farm Rescue, an organization that that gives farmers who are dealing with tragedy assistance on their farm. When you’re a farmer, you don’t have the luxury to take days off. Even when tragedy strikes, the work doesn’t stop. “My wife had cancer and it came down to…she always…

Gearing Up for Farmers Market Season in the Red River Valley

After a winter hiatus vendors and organizations met up to discuss the 2017 season

FARGO, N.D. — We’re about halfway through winter and that means the F–M farmers market season is only a few months away. In preparation, members of the farmers market community gathered for their annual meeting. The event serves not only to refresh the memory of local vendors on rules and regulations surrounding farmers markets, but it also gives them an…

Big Announcement for Ag Producers at the Soybean Expo

Minnesota Soybean Processors Announced They Will Be Constructing A New Soybean Plant Facility

FARGO, N.D. — Ag officials call soybeans the miracle crop because of the many products that can be made from it. Step aside wheat and corn, soybeans are the agricultural commodity to beat in the global market. Especially…in the Red River Valley. People who were attending the the Soybean Expo at the Holiday Inn heard from Governor Doug Burgum and…

Senator Heitkamp Meets with President’s Nominee for Ag Secretary

Senator Heitkamp will vote yes on Perdue, but will not vote in support of Betsy DeVos, the pick for Education Secretary

WASHINGTON D.C. — Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she will support President Trump’s Ag Secretary nominee. Heitkamp met with former Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia to talk about her agriculture priorities. She also reintroduced a bipartisan bill to lift restrictions on U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. Heitkamp and Perdue also talked about the need for a strong Farm Bill in 2018….

Sen. Heitkamp on DeVos: A D- Applicant with a Big Checkbook

Senator Heitkamp is urging other politicians to vote 'no' on Betsy DeVos

  U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp urged other politicians in Washington D.C. to vote ‘no’ for Betsy DeVos leading the U.S. Education Department. Heitkamp says getting quality education to the rural parts of North Dakota is one of the state’s main challenges. She says through technology and good instructors, the state is solving the issue. But Heitkamp thinks DeVos would make…