Agriculture

USDA Urged To Maintain Access To Crop Insurance Due To Delayed Planting

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Our wet spring forced delays in planting for farmers across the region. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says absent a dramatic improvement in weather conditions, unplanted acres in our region will be significant. Global wheat stocks are tightening due to the war in Ukraine and weather challenges in the U.S. Hoeven and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar…

Casselton City Council votes for soybean processing plant

People are split on the decision and want the plant built outside city limits

CASSELTON, N.D. (KVRR)-  The Casselton City Council passed the vote to allow the soybean plant to be built. According to reps from the North Dakota Soybean Processors, the 400 million dollar project expects to bring jobs, profits and a new legacy to the city. Residents were given 20 minutes to address concerns. Some familiar ones came up like potential traffic…

Steele County sinkhole repair could cost more than $1 million

A sinkhole as long as a football field and as deep as thirty feet sits along State Highway 23 near Hatton, North Dakota

STEELE COUNTY, N.D. (KVRR) – With rain flooding areas in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota, people weren’t expecting rain water to cause such a collapse and agencies around the area say they didn’t feel prepared either. “Usually in flood events, we get 2,3,4 weeks of warning. With the amount of rain that we had, we were expecting more of…

Inflation, late planting season could challenge farmers

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) – April showers arrive but May flowers may need to wait a couple weeks longer as farmers closely observe the effects. Farmers on the western side of North Dakota who have been experiencing drought conditions might get the needed relief from a rain and snow filled month of April. Some are worried they’ll have to start planting…

Farmer describes issues with inflation & the supply chain

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Farmers across the country are experiencing supply chain issues due to inflation and those in North Dakota are worried about what might happen to their crops this year. Due to inflation, supplies are thinning up and access to them is getting more complicated. “Fertilizer supply is gonna be… You know, they’re really tight. It’s a…

The Northern Hemp Summit showcases new innovations

"It is an end all, be all plant."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Hemp continues to gain popularity and with that questions are arising. Agriculture leaders gather at The Northern Hemp Summit with information and innovations. “It just brings farmers and people who are interested in the hemp industry together to make new contacts, learn about regulatory stuff and any information that they might need can be found here…

LIVE: Dakota Frontier Survival At Fargo Theatre

Based on a true story.

If you’re looking for something fun to do indoors to escape the snow this weekend, the Fargo Theatre has you covered. And it comes with a chance to get a little perspective on winter — from the viewpoint of our pioneer ancestors. “A Heart like Water” is a frontier survival story set in Dakota Territory in 1887. It’s based on…

Ypsilanti Girl Wins Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage State Title

STUTSMAN CO., N.D. (KVRR) — A Stutsman county student in Ypsilanti is earning a lot of “green” after being selected as North Dakota’s winner of the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program. Sully Amundson won a $1,000 scholarship and bragging rights for her “Best in State” cabbage which is more than 11 pounds. Sully is a student at Gussner Elementary….