Agriculture

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….

2021 National Runner-Up Mrs. Agriculture USA Advocates for Agriculture

"I found Miss Agriculture USA and it is exactly what I was looking for."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – You may have heard of Miss USA. But have you ever heard of Miss Agriculture USA? An NDSU graduate and three-time Miss Agriculture USA title holder for North Dakota has been actively involved in agriculture her whole life. “I grew up on a hobby farm in Hawley, Minnesota so that is kind of where it all…

LIVE: ND Ag Lawyer Shares Story Of How She Helped Save Thousands Of Family Farms

Sarah Vogel's Memoir, "The Farmer's Lawyer" Is Out Now

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — She’s a renowned ag lawyer who served as North Dakota’s ag commissioner. Now, she’s an author, recounting how she helped save thousands of family farms across the country. Sarah Vogel’s first book is a memoir titled The Farmer’s Lawyer. She tells the story of her legal fight against the USDA’s Farmers Home Administration in the…

LIVE: Talking the Birds and the Bees with Audubon Dakota

Believe it or not, it's a family-friendly event.

We’ve only got a couple more days of good weather to enjoy the fall splendor of the region. And Audubon Dakota is giving you a great chance this week to get out there and enjoy it — and make sure our wild friends can enjoy it too — before the snow flies. The  “Call to Earth” Audubon Dakota event is…

U.S. Agriculture Secretary says it’s too soon to know if there will be a turkey shortage

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – In an interview with KVRR, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says it’s premature to know if we’re going to have a turkey shortage for Thanksgiving. He says the Biden Administration is doing what it can to end supply chain issues to get birds and other cargo shipped nationwide. That includes trying to accelerate approving commercial drivers’ licenses to…

Red River Watershed Management Board collecting terrain data using LiDAR for flood mitigation

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The Red River Watershed Management Board is collecting new data on the elevation of the ground in our region in order to better predict and mitigate flooding. The Board has contracted with Sanborn Mapping Company to collect what’s called Light Detecting and Ranging data, also known as LiDAR. It’s collected through a laser and is used…

LIVE: Get Your Own Audrey Two

Don't worry, they start off much too small to ACTUALLY eat people.

A local garden store and plant nursery is turning into a real-life Little Shop of Horrors, just in time for the Halloween holiday. Fargo’s Baker Garden and Gift is teaching classes on how to care for carnivorous plants — and you can get in on the bloody good time. They cover carnivorous monkey cups and other pitcher plants, sundews, and…

Farmers Find Common Ground at Women Farmer Workshop

A workshop catered for women involved in agriculture.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an effort to help women across the region enhance their knowledge of soil, an informational workshop was held at North Dakota State University. “This is our first night and it is women interested, that maybe have a little bit of land, all the way to inherent land. We are working together for soil health in…