Agriculture

NDSU’s Saddle and Sirloins ready for Little International competition

Contestants or bringing the heat and ruffling the fur for tomorrows Competitions.

FARGO, N.D. – Saturday marks the 95th year of NDSU’s Saddle and Sirloin’s Little International competition. Agriculture Students are preparing their animals for the show, whether that is shearing, cleaning, or feeding. This year there are 106 contestants showing animals, 50 curing ham and four students participating in a public speaking contest. Each student shows one of the animals they’ve…

Farmers prepare for planting season

"It looks like it's going to be a normal season for the most part and normal in agriculture is always a good thing."

HITTERDAL, Minn. (KVRR) – As warmer weather eventually approaches, farmers in the area are preparing for planting season. Premium Ag Solutions members help ease concerns amongst local farmers with the latest knowledge for a successful year. “It’s a nice way for guys to get out in the winter. We do an update on markets, we do an update on weather…

More than 1,000 goats killed in Otter Tail County barn fire

The fire was reported in Henning, Minnesota around 3:00 a.m.

HENNING, Minn. (KVRR) — An early morning barn fire in Henning, Minnesota kills more than one thousand goats. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the barn, multiple tractors, and nearby hay are also a total loss. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. They are unsure of what caused the fire. No people were injured. Categories: Agriculture, Local News,…

Heitkamp remains on list for agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden’s choices for secretary of agriculture are as diverse as the department of 100,000 employees that he or she would represent. The choice is especially critical this year as USDA provides extra aid for the hungry and oversees food production amid the pandemic. For Biden, the emerging choice between Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, former Sen….

Benefit concert planned for Farm Rescue

Nonprofit dedicates their work to helping assist family farm workers

FARGO (KVRR) – A North Dakota-based nonprofit that focuses on helping injured farm workers is taking the extra step to help even more family farmers, including those affected by COVID-19. Farm Rescue is helping dedicate their time through service work by lending a helping hand to Midwest farm families. “With Farm Rescue we like to say we’re a hand up,…

Farm Rescue shifts to help farmers affected by coronavirus

FARGO (KVRR) – A North Dakota-based volunteer organization that helps farmers when they are injured or otherwise impaired says it has helped a number of Midwest farmers who were sidelined by the coronavirus. Since 2005, Farm Rescue has helped more than 700 farm families that have been unable to plant, harvest or feed livestock due to injury, illness or natural…

Dem-NPL Party on what a Biden-Harris administration means for rural communities

Although more Americans nationwide voted for Joe Biden to be the next president, that wasn't the case in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — As general election results rolled in, the night of November 3rd was a tough one for democrats in North Dakota. “It was not because we didn’t have good candidates or the right strategy. We’re just — we’re in a state that is increasingly conservative and that supported Trump by a large margin,” says Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie…

Minnesota agriculture industry may feel blows of Peterson loss

Rep. Collin Peterson was the U.S. House Representative from Minnesota's 7th Congressional District for the last 30 years. He lost the 2020 election to Republican Michelle Fischbach.

MINNESOTA — It may have been one of the bigger upsets in this years U.S. House race. Fifteen-term incumbent Collin Peterson lost the race for U.S. Representative in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District to Republican Michelle Fischbach. In a mainly rural district dominated by agriculture, the loss was felt heavily by farmers. “He knew agriculture arguably better than any representative in…

Social Distancing: Apple Picking

Pick your favorite technique and tell us about it.

It suddenly seemed like winter set in all across the region when most of us stepped foot outside this morning. Fortunately — my family got a little more fall fun in recently, social distancing style. We spent the weekend apple picking at my father-in-law’s. He has a tree that gives some of the tastiest pie apples I’ve ever had. They’re…