Agriculture

LIVE: Scarecrows in the Garden

We don't mean to scare you, but we're almost out of time in the garden.

Scary thought indeed: your green, gorgeous, and growing garden is probably weeks, if not days, away from the first frost (and maybe freeze) of the season. But this weekend you can scare off the end-of-summer sadness with a bunch of other gardening folks, and a great cause. “Scarecrows in the Garden” launches for its very first year on Saturday morning…

LIVE: Midwest Mediterranean

It's not as far out as you think.

A new book is bringing the Mediterranean to you right here in the Midwest. And before you say it can’t be done… the authors are from right here in the region. It’s a collection of 16 recipes plus observations from a group of Midwesterners about the Mediterranean diet. It covers its history, its agriculture, philosophy, ingredients, and lifestyle – and…

How rain will affect crops after major drought this summer

NDSU Extension Agent Tells Us How Late Summer Rains Impact Growing, Harvest & Next Year's Planting

  FARGO (KVRR) – We’ve dealt with exceptional drought conditions in the region this year. But will a recent rainy spell offer any help for farmers as we near the end of growing season. The short answer is: not really. Cass County NDSU Extension Agent Kyle Aasand says we saw no rain from July 19th through August 20th, prime growing…

Pet Connection: Meet Sangria

An intoxicatingly pretty girl.

Sweet Sangria hasn’t had the smoothest existence so far. The pretty girl was an owner surrender to Lakota, N.D.-based Happy Acres horse rescue along with her siblings. She’s got as nice a nature as you’d expect from her name, and loves affection and being around people. However, she’s not ready to ride yet, but she’s making progress in that direction….

LIVE: Red River Market Comes to Broadway Square

We're taking a healthy interest in what's happening there.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned during this pandemic, it’s that making your health a top priority can really pay off. And the Red River Market and its local growers are making it easier than ever. You can shop for fresh, locally produced fruits, veggies, plants and flowers during opening day this Saturday at their new, Broadway Square location. The…

Bell Bank Hosts AgViews Live Conference

"We all have a direct connection or indirect connection to what goes on in the ag sector."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Bell Bank is rebooting its annual Ag Views Live Conference after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. “We all have a direct connection or indirect connection to what goes on in the ag sector,” Bell Bank Agribusiness Development Senior Vice President Lynn Paulson said. Bell Bank is hosting an agriculture conference at the Delta…

Sen. Hoeven discusses drought with producers in Argusville

Senator John Hoeven and members from the Risk Management and Farm Service Agencies making their final stop on their tour discussing drought conditions across North Dakota.

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota is just one of many states seeing major drought conditions. “We have bad drought in North Dakota and so we need to help our farmers and ranchers and particularly our ranchers are feeling it now. They need feed, forage to take care of their cattle and of course, it affects our farmers too,” North…

LIVE: 701 Day

Show your true North Dakota-loving colors this summer.

Alas, Pride Month is all but over. And Independence Day doesn’t show up until Sunday. But don’t put away your party outfits just yet, because the folks at the Fargo Park District are keeping the party going for us. That’s because they’ve got a great lineup of fun and interactive ways you can celebrate our little corner of the country,…

A New Pollinator Garden is planted in South Fargo

Pollinator Week is bringing awareness to struggling pollinating species, including some birds.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — In honor of Pollinator Week, Audubon Dakota is teaming up with the Fargo Parks District to establish a new pollinator garden. The new garden is at Orchard Glen. This location is part of the Audubon bird-friendly community initiative. This week is designated to bring awareness to struggling pollinating species, including some birds. Volunteers came out to…

Pet Connection: Horse Rescue Fundraiser

Give horses a loving home.

We’re pleased to report that last week’s Pet Connection pet, Bailey the palomino, is enjoying her forever home this morning. But Happy Acres horse rescue in Lakota, N.D. still has nearly twenty other horses who also need to find homes. Rescue founder Lesa Kadlec-Haase says about five or so are trained and rideable. But whether they’re rideable or not, all…