Agriculture

Sugar beet harvest season sees some challenges, still expect a good harvest

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Sugar beet harvest season is well underway. Despite American Crystal Sugar seeing some challenges, they’re confident they will still have a good harvest season. “We think we’re going to end up with right around that 12 million tons this year. We look at that as a successful year,” American Crystal Sugar Vice President of Agriculture Brian…

Farmers around the globe gather at the 42nd annual Big Iron Farm Show

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A North Dakota tradition celebrates its 42nd year as the Big Iron Farm Show has farmers excited for all kinds of gadgets and features. Exhibitors and thousands of farmers across the globe gather for the 42nd annual Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo. “We’re on our third and final day of the 2022 Big…

Apple picking season is here!

AUDUBON, MINN. (KVRR) —¬†Early September means there’s no better time to start picking out apples! The Gottenborg Apple Orchard, located off of Highway 10 near Audubon is hosting an event for the community where people can get apple juice and potentially cider for free. On September 10th, they will press more than 16 hundred pounds of apples with a goal…

Fufeng Work in Grand Forks Put on Pause

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — Construction is paused on the Fufeng wet corn mill development in Grand Forks as a government review of the project continues. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is doing a national security assessment. It has sent a letter to China’s Fufeng requesting a further filing and deeper examination of the facts and…

Grand Farm Initiative to enhance precision ag research

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A partnership between North Dakota State University, Emerging Prairie and the Agricultural Research Service will serve to enhance agriculture research by the Grand Farm Initiative. Backed by North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, the Agricultural Research Service wants to strengthen rural economies and diversify farm income. “Nobody does agriculture better than North Dakota. We’re number one in…

State leaders break ground on new Casselton soybean plant

CASSELTON, N.D. (KVRR) — State leaders like Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. John Hoeven and Sen. Kevin Cramer came to Central Cass High School to celebrate after they and other project leaders break ground of a soybean plant near the school. Both the North Dakota and Minnesota Soybean Processors teams are behind the project which they say will have a positive…

North Dakota officials to review hemp house sustainability in Downtown Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — An experiment near downtown Fargo centers around two homes sitting next to each other. The purpose of these homes is for research material. One of them is made out of hemp. The other is made out of conventional wood frames covered by that classic white house wrap material. Many across the Red River Valley wonder how…

LIVE: Wassail Festival at Cottonwood Cider House

We're wassailing -- er, wrestling -- with a wassail question.

We’re wrestling with a question about wassailing on the Morning Show this Monday. Why, when most of us have only heard about wassailing from Christmas carols, are some people having a wassail festival this weekend? The answer is that it’s a lot better to wassail outside in North Dakota in August than in December. The wassail, a celebration of the…

Pet Connection: Meet Willie

A big beauty with some heartbreak in his background.

This week, we’re making a big announcement on the Morning Show. We’re welcoming a brand-new pet rescue to Pet Connection, and they have a big mission to fill. Pride & Joy rescue was established back in 2020 in Cass County, N.D., just around the time the pandemic was making itself felt through the world. And co-founder Connie Faulkner got it…

Cobber Corn Feed Is Already Just One Week Away

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — We are exactly one week away from the annual Cobber Corn Feed in Moorhead. Concordia College is inviting the entire community including alumni, students, parents, prospective students and any friends to attend. The corn is free and there will be concessions available for purchase. There will also be inflatables and face painting for kids. The Cobber…