Agriculture

Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Field Near Wolverton

Wilkin County Sheriff's Office says the plane's engine seized about 1.5 miles east of town

WOLVERTON, Minn. — An agriculture plane makes an emergency landing in a field east of Wolverton. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call that the plane’s engine had seized and it went down about a mile and a half from the town. The pilot from Colfax, North Dakota was not injured and the plane had minimal damage. However, several gallons…

Man Identified in Fatal Tractor Rollover Near Portland

North Dakota Highway Patrol says the victim is 77-year Alton Anderson.

PORTLAND, N.D. — Authorities identify the man who died Friday evening after rolling his tractor near Portland, North Dakota. North Dakota Highway Patrol says the victim is 77-year Alton Anderson. Anderson was cutting grass in the ditch on 148th Avenue Northeast. Deputies say he went to turn to avoid a culvert at the bottom of the ditch. The front right…

UPDATE: Firefighters Spend 16 Hours Putting Out Grain Elevator Fire at West Fargo’s Busch Agricultural Resources

there's no word on if anyone was injured or what caused the blaze

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Firefighters are still battling a grain elevator fire that started at 4:00 this morning in West Fargo. The fire is at Busch Agricultural Resources on Main Avenue. There’s no word yet on what caused the blaze. Flames consumed the northern portion of the roof as firefighters used a ladder truck to fight them. Firefighters extinguished the…

More Women Become Landowners, Meet to Discuss Conservation Efforts

A GROUP OF WOMEN WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW CONSERVATION IS A JOB FOR EVERYBODY

AYR, N.D. — As more women from different backgrounds become landowners, it’s clear there’s not a lot of spaces for them to meet and share their knowledge about land maintenance. Today’s session was hosted by Pheasants Forever at Cottonwood Cider House orchard to help participants develop their voices and conservation efforts. “I think women are just naturally more attuned as…

USDA Stops Funding for Annual Honey Bee Colonies Report

The report gives researchers baseline data on health trends

FARGO, N.D. –The USDA has stopped funding for its annual Honey Bee Colonies report, a move that a local expert says is concerning. The report gives researchers baseline data on health trends in the honeybee population. That is important because bees help pollinate a third of the crops we eat. “We do have reason to be concerned for this because…

Red River Valley Fair Shines Spotlight on Livestock

the fair will have poultry starting Wednesday

FARGO, N.D. — It’s all about who’s got the best of the best at the Red River Valley Fair. And no, we’re not talking about the food or the rides. No matter the family, you can always expect a tradition¬† to arise. “My dad showed at the state fair back in 1972 in bell bottom pants. Then I showed, my…

The EPA Visits Local Farms to See Their Regulations in Action

The EPA also get to ask questions and see operations on a whole new level

  DAVENPORT, N.D.–The EPA is in North Dakota and Minnesota this week to connect with local farmers. “One of the things they noted is how North Dakotans are passionate for agriculture and whatever they do and they really take great pride in it. And I think that’s what we are out here trying to show them, that you give us…

Property Owners Learn How To Protect Their Investments at the Great Plains Land Expo

The expo focuses on the economics of agriculture and energy, the daily challenges and opportunities of maintaining land, and investing in farmland

  FARGO, N.D.– Farmers and land owners are learning about property rights at the Great Plains Land Expo. The expo focuses on the economics of agriculture and energy, the daily challenges and opportunities of maintaining land, and investing in farmland. Speakers want to help people understand why their property is valued the way it is and what they can do…