Agriculture

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…

FARRMS Celebrates Local Organic Farmers

The Foundation for Agriculture Rural Resource Management and Sustainability was created to educate growers on sustainable farming practices

FARGO, N.D.– Local farmers are being celebrated for their contributions in the community. The Foundation for Agriculture Rural Resource Management and Sustainability was created to educate growers on sustainable farming practices. “We’re highlighting some people who work in the industry,” says FARRMS director of educational programs, Mindy Grant. “From the farmers to the inbetweeners to the people at the table to…

USDA: Wet Weather Causes Lowest Corn Crop in Four Years

Farmers say they're hoping for favorable conditions during the summer

NORTH DAKOTA — A new report shows farmers across the country aren’t growing as much corn because of the wet weather this spring. The USDA says our country’s corn crop is the lowest it’s been in four years. “This spring has just been a gut punch to the farmers,” Jean Henning, executive director of the North Dakota Corn Council, said. Randy…