Agriculture

F-M Flood Diversion: Groundbreaking for Flood Protection

Community members remember the flood of 97 and move forward with the diversion project

RED RIVER VALLEY — City and state leaders from both sides of the Red gathered to remember an event that devastated the region throughout the valley. It’s been 20 years since the flood of ’97 and while they talk about how they were able to overcome, leaders are also discussing how to move forward with future protection. “I remember some…

Prepping For the Plains Art Gala

How Does Your Garden Grow? With Plants, Pollinators and Art Nouveau At the Plains This Year.

It’s 21st year of one of the most fabulous springtime events in the F-M metro area. Plains Art Museum Development Director Sandy Thompson stopped by the KVRR Morning Show to visit live in-studio with Emily Welker about this year’s Plains Art Gala: Garden Galore. It’s a twofold theme this year, both to celebrate the resurgence of spring in the Red…

Emergency Declaration for 9 North Dakota Counties

North Dakota Governor Burgum issues an Emergency Declaration for 9 counties

Gov. Burgum has issued an emergency declaration for nine northeastern counties experiencing spring flooding. Burgum had previously issued an executive order on March 24 declaring a state of emergency for Walsh County. The new order covers Bottineau, Cavalier, McHenry, Pembina, Pierce, Renville, Rolette and Towner counties. Overland flooding from snowmelt has washed out gravel roads and damaged culverts and bridges…

From Farmers to Congress: Growers Talk 2018 Farm Bill with Area Politicians

Farmers meet with politicians to make suggestions for the 2018 Farm Bill

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a bill which affects every farmer in the country. The congressional delegation in North Dakota wants to make sure they get it right. The 2018 Farm Bill, which is in the debate stage, acts as a federal safety net for farmers in the U.S. When something bad happens to farmlands, a little extra financial help can…

Flood Waters Near Neche, ND Recede

The Pembina River at Neche is receding

COURTESY: DEANNA NEWELL The Pembina River at Neche is finally going down. It should drop below major flood stage by Sunday morning, despite a few showers last night. It is down enough that Highway 18 has reopened to the Canadian border and the border crossing is operational. A flood warning remains in effect for Neche, Pembina and Walhalla as river…

Fargo Commissioners Cleaning the Coop of Vague Backyard Chicken Laws

Clucking soon to a neighborhood near you...

FARGO, N.D. — A national movement to grow your own food is ruffling feathers in the FM area. Fargo city commissioners have passed a new ordinance on backyard chickens. Some health officials said the rules were too vague before. “People want to know where the food is coming from,” said Kim Lipetzky, a Fargo public health nutritionist. Urban farmers can have…

Speaker Daudt Gives Update on Current Legislative Session

The Minnesota Speaker of the House says tax relief for Minnesotans is a top priority

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt stopped by the Moorhead City Council chambers to give an update on the current legislative session. Daudt talked about the efforts Republicans and Democratic Governor Dayton have taken to find a compromise on the state’s nearly $2 billion dollar budget surplus. Topics also included improving the state’s health care system,…

Fargo City Commissioners Approve Backyard Chickens

The new ordinance clarifies what up until now has been a grey area because of conflicting city codes regulating chickens, one allowing chicken coops and another that only permitted chickens in "agricultural zoned area's."  

FARGO (KFGO) – Fargo City Commissioners have voted to approve changes to allow homeowners to keep backyard chickens. The new ordinance clarifies what up until now has been a grey area because of conflicting city codes regulating chickens, one allowing chicken coops and another that only permitted chickens in “agricultural zoned area’s.” Kim Lipetzky with Fargo-Cass Public Health has been…

Neche Port of Entry Shut Down by Flood Waters

Floodwaters have forced the closure of Highway 18, shutting down the Neche Port of Entry

COURTESY: DEANNA NEWELL  NECHE, N.D. — The 2017 flood fight continues in the northern valley and the flood warning has been extended for the Pembina River at Neche. The area has been dealing with overland flooding for the past couple of weeks. It has forced the closure of Highway 18, shutting down the Neche Port of Entry. The county’s emergency…

Farm Rescue Adds Another State to Its Assistance List

Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis

  HORACE, N.D. — A North Dakota-based non-profit that helps farmers and ranchers in need is expanding into their sixth state. Officials with Farm Rescue say they are offering free-haying and hay-hauling for Nebraska farmers who are facing a crisis. The organization, which was founded in 2006, has provided assistance to more than 400 farm families in the Dakotas, Minnesota,…