Agriculture

Clara Barton Students Present Food Waste Projects

Students at Clara Barton Elementary School Tell Their Peers Ways to Avoid Food Waste

FARGO, N.D. — Local students are giving advice on how to not waste food. Third graders at Clara Barton Elementary school presented why food waste is bad and how they can solve this problem. In hopes to make an impact on others, the presentation took place in the cafeteria while students were eating lunch. Mayor Tim Mahoney and Fargo Public…

City of Fargo Considering Allowing Chickens in Neighborhoods

People have the chance to weigh in on the possibility and give their opinion

FARGO, N.D. — Chickens could soon join neighborhoods and live in backyards. The Fargo city attorney has been working with Fargo Cass Public Health and other city departments to explore the opportunity. The draft currently includes the ability to have up to four chickens, but no roosters. There would also be a permit required if you choose to participate. Fargo…

World Water Day: The Difficulties Faced by Those in Developing Countries

World Vision Talks About World Water Day and KVRR's Morning Show's Crew Do the Water Walk Challenge

NATIONAL — Nearly 1,000 children under the age of five die each day in developing countries because of contaminated water. Cheru is a five year old girl and lives in Kenya. In order to get water for her family, she walks a total of four miles and spends up to three hours digging to find water. “Cheru is a kindergartner and so…

ND Senators, Mayors from Fargo-Moorhead Push for Federal Support of F-M Diversion

The budget the Trump administration released last week included a 16 percent cut to the Army Corps

  REGIONAL — North Dakota’s senators and mayors from Fargo and Moorhead are trying to keep the F-M Diversion on track. Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven along with Fargo Mayor Mahoney and Moorhead Mayor Williams met with White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to urge him to continue federal support for the diversion. The budget the Trump administration released last week…

Have Some Produce? Prairie Roots Co-op Wants You!

They're also looking to fill spots for a marketing coordinator, department managers and other part time positions

FARGO, N.D. — A new co-op soon to open up in Fargo is looking for new employees and farmers. Prairie Roots Co-op is looking for farmers to partner up with to get local produce. They’re also looking to fill spots for a marketing coordinator, department managers and other part time positions. They have seven positions open at this time and…

Boot Up for the PRCA Rodeo in Fargo!

The PRCA Rodeo is at the Fargodome Friday and Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Grab your cowboy boots and hat because the Rodeo is at the Fargodome this weekend. “It’s a full line up shows,” said Jeff Lee, the show’s announcer. “We’ve got bareback riding, saddle bunk riding, bull riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and cowgirls barrel racing.” Cassidy Rasmussen, who is Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2017, is…

ND Winter Show in Valley City Still Popular Despite Struggling Economy

How the Agriculturial Economy is Effecting the State Revenue and the North Dakota Winter Show

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota Winter Show in Valley City promotes agricultural business and hope to expand the agricultural culture. Now even though this show is still a popular event, the agricultural economy has been on the downfall for the past couple of years. The state revenue estimates are due today and North Dakota lawmakers are bracing themselves for bad…

ND Lawmakers Looking to Make Drastic Budget Cuts

The shortfall is blamed on the slumping oil and agriculture economies

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota legislators have some tough cuts ahead. Newly updated forecasts show a $46.3 million drop in previously expected tax collections. The current two-year budget period ends on June 30. The state treasury is also forecast to take a $103 million hit for the next two-year budget. The shortfall is blamed on the slumping oil and…

Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

The Army Corps and Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners had said the claim was lacking

  WASHINGTON D.C. — It’s another loss in federal court for the Sioux tribes. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled against their efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. A lawsuit was brought by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes saying the pipeline threatens their right to practice their…

Bird Flu Hits Supplier of Nation’s Largest Chicken Producer

31 farms are under quarantine in an effort to keep the virus from spreading

  NATIONAL — Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton has confirmed at least 74,000 chickens have been destroyed on one farm and 30 other farms are also under quarantine after health officials detected the H7 strain of bird flu outside of Chattanooga. The 30 other farms being tested are within a 60 mile radius of the infected farm. Templeton said lab…