Agriculture

2021 National Runner-Up Mrs. Agriculture USA Advocates for Agriculture

"I found Miss Agriculture USA and it is exactly what I was looking for."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – You may have heard of Miss USA. But have you ever heard of Miss Agriculture USA? An NDSU graduate and three-time Miss Agriculture USA title holder for North Dakota has been actively involved in agriculture her whole life. “I grew up on a hobby farm in Hawley, Minnesota so that is kind of where it all…

LIVE: ND Ag Lawyer Shares Story Of How She Helped Save Thousands Of Family Farms

Sarah Vogel's Memoir, "The Farmer's Lawyer" Is Out Now

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — She’s a renowned ag lawyer who served as North Dakota’s ag commissioner. Now, she’s an author, recounting how she helped save thousands of family farms across the country. Sarah Vogel’s first book is a memoir titled The Farmer’s Lawyer. She tells the story of her legal fight against the USDA’s Farmers Home Administration in the…

U.S. Agriculture Secretary says it’s too soon to know if there will be a turkey shortage

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – In an interview with KVRR, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says it’s premature to know if we’re going to have a turkey shortage for Thanksgiving. He says the Biden Administration is doing what it can to end supply chain issues to get birds and other cargo shipped nationwide. That includes trying to accelerate approving commercial drivers’ licenses to…

LIVE: L’il Bitz Pumpkin Patch

L'il bits will love the broad variety of fall fun, especially the great big horses -- and all the pumpkins you could possibly wish for.

In Ghoul Morning Monday on the Morning Show, we told you about where to go to see some incredibly creative and artistic pumpkin carvings. This morning, we’re helping you get your hands on pumpkins to try it yourself. And you can find them at one of the top destinations in the Red River Valley region for fall fun. L’il Bitz…

LIVE: Jack O’Lantern Spectacular at the Minnesota Zoo

Put some sparkle in your Halloween fun

Any day we get to talk about carving jack o’lanterns is a Ghoul Morning indeed, and there may be no better place to celebrate the art of pumpkin carving than the Minnesota Zoo. The thousands of gourd-geous, artistic jack-o-lanterns are back on display again for the third annual Jack O’Lantern Spectacular at the zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Last year’s…

Farmers Find Common Ground at Women Farmer Workshop

A workshop catered for women involved in agriculture.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an effort to help women across the region enhance their knowledge of soil, an informational workshop was held at North Dakota State University. “This is our first night and it is women interested, that maybe have a little bit of land, all the way to inherent land. We are working together for soil health in…

Farmers from across the country attend Big Iron

"The big iron is a good way to network with farmers in the North Dakota, Minnesota area. We've always had great success meeting with farmers here."

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Farmers and ag exhibitors throughout the nation are gathering at the 41st annual big iron farm show to learn more about the latest cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment, technology, and services. “We have a lot of folks from all over the world that come to this event, but the real purpose is to showcase agriculture, innovation…

How rain will affect crops after major drought this summer

NDSU Extension Agent Tells Us How Late Summer Rains Impact Growing, Harvest & Next Year's Planting

  FARGO (KVRR) – We’ve dealt with exceptional drought conditions in the region this year. But will a recent rainy spell offer any help for farmers as we near the end of growing season. The short answer is: not really. Cass County NDSU Extension Agent Kyle Aasand says we saw no rain from July 19th through August 20th, prime growing…

NDSU renames building after former North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple

"This is a cutting edge world class research facility and I think that's really fitting given how closely tied the Dalrymple name is tied to the history of agriculture."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) –A building on NDSU’s campus is getting a new name just in time for the new school year. Formerly known as a mouthful to pronounce, the North Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station Research Greenhouse Complex will now just be known as the Jack Dalrymple Agricultural Research Complex. “To be able to rename the Complex after Jack, the name…

Drought conditions causing economic hardships

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says biggest impact will be on agriculture.

MINNEAPOLIS (KVRR) — A lack of rain is more than hurting farmers’ and ranchers’ bottom lines. Officials from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis are releasing their findings saying the biggest impact of the drought will be on agriculture. Some of those impacts could mean the cost of goods going up as supplies for wheat, small grains and livestock may…