Agriculture

Minnesota agriculture industry may feel blows of Peterson loss

Rep. Collin Peterson was the U.S. House Representative from Minnesota's 7th Congressional District for the last 30 years. He lost the 2020 election to Republican Michelle Fischbach.

MINNESOTA — It may have been one of the bigger upsets in this years U.S. House race. Fifteen-term incumbent Collin Peterson lost the race for U.S. Representative in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District to Republican Michelle Fischbach. In a mainly rural district dominated by agriculture, the loss was felt heavily by farmers. “He knew agriculture arguably better than any representative in…

Intermodal Train Service To Begin Next Week In North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum calls it a "game-changer"

MINOT, N.D. — Intermodal rail service is coming to North Dakota and Gov. Doug Burgum calls it a “game-changer”. He says next week, Minot will receive an intermodal unit train at a newly operational facility serviced by BNSF. Intermodal uses two modes of freight, such as truck and rail. The service will allow for the movement of international containers so…

LIVE: 100 Markets

We're all looking for something to celebrate in this crazy year.

By now, you’re probably eager to hear some good news for the region, given the news cycle we’ve all been dragged through since the pandemic struck. So that’s why this weekend could be the perfect opportunity to celebrate. “100 Markets” is coming to the metro Saturday, as the Red River Market makes it to the big milestone since its inception…

Cass County 4-H hosted annual awards ceremony online

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — The Cass County 4-H youth program hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony virtually this year. The online ceremony showcased photos from past events and presented awards and scholarships to participants. Several clubs were recognized and earned achievement awards for their service and engagement with the 4-H program. Volunteers who have worked with the program for over a…

Dispute Over USDA Relief Payments Between North & South

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A nonpartisan report from the US Government Accountability Office reveals that Southern states have been receiving more in payouts from the USDA Market Facilitation Program than other regions. Farmers in states like Minnesota and North Dakota received on average between $29,000 and $36,000 in payouts from the program. In states like Georgia and Arizona, those payouts ranged…

Big Iron Farm Show Panel Looks Ahead To Agriculture Post-COVID 19

The 40th Annual Big Iron Wraps up Thursday Afternoon

FARGO, N.D. — At the Big Iron Farm Show today, farmers from all over the valley came to talk about what farming this year has in store for them. The farm show is putting safety measures in place such as: hand sanitizer stations, hand washing stations, exhibitor booths spaced further apart, and the food court will be re-located to different…

Ag Commissioners Discuss State of the Industry

Big Iron Farm Show returns to West Fargo for its 40th year

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The picture painted by North Dakota and Minnesota’s Ag Commissioners at the Big Iron Farm Show for the remainder of 2020 and the future of 2021 is not a pretty one. “When you see almost a couple of thousand dairy farms go out of business, it’s a big deal,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring….

Big Iron Farm Show offers a glimpse of the past with historic farming exhibit

WEST FARGO, ND – You can check out some unique and interesting farming history at the Big Iron Farm Show this year. Bonanzaville donated several tractors and old style machinery to the exhibit. Tractors from as far back as 1944 were on display as a way to promote the history of farming in the Red River Valley. John Deere, Steiger…