Agriculture

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…

North Dakota Water Commission: Approves eligibility date for drought assistance funding to farmers and ranchers

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFGO) – The North Dakota Water Commission has voted to set April 8, 2021, as the start date for eligible labor and material expenses that can be reimbursed through the state’s Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Program. In addition, the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows the expansion of Extreme Drought conditions into Richland County, making livestock producers…

Local Farmers turn crickets into protein powder

"Crickets are a great protein source and they're full of a lot of other nutrients and they're much better for the environment."

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — A local couple is taking a much noisier approach when it comes to farming. It’s a sound you usually hear at night and usually don’t think much of it, but to Madeline and Patrick Revier it means business and food. “This is our cricket farm, we raise acheta domesticus which is the European house cricket and…

LIVE: Drought Leaves Farmers’ Futures Uncertain

It may be game over already for some of them this growing season.

We keep hoping for some relief from the drought with more rain in the forecast. But for some farmers in the region, anything we get may be coming too little, too late. Bell Bank agribusiness analysts say some farmers may already be out of the growing game this season. In the north central part of North Dakota, the lack of…

Severe drought affecting farmers, crops and livestock

The most affected areas of drought are leaving lasting effects on both crops and livestock.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — Severe drought conditions continue to have damaging effects on the agricultural industry. “Ninety-nine percent of the state is currently in drought of which 18 percent is in the most severe or D-4 level which is known as exceptional drought,” North Dakota State University Extension Livestock Environmental Specialist Miranda Meehan said. The most affected areas of drought…

Gov. Burgum addresses state agricultural leaders on severe drought conditions

Some of the hardest hit areas are farms that specialize in small grain crops.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — North Dakota’s severe drought conditions are causing hardships in the agriculture industry “Our two worst years were 1980 and 1988. It just never rained. We’ve had a little more rain on our farm than those two years, but I can equate this year to that,” Kevin Skunes from the North Dakota Corn Growers Association said. After…