Agriculture

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…

Extreme heat & drought causes problems for farmers

The plants aren't able to root down enough to absorb the moisture that is down below for as fast as it's evaporating.

WHEATLAND, N.D. (KVRR) — Warm temperatures and the lack of rain is posing some problems for farmers and their crops. “I guess to take care of them and to raise a crop you need to get it planted right and make sure you take care of the weeds and pray for a little bit of rain once in a while,”…

Pet Connection: Meet Bailey

It's a big Pet Connection this week, our biggest yet.

It’s a big job to build a new animal rescue. This one is bigger than most. Especially because the animals they rescue are the biggest we’ve had on the Morning Show so far. Bailey the palomino is our Pet Connection star of the week, from Happy Acres Rescue in Lakota, ND. Rescue founder Lesa Kadlec-Haase says Bailey is the absolute…

Rain Fall Amounts Evening 5/19 to Morning 5/20

  These are rainfall amounts from the Grand Forks National Weather Service Offices …PRECIPITATION REPORTS… LOCATION AMOUNT TIME/DATE PROVIDER 2 NE ARGYLE 6.83 IN 0837 AM 05/20 BROADCAST MEDIA 5 N ALVARADO 6.20 IN 0923 AM 05/20 PUBLIC 3 WNW STRANDQUIST 5.50 IN 0847 AM 05/20 BROADCAST MEDIA STRATHCONA 5.00 IN 0837 AM 05/20 BROADCAST MEDIA FLORIAN MN 1 S…

Watch: Fire heavily damages bean plant near Park Rapids

Crews Still Monitoring Fire As Of Tuesday Morning

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR/KDLM) –¬†Firefighters were on the scene of a bean plant fire late Monday night and early Tuesday morning near Park Rapids. The fire started at about 8:30 p.m. Monday at Green Valley Bean on Highway 34 west of Park Rapids. The fire was put out about three hours later. Fire crews from Nevis, Menahga, Frazee, Detroit lakes…

Midwest farmers say loan forgiveness program violates constitutional rights

MADISON, Wisc. – Some Midwestern farmers are suing the federal government alleging they’re ineligible for a COVID-19 stimulus loan forgiveness program because they’re White. The farmers are from Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio. They argue that the Biden administration’s stimulus plan provides loan forgiveness to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, defined as as Black, American Indian, Hispanic or…

LIVE: Wrangling Wild Cucumbers

It's a jungle out there.

There’s an invasive force taking over one of the region’s most popular parks, and city leaders need your help to fight it off. The adversary doesn’t come armed with teeth, claws or armor. Nor can it run you down. Heck, it isn’t even particularly well-camouflaged. So why, may you ask, is it going to be so hard to conquer? Answer:…

ND-based Farm Rescue is showcased on BYUtv show

Comedian Kirby Heyborne hops on a plane to Minot to give Farm Rescue a helping hand

MINOT, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota-based Farm Rescue is featured on a TV show as the nonprofit brings awareness to the work it does for farmers. “Making Good is a TV series through BYUTV. Basically, the concept of the show is a lot like Dirty Jobs, if you’ve seen that, but the host is kind of quirky, kind of funny‚Ķ.But,…