Agriculture

Searching for Stability: Farmers Discuss Impact of New Farm Bill

Growers say the new bill should help younger people get into farming

FARGO, N.D. — With tariffs and falling commodity prices, 2018 proved to be a tough year for farmers across North Dakota. As they get ready for a new year, farmers say the new Farm Bill will give them a cushion to stay afloat economically. “We’ve got a five–year program so we can make plans you can make plans and have stability….

Congressmen Peterson & Emmer Discuss Dairy Revenue Protection at Bipartisan Town Hall

MELROSE, Minn. – Congressmen Collin Peterson and Tom Emmer held a bipartisan town hall on agriculture in Stearns County. Peterson, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, discussed the importance of the Dairy Revenue Protection in the new farm bill. It’s an area-based program to insure against an unexpected drop in the revenue from milk sales. The expected revenue is based…

FARRMS Hosts Panel on Sustainable Farming Practices

One of the key points of discussion includes the yearly challenges farmers face with the weather and the environment on their crops and livestock

MOORHEAD, Minn –As part of its efforts to create a closer relationship between the public and farmers, FARRMS hosted their first “Farming for the Future” panel. FARRMS, or the Foundation for Agriculture and Rural Resource Management and Sustainability, had four farmers speak at the panel. One of the key points of discussion includes the yearly challenges farmers face with the…

A Foundation of Love: Moorhead’s Usher’s House

As familiar as one of the area's most popular nightspots is, its true story is one you might never have heard.

Aaron Duma strolls through the building, a year after closing it up as Usher’s House for the last time. “I love the stone — I absolutely love the stone,” he said. “We did our share of flood fighting in this place. In ’09 we were sleeping here in shifts to keep the water out.” Love’s a strong word to use…

Farmers Share Industry Knowledge at Northern Corn and Soybean Expo

This is the second year the two have been held together

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers get a chance to share industry knowledge at the annual Northern Corn and Soybean Expo. The corn and soybean expos have been held separately for decades, but this is only the second year the two have been held together. “They’re going to see research spotlighted, they’re going to see our national organizations represented, and get a feel for…

NDSU Students Present Projects on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The banquet will feature a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are showing off their projects on agricultural and biosystems engineering. About 20 projects are presented at the Agricultural Technology Expo. It’s a science fair–style event, and there are topics ranging from irrigation to new machinery. This is the 71st year the expo has been held. The expo banquet will feature Ed Schafer, former North Dakota governor…

All About Animal Husbandry: NDSU’s Little International Livestock Show is Back

Organizers say they want to show the community what farmers and ranchers do every day

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a tradition that’s been happening for almost one hundred years… the Little International Livestock Show is back at NDSU. Agriculture plays a big role in your life even if you don’t think it does. “If you eat, you wear clothes, you have to thank a farmer. They do so much for people in the world and I…

NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex Taking Care of Livestock in Frigid Temps

the complex has 108 steers and bulls combined

FARGO, N.D. — While people are fortunate enough to get out of the elements, that’s not the case for livestock. NDSU’s Beef Cattle Research Complex opened in May 2011. Since then, it’s been a home to all of these cows and although cattle are meant to be outside, animal research specialists say they still need a little extra TLC during cold periods…

ND Game & Fish Gives Do’s and Don’ts for Helping Wildlife During Frigid Temperatures

A natural food source, such as leaving corn or sunflower seeds in your garden, is always the best option

FARGO, N.D. – As temperatures continue to drop, some people are concerned with how the wildlife is trying to stay warm. The North Dakota Game and Fish department advises people to not start putting out food for animals. By putting food in bird feeders or your backyard, you could possibly put animals into harm’s way because of the wind and…

Making Crops Sustainable at the Food and Farming Conference

This year is the first the conference was held in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers are learning how to make their crops more sustainable at the annual Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference. This year marks the first time the conference has come to Fargo after being held in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Producers from North and South Dakota, as well as northwestern Minnesota, attend workshops and classes to learn about new food…