Agriculture

Boot Up for the PRCA Rodeo in Fargo!

The PRCA Rodeo is at the Fargodome Friday and Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — Grab your cowboy boots and hat because the Rodeo is at the Fargodome this weekend. “It’s a full line up shows,” said Jeff Lee, the show’s announcer. “We’ve got bareback riding, saddle bunk riding, bull riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and cowgirls barrel racing.” Cassidy Rasmussen, who is Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2017, is…

ND Winter Show in Valley City Still Popular Despite Struggling Economy

How the Agriculturial Economy is Effecting the State Revenue and the North Dakota Winter Show

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota¬†Winter Show¬†in Valley City promotes agricultural business and hope to expand the agricultural culture. Now even though this show is still a popular event, the agricultural economy has been on the downfall for the past couple of years. The state revenue estimates are due today and North Dakota lawmakers are bracing themselves for bad…

ND Lawmakers Looking to Make Drastic Budget Cuts

The shortfall is blamed on the slumping oil and agriculture economies

  BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota legislators have some tough cuts ahead. Newly updated forecasts show a $46.3 million drop in previously expected tax collections. The current two-year budget period ends on June 30. The state treasury is also forecast to take a $103 million hit for the next two-year budget. The shortfall is blamed on the slumping oil and…

Judge Rules Against Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes on DAPL

The Army Corps and Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners had said the claim was lacking

  WASHINGTON D.C. — It’s another loss in federal court for the Sioux tribes. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled against their efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. A lawsuit was brought by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes saying the pipeline threatens their right to practice their…

Bird Flu Hits Supplier of Nation’s Largest Chicken Producer

31 farms are under quarantine in an effort to keep the virus from spreading

  NATIONAL — Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton has confirmed at least 74,000 chickens have been destroyed on one farm and 30 other farms are also under quarantine after health officials detected the H7 strain of bird flu outside of Chattanooga. The 30 other farms being tested are within a 60 mile radius of the infected farm. Templeton said lab…

Falcon Farming

Pesticides are controversial. See how some farmers are getting around the need for them with their feathered friends.

Farmers near Phoenix are getting some help ridding their fields of pests without using pesticides to do so. Small birds and other animals are a real problem for one family strawberry farm in Goodyear, Arizona. To stop the small pests from raiding their berries, the Duncan family uses hunting falcons and their handlers to help patrol the fields. It’s a…

The 2017 Red River Valley Sportsmen’s Show Offering New Fishing Products

Carrot Fishing Rods are One of the New Tackle Products That Can be Found at the Sportsmen's Show

FARGO, N.D. — The 2017 Sportsmen’s Show has a new fishing rod you can take a bite out of. Their carrot fishing rod is on display among the may boats, RVs and fishing tackle showcased in the Fargodome. It’s designers say the rod is made from carrot fibers. Although it’s lightweight, they say it’s strong.   “People have been very…

Rick Perry Confirmed as Energy Secretary

The vote was 62-37

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as energy secretary. The vote was 62-37. Perry, who once pledged to eliminate the department, has repeatedly promised to be an advocate for the agency and to protect the nation’s nuclear stockpile. He has said he’ll work to develop American energy in all forms which is…

Devils Lake Region to Expect Major Flooding

There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011

  DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The chances of major flooding in the Devils Lake region remain high. The latest outlook by the National Weather Service predicts a three to four foot rise on Devils Lake. There is a 10 percent chance the lake could exceed its record level of 1,454.3 feet set in June 2011. There’s about 10 to 20…

North Dakota Lawmakers’ Reaction to President Trump’s Address to Congress

President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress and fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. Kelly Wang reports from Washington

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump wrapped up his first speech in front of a joint session of congress. He outlined his plans on immigration, health care and the budget. Fellow Republican lawmakers from North Dakota say they are inspired by his speech. “It was so great to have a president who didn’t apologize for American exceptionalism,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer….