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…

Local expert talks vice presidential debate & why rural issues tend to be ignored

Debate topics always tend to be the main issues affecting the country at the moment.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- A Minnesota State University Moorhead political science professor says presidential and vice presidential debates don’t tend to focus on issues important to rural America. Dr. Barbara Headrick says most Americans don’t tend to tune in to vice presidential debates, but this is no ordinary race. It was Vice President Mike Pence’s turn to go head-to-head with Democratic vice…

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…

Doosan Bobcat Adding 100 Jobs

WEST FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota‚Äôs largest manufacturer is adding 100 jobs. Doosan Bobcat employs more than 3,300 people in the state and nearly 4.000 throughout North America, including at manufacturing facilities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Headquartered in West Fargo, Doosan Bobcat manufacturers a variety of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, and provides attachments and services. Categories: Local…

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…

Sen. Smith concerned USDA moved funds that help minority & veteran farmers

WASHINGTON – Minnesota¬†Senator Tina Smith demands answers after she says the Department of Agriculture is moving funds from a program supporting producers who are veterans and from diverse backgrounds. The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program aims to reverse disparities for historically underserved communities. It funds outreach and technical assistance programs through community organizations,…

Rep. Collin Peterson Receives Award For Economic And Job Growth

259 other members of Congress also received the award.

UNITED STATES – Congressman Collin Peterson receives U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award. It is given annually to those who continuously work toward creating jobs and economic growth. “I try to look at issues based on what’s good for my district. You know, I think that’s my job. My job is representative. It’s not to be a partisan…

“I’m beholden to the people of the district” Dr. Noel Collis describes primary race against Michelle Fischbach

MINNESOTA – Doctor Noel Collis is running to unseat Rep. Collin Peterson in Minnesota’s seventh congressional district. He’s running against former Lieutenant Governor Michelle Fishbach in the GOP primary on August 11. He calls flattening the curve delaying the diagnosis of a virus there’s a lot of uncertainty about. Collis says wearing a mask is like “putting a chain link…

Millennial Farmer discusses farm industry amid the coronavirus

MINNESOTA – The Millennial Farmer shares his concerns about the farm economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Zach Johnson farms in west central Minnesota and shows what life on the farm is like on his YouTube channel. He says he’s lucky to have a job that doesn’t require him to have a brick and mortar business and be near people. However,…

Coronavirus relief coming for farmers Rep. Peterson says

WASHINGTON – Callers in Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson’s telephone town hall are worried farmers aren’t getting enough Coronavirus relief. The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program offers loans to keep companies afloat. However, it’s only available to businesses with employees. Congressman Peterson says the House is looking to pass a bill Friday with a provision from the SBA to make…