Agriculture

Prairie Roots Food Co-op Getting More Local Produce From Farmers

they already get produce from more than 15 local farmers

FARGO, N.D. —┬áPrairie Roots Food Co-op’s philosophy revolves around the idea that local, clean food is what should be sold in grocery stores. Tonight local producers had the chance to get more of their products into the store. The more love you show your body by feeding it healthy foods, the better you’ll feel. “People are starting to realize if…

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Seeks Re-Election

Doug Goehring says he is running for re-election

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is running for re-election. The 52-year-old Republican was appointed to the job in 2009 by then Gov. John Hoeven and won elections in 2010 and 2014. Besides promoting agricultural interests and markets for farm products, the commissioner also sits on the state Industrial Commission, which regulates North Dakota’s oil industry. Goehring…

2017 Drought Impact on North Dakota Crops

Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought in 2017 impacted the production of most crops in North Dakota. The latest report from the Agriculture Department shows soybean production in the state down 4 percent from the previous year, corn down 13 percent, oil sunflowers down 41 percent and flaxseed down 56 percent. Potato production in North Dakota increased 16 percent. Meanwhile, North…

Investigators Release Possible Cause of Fire that Destroyed Jennie-O Turkey Barn in New York Mills

The barn was fully engulfed

  NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — Investigators have released more details of a fire that destroyed a Jennie-O turkey barn in New York Mills. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the fire likely was started by a propane heater in the barn. Fire crews responded to the fire just after midnight. The barn was fully engulfed. There were no…

Fire Crews Battle Elevator Fire in East Grand Forks, Business Fire in Hallock

The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — An explosion and fire has damaged a grain processing elevator in East Grand Forks. Firefighters fought the blaze at MGI Grain Processing in subzero temperatures Wednesday night. The fire was reported just before 7 p.m. after a loud explosion was heard. Employees in the mill at the time made it out safely and called 911….

Senator Hoeven Answers Questions About GOP Tax Reform and How it Benefits You

Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s been a week since the GOP tax plan was signed by President Trump. Throughout the last seven weeks, Americans have gone through a range of emotions when it comes to their financial futures. Senator Hoeven says he is making an effort to educate Americans, clear up misunderstandings about tax reform and explain why he thinks it…

Minnesota Places Restrictions on Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018. It comes in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide. They also prohibit applications when the temperature or forecast…

Interested in Growing Hemp in North Dakota?

Next year will be the third year of the state's industrial hemp research program

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota’s Agriculture Department is hosting a meeting for people interested in growing industrial hemp. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Brynhild Haugland Room at the state Capitol in Bismarck. Next year will be the third year of the state’s industrial hemp research program. Its goal is to determine whether hemp can…

North Dakota’s Coyote Catalog Activated for Sixth Year

Anyone who registered in previous years needs to sign up again

Courtesy: ND Game and Fish Department  NORTH DAKOTA — A program in North Dakota that connects coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are having problems with the animals has been activated for a sixth year. The Coyote Catalog is a partnership of the state Agriculture and Game and Fish departments. Last year, about 30 landowners and more than 500…

North Dakota Lawmakers Hire Colorado-Based Firm for Revenue Forecasts

The eight-member panel includes majority and minority leaders

BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota leaders are getting a second opinion on revenue forecasts. The Legislative Revenue Advisory Committee has decided to hire Colorado-based analysts and consultants IHS Inc. The eight-member panel includes majority and minority leaders. State budget analysts and Moody’s Analytics have been working together for nearly two decades on the revenue forecasts. But they’ve missed projections by…