Agriculture

Kids Learn Where Food Comes From While Visiting Red River Zoo

The Red River Zoo partnered up with farmers and scientists from the Valley to answer those questions at their first ever Agriculture Adventure Day

FARGO, N.D. — Kids know we can buy all sorts of food from the grocery store, but might not know how and where it comes from. “You don’t understand the complexities and science that goes involved in growing our food,” said Sally Jacobson, the Executive Director at the Red River Zoo. The Red River Zoo partnered up with farmers and…

Drought in North Dakota Continues to Worsen

The worst areas are in the west, with much of the east rated as abnormally dry

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought that is ravaging crops, pastures and hay land in North Dakota has worsened over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows nearly three-fourths of the state in some stage of drought, up from about two-thirds last week. At least 55 percent of the state is in severe or extreme drought, up from…

Drought Causing Increase in Livestock Killing Bacteria

Six livestock deaths caused by the algae are reported in North Dakota so far this year

FARGO, ND — The drought conditions are escalating algae which can kill livestock in five minutes if ingested. For rancher Roddy Grefsrud, it’s been a forgiving season in Hawley, Minnesota. “We got an inch and a half of rain Wednesday night,” said Grefsrud “We hope the pasture will come back a little bit. But otherwise, it hasn’t been bad.” But the…

Tenney’s Wheaton-Dumont Co-Op Elevator Hit Hard by Storms

a line of intense thunderstorms rumbled across much of the Red River Valley

TENNEY, Minn. — A line of intense thunderstorms rumbled across much of the region last night. One of the more intense storms struck Wilkin County, where a grain elevator was heavily damaged. People are still cleaning up after Tuesday’s storms. One of the hardest-hit areas was the small town of Tenney in Wilkin County. “We received a call from a…

It’s “Go Time” for Area Farmers

Warmer weather and proper soil conditions make this week the optimal time for planting

CASS COUNTY, ND — It’s “go time” for many area farmers and they’re getting into the fields to start another growing season. Now that May has started, and with temperatures in the seventies for much of the next seven days, many North Dakota farmers believe that this is the best time to start the planting process. “It’s go time,” said Jacob…

Digging Up Soil Moisture Facts

What Exactly Makes Your Garden Grow

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at what your soil needs in order to be healthy. This will help your garden grow to its fullest potential: Categories: Morning – Features, Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: Ag, Agriculture, air, crops, farming, fertilizer, garden, gardening, nutrients, soil, topsoil, water

Ag Week at NDSU: Game Show Night!

Students and community members come together for a night of games celebrating Ag Week

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students and community members gathered for a game of jeopardy in the continuation of celebrating Ag Week on campus. Teams answered questions about topics ranging from school history to sports. Prizes were given out, including gift cards to Scheels and Herd and Horns. “We all share the background of NDSU and NDSU’s background is agriculture,” said Jacob…

Ag Week: Greenhouse Tours at NDSU

Ag week at NDSU continues with a variety of events including greenhouse tours

FARGO, N.D. — Ag Week at NDSU continues today with greenhouse tours. NDSU greenhouses held an open house and greenhouse tours during the continuation of Ag Week events. NDSU’s greenhouse complex is used for entomology, food safety and food science research. Students who work in the greenhouse said it’s important to expand research capabilities in order to benefit producers and businesses…

NDSU Students Raising Agriculture Awareness During Ag Week

Today kicked off ag week at NDSU brought to students by Ag Collective

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU is celebrating its roots during “Ag Week”. It kicked off on campus with a cookout where all students were welcome. The idea is to enhance, promote and encourage agriculture on the NDSU campus and in the region. A variety of Ag events will be happening all week long including ‘Ask an Ag Expert’, tours at the…

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…