Agriculture

Film at the Fargo Theatre Serves an Appetizer for the Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference

Chef Dan Barber is in the film and will also be the keynote speaker at this year's conference

FARGO, N.D. — In preparation for the Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference, a movie starring a special chef is shown at the Fargo Theatre. The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society invited people to a free showing of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste”. Chef Dan Barber is in the film and will also be the keynote speaker at this…

Gov. Doug Burgum Gives 2019 State of the State Address

His priorities include agriculture, technology, education, etc.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Governor Doug Burgum gives his 2019 State of the State address to the 66th Legislative Assembly. It was 130 years ago when North Dakota was officially recognized as a state, thanks to President Benjamin Harrison. It grew rapidly over the first four years but then things took a turn. “Our population shrank from 1930 all the way to…

Case IH Looking to Hire Local Workers to Fill Open Factory Jobs

The effort comes in response to the workforce shortage in the state

FARGO, N.D. — Across the state, several manufacturing companies are struggling to fill open positions. “When you talk about manufacturing and production, there’s a shortage of skilled workers, so if you got some experience and some skills in that area, you’re in demand and they’d like to hire you,” said Carey Fry, the Workforce Center Manager at the Fargo location for…

Massive Farm Bill Is Passed By Congress, President Trump Is Expected To Sign It

The bill includes safety nets for producers and funding for the SNAP program

WASHINGTON — The massive nearly $900 billion farm bill is headed to President Trump. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota chaired the Senate vote and said, “The vote on the conference committee report is 87 yea 13 nay. The conference report is agreed to.” The Senate passed the bill yesterday and this afternoon it passed the House. Senator Hoeven is chairman of…

Sen. Klobuchar Says Farm Bill Adds New Provisions for Issues Farmers are Facing

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s important to get a farm bill done because the difficult time farmers are going through. The Democrat believes farmers are facing a lot because of tariffs, volatility in the dairy market and low commodity prices. Klobuchar says the new farm bill, which has been agreed to in principal between House and Senate leaders,…

Farmers Check Out Latest in Technology at Northern Ag Expo

The annual exposition is held in the FargoDome each year

FARGO, N.D. — People learned about the latest advances in agriculture at the Northern Ag Expo in Fargo. Farmers and ag dealers could see the latest technology in machinery and seeding at the FargoDome. They are also hearing from companies on their new projects. Several of the farmers attending the expo have been dealing with tariffs and other economic restrictions over…

Local Conference is Cultivating Relationship Between Agriculture and Technology

More than 20 speakers touched on things like innovative farm equipment and how technology impacts each industry of agriculture

Emerging Prairie brings farmers, agtech company founders, software developers and many more to their second annual Cultivate Conference. It focuses on the relationship between agriculture and technology. More than 20 speakers touched on things like innovative farm equipment and how technology impacts each industry of agriculture. Emerging Prairie provides this platform for entrepreneurs and farmers to work with one another…

What You Need to Know About Your ND House Candidates Before Heading to the Polls

Kelly Armtrong is the GOP candidate from Dickinson, Mac Schneider is the Democratic-NPL candidate from Fargo

  FARGO, N.D. — Election Day is less than three weeks away. While North Dakota’s Senate race has gained most of the attention there’s also an important Congressional race. KVRR’s Danielle Church sat down with both major party candidates. Kelly Armstrong and Mac Schneider may be on different sides of the political spectrum, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have plenty…

Doug Goehring Applauds President Trump’s New Trade Deal

The deal still has to be ratified in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says he supports President Trump’s updated trade deal with Canada and Mexico. A few things he applauds within the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement includes establishing comprehensive standards for agricultural biotechnology and Canada’s deal to cut back on some of their dairy market protections in place. On Monday, the president said the deal will…

Pride of Dakota School Lunch Day Serves Locally Sourced Foods

The menu featured hotdogs, French fries, and pudding

FARGO, N.D. — “Pride of Dakota” is more than a school lunch; it’s a way for students to take pride in their state. The hotdogs, buns, French fries, and pudding served were all produced in North Dakota. While foods from the state are served day to day, “Pride of Dakota” puts on a bunch of items all on one menu. “It’s…