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Previewing The Northern Corn & Soybean Expo 2020

There will be a breakout session with Zach Johnson, the YouTuber also known as the Millennial Farmer.

FARGO, N.D. The 2020 Northern Corn and Soybean Expo is back in town for it’s third year. The expo will have insightful panels that look into global market trends, and how to prepare and plan for the new trade deals. Personnel from the USDA will also be at the show to help guide farmers through crop insurance and programs like…

Richland County Grain Bins Opened, Releasing 150,000 Bushels of Corn

Meyer estimates he will lose about 6,000 bushels of the corn.

FAIRMOUNT, N.D. (KFGO) – A vandal or vandals have hit a Richland County farm. The farmer, Mark Meyer says the damage is costly and a big mess. Mark Meyer says somebody opened the side taps of two-grain bins sometime Sunday night and released about 150,000 bushels of dried corn onto the ground at the farm located 6 miles west of…

USDA Approves North Dakota Disaster Designation

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota.

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue approved disaster relief for 47 counties in North Dakota. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey joined both of North Dakota’s Senators and Governor Burgum to talk with local producers in Argusville. “You don’t need to drive too far from the scene to see wheat fields still out in the…

USDA: Wet Weather Causes Lowest Corn Crop in Four Years

Farmers say they're hoping for favorable conditions during the summer

NORTH DAKOTA — A new report shows farmers across the country aren’t growing as much corn because of the wet weather this spring. The USDA says our country’s corn crop is the lowest it’s been in four years. “This spring has just been a gut punch to the farmers,” Jean Henning, executive director of the North Dakota Corn Council, said. Randy…

Farmers Share Industry Knowledge at Northern Corn and Soybean Expo

This is the second year the two have been held together

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers get a chance to share industry knowledge at the annual Northern Corn and Soybean Expo. The corn and soybean expos have been held separately for decades, but this is only the second year the two have been held together. “They’re going to see research spotlighted, they’re going to see our national organizations represented, and get a feel for…

Cobbers Gather for Annual Corn Feed at Concordia College

The tradition has been happening since 1974

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Cobbers unite for a well–loved tradition that at Concordia College: the annual Corn Feed. It’s been around since 1974; students, alumni, and the Concordia community gather to eat corn—lots and lots of it. This year, 3,800 ears of corn were shucked. “Concordia’s all about tradition. The corn feed is a big tradition. Incoming Cobbers, just know, you’re going…

Farmers Feeling Effects of Trade War, Farmer Bailout

President Trump just signed a $12 billion bailout

MOORHEAD, Minn. — President Trump’s tariffs on international trade from countries like Mexico and China and the European Union are hitting American farmers hard. His $12 billion farmer bailout is what many agriculture experts say is a band aid. “It’s a short–term bandage where we may be bleeding long in agriculture. In the long run, it really doesn’t help our global…

Hundreds of Farmers Attend Northern Corn and Soybean Expo

The expo gave them a place to collaborate on industry challenges

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of farmers gathered at the Fargodome for the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo. It gave them a place to collaborate and get tips on industry challenges, such as maximizing profit. “Money talks when it comes to commodities and that’s the bottom line— it’s their bottom line,” said Matt Gast, a soybean farmer. Farmers say it’s the…

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…

Authorities Identify Monango Man in Fatal Crash with Semi

The semi driver, 41 year old Brandon Sanderson of Stirum, was treated in Jamestown for minor injuries

  EDGELEY, ND — The highway patrol has released the name of a man killed in a crash last Thursday afternoon, six miles northeast of Edgeley. They say 79-year-old Coral Bardell of Monango drove through an intersection and was hit by a semi hauling corn. Bardell died from his injuries. The semi driver, 41 year old Brandon Sanderson of Stirum,…