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,…

Minnesota Farmers Racing Against the Clock to Finish Harvest

The DNR says currently, the weather trend is now towards heavier rains

  MINNESOTA — A rainy fall season has put up some obstacles for farmers in Minnesota who are trying to get their crops in. Farmers across the state say they are worried about the wet weather and are pushing to finish the harvest season with the countdown to winter fast approaching. Harvesting crops while the fields are wet can compact…

Family Dog Helps Searchers Find Minnesota Toddler in Cornfield

The toddler was playing with siblings outside his home in Richmond last week when he wandered away

RICHMOND, Minn. — A family dog helped searchers find a 2-year-old boy who was lost on a chilly night in a central Minnesota cornfield. This is infrared video by the Minnesota State Patrol. The toddler was playing with siblings outside his home in Richmond last week when he wandered away. Family members called authorities after they failed to locate him…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Hammer of Science

Fun, Easy, Kid-Friendly Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff tested the Hammer of Science on a non-Newtonian Fluid with Concordia Science Academy Coordinator, Dr. Graeme Wyllie. Here’s What You Need: Loaf Tin Water Corn Starch Mallet or Hammer of some kind How to Conduct the Experiment: We’re going to use two simple ingredients – corn starch and water. With this, we’re going to create…

Despite Drought Conditions, Small Grain Harvest Wrapping Up in North Dakota

Barley is 96 percent harvested, near last year's pace of 98 percent

  NORTH DAKOTA — The small grain harvest is wrapping up across much of North Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop report says the spring wheat harvest is 94 percent complete. That’s on pace with last year but ahead of the five-year average of 84 percent. Barley is 96 percent harvested, near last year’s pace of 98 percent….

Donated Corn From Wahpeton Arrives In Texas

San Antonio Food Banks Will Give The Corn To Hurricane Victims

SAN ANTONIO, TX — A truckload of corn grown and picked by volunteers in Wahpeton has made it to San Antonio, Texas. In an exclusive story we brought you on Thursday, more than 50 volunteers picked and loaded a semi trailer’s worth of sweet corn in less than two hours. The annual picking of the corn patch just outside the…

Volunteers in Wahpeton Pick a Truckload of Corn for Harvey Victims

It took the team of more than fifty volunteers less than two hours to fill the semi trailer

WAHPETON, ND — A team of volunteers is helping hurricane Harvey victims all the way from Wahpeton. An annual haul of sweet corn which usually goes to local food banks is being sent to Texas. A field of sweet corn outside Wahpeton’s Ford dealership is in its harvest. These crops are planted and maintained by volunteers. The yield typically goes…