Collin Peterson Hosts Town Hall In Moorhead

The questions ranged from topics like crop insurance, yield prices and the USMCA

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation next stopped in Moorhead to meet with growers. Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson hosted a town hall meeting. The questions ranged from topics like crop insurance, yield prices and the USMCA. The purpose of the town hall was to encourage farmers to voice their concerns and for their representatives…

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…

Early Snow in Valley City Hits Crops Hard

Some say they've never seen a situation like this

VALLEY CITY, N.D. —¬†Farmers are taking a hit after the snow damaged a lot of their crops. They say it’s not normal to be dealing with this amount of snow so early in the season. One farmer who grows corn and soybeans said neither he nor his father had ever seen a situation like this. He says the wet and…

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…

Rainfall Welcomed by North Dakota’s Drought-Stricken Producers

Pasture and range conditions are rated 58 percent poor or very poor

  NORTH DAKOTA — Rainfall over the past week in North Dakota halted or delayed harvest but was welcomed by drought-plagued farmers. The weekly crop report says about half of the topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in the state are still rated short or very short. The harvest of small grains crops including spring wheat, durum wheat and oats is…

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….

Crop Scouts Studying How Drought Will Affect Wheat Supplies in North Dakota

North Dakota is a top producer of wheat

  NORTH DAKOTA — Crop scouts are touring North Dakota this week to get a better idea of just how the drought will affect wheat supplies. Farmers, seed company representatives, wheat millers and others are surveying fields to determine how much of the crop will be available. North Dakota is a top producer of wheat. The estimated national average for…

North Dakota Senators Upset About President Trump’s Cuts to Crop Insurance Programs

The budget battle begins but North Dakota's senators are not happy with the president's decision on crop insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s first budget is out and the battle begins on both sides of the aisle. But North Dakota’s two U.S. Senators are in agreement about one section of the budget: crop insurance. Republican Senator John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp both say cuts to the crop insurance program are unacceptable. Heitkamp says the president’s budget leaves…

What is a Hardiness Zone?

Gardening in a Colder Climate

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at what Hardiness Zones are and how they impact people in the Red River Valley: Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: CLIMATE, cold, crop, crops, farming, gardening, growing season, hardiness, hardiness zone, usda, weather, ZONE