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Lutheran Social Services Provides Farm Virtual Tour To The Older Generation Stuck at Home

Next Wednesday's virtual event will be a piano performance by Andrea Neeland.

FARGO, N.D.- Lutheran Social Services Caregiver Support is organizing different events every Wednesday for older adults all across Minnesota. Those who joined the event today were given a virtual tour of a farm in Park Rapids. “Just thought it would be such a fun way to make people feel like they’re getting out, they’re just visiting a farm and just…

Great Plains Food Banks Receives Donation of 37,000 Pounds of Potatoes

The donation was made to help those most impacted by COVID-19

FARGO, N.D.- Food Banks across the country are struggling to meet demands as needs increase. R.D Offutt Farms, a potato farm operation headquartered in Fargo, decided to step in and help. “They said what they needed was food, so we asked them about frozen potatoes products, and they said that would work great and so, we were very excited to…

Federal Aid Coming For Farmers Struggling Amid Coronavirus

The relief program will use funding from the CARES act

UNITED STATES – USDA announcing the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to support farmers and ranchers during the COVID-19 pandemic. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven met with local producers to take questions on the support program as well as listen to their input on how it should be distributed. The program will provide $16 billion in direct payments to farmers, ranchers…

UPDATE: Double Amputee Within 14 Months Prepares To Finally Return Home

"I know that God will take care of us and we do what we can to move forward," said Wendy Lee of Badger, Minnesota

ROSEAU, Minn. —  We have a quick update to a story we brought last Super Bowl Sunday on KVRR: Wendy Lee is finally going home! In case you missed her incredible story, the rural Badger, Minnesota woman had two leg amputations within 14 months. One was caused by a break in her foot in 2018 that became infected and spread. The…

Two Brothers Die In Grain Silo Incident North of Alexandria

The victims are identified as 47-year-old Curt Boesl and 49-year-old Steven Boesl

MILLERVILLE, MN — Two brothers are dead after being overcome by fumes in a grain silo on a Millerville, Minnesota farm. That is located about a half hour northwest of Alexandria. The victims are identified as 47-year-old Curt Boesl and 49-year-old Steven Boesl. Authorities say Curt’s 11-year-old son Alex also fell ill to the fumes late Saturday morning and was…

North Dakota Farmers Bureau Talks Policy For Helping Farmers

The conference is also a way for farmers to directly connect with the organization so their voices can be heard when it gets brought to politicians.

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers and ranchers from across North Dakota came to find solutions and ways to save what’s been a historically bad harvest. “For us lots of challenges have been going on and so we are trying to get lots of assistance and we just try to make policies that will help us out in the long run.” For…

Dakota Specialty Milling Celebrates 50 Years

The Fargo–based company meets the demand for specialty grain–based mixes and ingredients.

FARGO N.D. — A North Dakota business is celebrating 50 years of success in the agriculture industry. Dakota Specialty Milling is having its 50th year celebration for both current and past employees. The Fargo–based company meets the demand for specialty grain–based mixes and ingredients. An open house at Fargo Air Museum was spread all across the floor with pictures and…

Microsoft partners with Emerging Prairie on Grand Farm

They hope to be in production by 2025.

FARGO, N.D.- Microsoft President Brad Smith announced that the company is investing 1.5 million dollars to help bring “Grand Farm” to life. “It is a venture that is bringing people from across this community who will connect with the world,” says The President of Microsoft, Brad Smith Grand farm is an idea that is being led by Emerging Prairie to…

Senate Agriculture Committee Set To Hear About Farm Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith hopes to hear how the farm bill is being implemented in an Agriculture Committee hearing on Thursday, October 17th. She says she wants to know how the safety net and dairy margin protection programs are helping farmers. They give producers subsidies when they experience a substantial drop in revenue or prices. Smith says producers…

U.S. Farm Industry Drowning in Debt

UNITED STATES – Government numbers show just how much farmers are struggling. USDA information shows the U.S. agriculture industry is more than $426 billion in debt. The average farm was $1.3 million in debt in 2017 according to Nebraska Farm Business. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says net farm income has also dropped by nearly half since its peak six…