FARMER

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…

Farm Rescue Adds New Service for Farmers and Ranchers in Need

The non-profit provides free labor for farmers and ranchers

  REGIONAL — Farm Rescue has announced they are expanding their services to farmers and ranchers in need. The organization is adding livestock feeding assistance and it will be offered throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska. This will add to a list of services, such as harvesting, haying, and hauling hay and grain. The nonprofit provides…

Farmer Run Over And Dragged By Chisel Plow

His Body Was Found Sunday Morning After The Man Didn't Return Home Saturday Night

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — A Douglas County, Minnesota farmer is dead after being run over by a chisel plow and dragged. Authorities were called Sunday morning to a farm in Farwell after the man didn’t return home after working alone in the field Saturday night. Deputies searched the farm and found the man’s body which had been run over by…

Gackle Man Re-Elected President of the ND Stockmen’s Association

Zenker has been a Stockmen's member for 24 years

NORTH DAKOTA — Warren Zenker of Gackle will lead North Dakota’s largest rancher organization for another year. The Logan County rancher was re-elected president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association at the group’s recent 88th annual convention and trade show in Fargo. Zenker has been a Stockmen’s member for 24 years. His family runs a farm, ranch and feedlot. The…

Cass County Farmer Takes Over the National Corn Growers Association

He says his top priorities include trade agreements and the 2018 farm bill

CASS COUNTY, ND — A Cass County farmer has taken the reins of the National Corn Growers Association. Kevin Skunes of Arthur began serving as the group’s president on Sunday. He’ll hold the position for a year. He says his top priorities include trade agreements and the 2018 farm bill. Skunes and his family raise corn and soybeans. He also…

Morton County Farmer Accused of Sexual Assault of Teens

Charges state the sexual contact started with back rubs

FLASHER, ND — A farmer is charged with sexually assaulting two teen boys in Morton County. James Hopfauf, 50, of rural Flasher, was arrested Monday and charged with felony sexual assault. Charges state the sexual contact started with back rubs. Both teens said they were about 15 when the assaults began. Hopfauf said the teens, now 18 and 19, were…

Grygla Farmer Dies After Getting Trapped in Truck Chute

Authorities say 80-year-old Ralph Lee was cleaning the box of a farm truck when he somehow got stuck in the grain chute

  BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — A Grygla man is dead after a farm accident in Beltrami County. Authorities responded to the 43000 block of Moose River Road in Northwood Township after a call for help came into the Sheriff’s Office just after 10 a.m. Authorities say 80-year-old Ralph Lee was cleaning the box of a farm truck when he somehow…

Local Farmer Calls Authorities on FM Diversion Worker

He says he has a court order preventing any diversion-related work on his land

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called this morning about F-M Diversion workers. Richard Cossette says the contractor came onto his property south of Horace. He says he has a court order preventing any diversion-related work on his land. Cossette says the contractor left voluntarily. He has maintained that his appraisal is far below what was…