FARMER

Special Election To Be Held In Minnesota’s 2nd District After Candidate Dies

The 2nd District is currently served by Congresswoman Angie Craig, a Democrat

GOODHUE CO., Minn. — A Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District has died. Adam Weeks was a farmer in Goodhue County. A cause of death was not released. Votes in the race will not be counted since state law says if a major party nominee dies within 79 days…

Farmer Reacts To Soybean Prices Hitting Two-Year High

Soybean prices have risen more than 16% since the start of August, according to the Wall Street Journal

NORTH DAKOTA.- Soybean prices continue to hit all time highs despite pandemic and other factors. Chris Brossart from Wolford, North Dakota is getting ready to harvest soybeans. “Next week we should have roughly 1,000 acres that should be ready to harvest.” Brossart is a farmer and the Vice Chairman at the North Dakota Soybean Council. He says the industry has…

A lawsuit seeks to allow North Dakota home chefs to sell more products

State health department officials say they cannot comment on pending litigation.

NORTH DAKOTA – The Cottage Food Act took effect in 2017 and allows the sale of homemade food to a consumer for at-home consumption. With the new regulations passed by health department in January, home producers can only sell shelf stable foods, perishable baked goods and raw poultry. Danielle Mickelson is a farmer from Rolla, who joined the lawsuit so…

Sen. John Hoeven Announces Funding For Sugar Beet Farmers

The application period for assistance will open on March 23rd.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven secured a major helping hand for farmers. The Republican announces over a quarter of a billion dollars in disaster assistance. The money will go towards assisting sugar beet farmers across the country following a historically bad growing season. The funds are a part of the additional 1.5 billion dollars in disaster assistance…

Sen. Hoeven Meets With Ag Leaders & Rural Businesses on Payments & Exports

Some of the topics he covered were disaster assistance and export opportunities.

FARGO, N.D.- Senator Hoeven says  it’s been a difficult year for farmers with low prices and severe weather damaging crops. “We’re helping with the market facilitation payment which now for North Dakota has been over a billion dollars. And now, we’re working on the disaster assistance piece both for our sugar producers, and I think we’re getting closer to getting…

Meet The Millennial Farmer

He has nearly half a million subscribers, and he created his first video after a conversation with his sister-in-law set off some red flags in his head.

FARGO, ND – Zach Johnson is known as the Millennial Farmer on YouTube. He has nearly half a million subscribers, and he created his first video after a conversation with his sister-in-law set off some red flags in his head. “Along with her were people who I went to high school with that grew up in rural areas that knew…

USDA Provides Loans and Grants to help ‘ReConnect’ Rural North Dakota

The grants are part of the ReConnect pilot program, which will provide $23 million in grants and loans to rural North Dakota telecom cooperatives to expand their coverage to cover nearly 2000 miles of un-serviced land.

FARGO, N.D. – Over 2,000 households are set to receive gigabit internet access after grants from the USDA will help expand fiber projects in rural North Dakota. The grants are part of the ReConnect pilot program, which will provide $23 million in grants and loans to rural North Dakota telecom cooperatives to expand their coverage to cover nearly 2000 miles…

Local Farmer Endures Difficult, Wet Harvest Season

He says this fall rain is unlike anything he's seen before

HOPE, N.D. — Tony Richards and his father have been farming for more than 50 years combined. He says the past few haven’t been the smoothest. “Margins are very, very tight, and one hiccup can turn you in from making a couple bucks to losing a lot.” Richards had to overcome more than just a hiccup recently. An unusual combination…