farming

Film at the Fargo Theatre Serves an Appetizer for the Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference

Chef Dan Barber is in the film and will also be the keynote speaker at this year's conference

FARGO, N.D. — In preparation for the Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference, a movie starring a special chef is shown at the Fargo Theatre. The Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society invited people to a free showing of “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste”. Chef Dan Barber is in the film and will also be the keynote speaker at this…

Sen. Klobuchar Says Farm Bill Adds New Provisions for Issues Farmers are Facing

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s important to get a farm bill done because the difficult time farmers are going through. The Democrat believes farmers are facing a lot because of tariffs, volatility in the dairy market and low commodity prices. Klobuchar says the new farm bill, which has been agreed to in principal between House and Senate leaders,…

Big Iron Brings Ag Leaders and Policy Makers Together to Discuss the Effects of the Farm Bill and Trade

Many saying there is not one order for soybeans this year giving them no destination to move their harvested crops

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The largest farm show in the upper Midwest is bringing hundreds from across the region and around the world to West Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the farm bill and trade are affecting agricultural business and the products being harvested this fall. As they check out some of the new machinery, farmers and ranchers…

“Ladies of Steam” Bringing New Generation of Threshers Into History

They started their organization back in 2015

  ROLLAG, Minn. — By stepping onto the grounds of the Western Minnesota Threshers Reunion, you take a trip back in time. While there may be a lot of history in this old farm equipment, it doesn’t mean there aren’t new milestones being celebrated. Steam threshers may seem impossible to navigate but looks can be deceiving. “Steam engines are really, simply…

USDA Plan to Help Farmers Hurt By Tariffs With $12 Billion Plan

WASHINGTON – The Agriculture Department announces a $12 billion short-term plan to help farmers hurt by tariffs. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the plan will help farmers deal with the cost of what he calls “disruptive markets.” It comes as trading partners like China retaliate for President Trump’s tariffs on imports. The plan involves direct payments to farmers, the purchase of…

Red River Zoo Opens Interactive “Modern Farming” Exhibit

The new play space lets kids learn more about agriculture and farming

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Zoo is opening up a new exhibit to teach kids about the wonders of agriculture. Kids can explore tractors, play with toys and learn fun facts about what crops everyday objects come from. The Red River Zoo partnered with the North Dakota Soybean Council, Corn Utilization Council, and NDSU Extension Soil Health to create the…

ND Agriculture Leaders & Advocates Rally to Support Farmers

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Leaders of North Dakota farm organizations and so–called hunger advocates rallied to show support for agriculture amid issues they have with trade and the farm bill. The North Dakota Farmers Union projects farmers will lose 30 percent in income this year. The North Dakota Dairy Coalition’s president says American dairy exports need to be protected since…

House Passes Farm Bill, Rep. Peterson Votes No & Rep. Cramer Votes Yes

WASHINGTON (AP/KVRR) – The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed 213-211. Every Democratic member of Congress from Minnesota, including the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee Rep. Collin Peterson voted no. North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer voted in favor of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of…

Senate Agriculture Committee Set to Vote on the Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate Agriculture Committee releases a bipartisan farm bill proposal. Democratic Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are both on the Ag Committee. Klobuchar says the bill protects nutrition assistance programs and Smith adds it protects the sugar program. The House Farm Bill failed last month when the conservative members blocked it over an unrelated immigration bill. The…