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Senator Franken Introduces New Legislation to Help Rural Communities in Minnesota

Franken said that every day the nation's farmers have our backs and he believes we need to have theirs as well.

MINNESOTA — A new package of legislation has been introduced by Senator Al Franken that supports farmers, producers and rural businesses in Minnesota. This proposed change would help them deploy more renewable energy projects and cut energy costs. Sen. Franken said that every day the nation’s farmers have our backs and he believes we need to have theirs as well….

Hog Operation Proposed in Ramsey County

The department will hold a public meeting at some point on the environmental permitting process

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — North Dakota’s Health Department is considering an application from a proposed hog operation in Ramsey County. Grand Prairie Agriculture wants to build a 2,700 hog operation about 10 miles west of Devils Lake. Some people in the area are concerned about property values and environmental problems, while others see a potential boost to the economy….

Dakota Farmers Slammed by Worsening Drought Conditions

Experts told us some producers will feel the effects of this dry season for many years

LEONARD, ND — Farmers and ranchers in North Dakota are concerned about extreme drought conditions creeping into the eastern side of the state. Some Ag experts said we haven’t had drought conditions this bad since 2006. Last year’s harvest held an abundant yield for many North Dakota farmers. But with drought conditions and little rain, the same can’t be said…

Drought in North Dakota Continues to Worsen

The worst areas are in the west, with much of the east rated as abnormally dry

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought that is ravaging crops, pastures and hay land in North Dakota has worsened over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows nearly three-fourths of the state in some stage of drought, up from about two-thirds last week. At least 55 percent of the state is in severe or extreme drought, up from…

Digging Up Soil Moisture Facts

What Exactly Makes Your Garden Grow

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at what your soil needs in order to be healthy. This will help your garden grow to its fullest potential: Categories: Morning – Features, Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: Ag, Agriculture, air, crops, farming, fertilizer, garden, gardening, nutrients, soil, topsoil, water

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

U.S. Ag Department Expects Soybean Crops at Record Level in North Dakota

A survey found that farmers are planting more soybeans than ever in North Dakota

NORTH DAKOTA — The U.S Agriculture Department says soybeans are expected to be planted at a record high level in North Dakota. A recent survey found that more farmers are investing in the crop that’s in high demand. “This will really be a turning point year,” said Peter Lovas, of Lovas Farms in Hillsboro. According to a survey done by…