INDUSTRY

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…

Motorcoach Industry Asking For Help From Washington, D.C. Due To Pandemic

In Congress, the CERTS Act is being debated that would give out 10 billion dollars in relief money towards busing companies.

MOORHEAD, MINN. –“It’s tough to have to sit here and not do anything you know; it’s just not having any income coming in,” Triangle Coach Service  Owner Dave Helms said. Minnesota motorcoach companies are demanding action from Washington as business continues to be at a standstill since March. In Congress, the CERTS Act is being debated that would give out…

ND’s Beauty Industry Gets Ready To Reopen

Hair Success Salon and Spa is planning to open Friday and Polished Nail Spa downtown on Monday.

FARGO, N.D. – As excited as many businesses in the area are to reopen their doors, they say they’re first priority is keeping their clients and staff safe. “When clients come in, they have to wear face shields or face masks of some sort,” says Tom Huynh the Owner of Polished Nail Spa Downtown. “Our technicians will be wearing masks,…

Food Service Operators Learn About Industry Trends at 2019 Food Expo

Customers get to watch demos and try samples

FARGO, N.D. — The inside of Scheels Arena smelled quite delicious with hundreds of dishes being cooked up. Food Services of America held its 2019 Food Expo. It’s a chance for food service operators and businesses to watch demos, try samples, and learn about the latest trends in the food industry. Distributors can also expand their customer base, and it’s…

All About UAS: Emerging Prairie Holds First Drone Focus Monthly Meeting of the Year

The speaker for this meeting was Tom Kenville

FARGO, N.D. — Drones have been helping farmers gather data for years and a local organization is dedicated to keeping it that way. Emerging Prairie, an entrepreneurial group, had their first Drone Focus meeting of the year. It’s designed to teach average drone users more about the industry and how professionals use unmanned drones to collect data. The speaker for this…

Local Conference is Cultivating Relationship Between Agriculture and Technology

More than 20 speakers touched on things like innovative farm equipment and how technology impacts each industry of agriculture

Emerging Prairie brings farmers, agtech company founders, software developers and many more to their second annual Cultivate Conference. It focuses on the relationship between agriculture and technology. More than 20 speakers touched on things like innovative farm equipment and how technology impacts each industry of agriculture. Emerging Prairie provides this platform for entrepreneurs and farmers to work with one another…

Small Business Week Puts Small Businesses in the Spotlight

Small businesses make up over 98 percent of businesses in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. — National Small Business Week, which runs from April 29 to May 5, celebrates the role that small businesses have throughout the nation. Small businesses have a huge impact on the local economy, making up over 98 percent of all businesses in the state and employing over half of employees in North Dakota. “From a North Dakota economy…

ND Citizens’ Effort to Reverse Decrease in Oil Tax Fails

The original tax rate decrease has been called by some Democrats as a "giveaway to the oil industry"

BISMARCK, N.D. — A citizen–led effort to rework North Dakota’s oil tax structure has failed. Former Democratic Rep. Ed Gruchalla of Fargo says the idea to reverse legislation that lowered oil taxes for drillers “just couldn’t get any traction.” The Legislature passed a measure in 2015 that abolishes some price–based incentives in exchange for lowering the overall tax rate from…

9th Grade Students are Getting Some Hands-on Career Experience

The expo is geared at teaching students about professions they can pursue without going to a four year college

FARGO, ND — Ninth graders from around the region are getting exposed to a variety of job opportunities. For the last 15 years, the Health, Tech and Trades Career Expo has brought in thousands of students to explore the healthcare, construction, concrete, aviation and machinery industries. The students get a hands–on experience with experts. The expo is geared at teaching…

Governor Burgum Honors SunButter Headquarters in Fargo

They say they're selling millions of jars across the continent, doubling their sales from the past two years

FARGO, ND — Governor Burgum made a stop at SunButter’s headquarters to celebrate their commitment to manufacturing in Fargo. Officials with the company which makes seed-to-jar sunflower butter say they’re fast growing and employ more than 20 people in the area. They say they’re selling millions of jars across the continent, doubling their sales from the past two years. SunButter…