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Walz And Jensen Debate The Issues at FarmFest 2022

Gov. Tim Walz (D), moderator & Dr. Scott Jensen (R) MORGAN, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota’s two main candidates for governor debate for the first time at FarmFest. The debate between DFL Gov. Tim Walz and Republican-endorsed challenger Scott Jensen happened Wednesday morning during FarmFest’s Minnesota Governor Candidate Forum. A large crowd was in attendance near Redwood Falls. The candidates touched…

Rail Shipments Could Be An Issue In The Fall Due To Worker Shortage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — There is another trouble spot on the horizon for farmers and producers: rail service. Senator John Hoeven outlining the need to restore full rail shipments before the fall harvest. He sent his concerns to Surface Transportation Board Vice Chairman Robert Primus. There are ongoing rail service disruptions across the country due to a worker shortage that…

Weeding Out Misinformation, Bad Producers in the CBD Industry

"We can guarantee what it says on the label is what's in the bottle is being tested, but that's not the case for all the new CBD companies trying to sell products," Casey Ruckheim said.

PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. — “We had no clue as far as growing anything like this before, as a farmer you put a seed in the ground and things happen,” Matt Ruckheim said. R Bottled Gold CBD is a hemp based business by Casey Ruckheim and her husband Matt. The pair have been growing for over a year, selling multiple different…

Senator John Hoeven Holds Round Table with Ag Leaders to Discuss Farm Bill

Hoeven is on the Farm Bill conference committee

FARGO, N.D. —┬áSenator John Hoeven sat down with farmers and agriculture leaders at NDSU’s Barry Hall to discuss the upcoming farm bill and the impact of tariffs on local growers. The farm bill is currently in conference, where members of both the House and Senate will combine their versions before the deadline in September. Last week, Hoeven was named to…

Rainfall Welcomed by North Dakota’s Drought-Stricken Producers

Pasture and range conditions are rated 58 percent poor or very poor

  NORTH DAKOTA — Rainfall over the past week in North Dakota halted or delayed harvest but was welcomed by drought-plagued farmers. The weekly crop report says about half of the topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in the state are still rated short or very short. The harvest of small grains crops including spring wheat, durum wheat and oats is…

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….

Farm Rescue’s “Hay Convoy” Deploys to Help North Dakota Producers

Several local businesses and truck drivers volunteered time and resources

ROTHSAY, Minn. — A team of volunteers left Rothsay this morning to help drought stricken farmers in North Dakota. “There is hope and somebody does care about them,” said Nic Hendrickx with Farm Rescue. Farm Rescue rounded up more than 16 trucks for their hay convoy with the help of volunteers. Several local businesses and truck drivers are letting the…

Relief Fund Set Up for Drought-Stricken Producers

Donations will be distributed early next year, with applications being accepted through the end of this year

  NORTH DAKOTA — A relief fund has been established for producers hit hard by drought. The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and its foundation have established the Hope for the Heartland Drought Relief Fund. Donations will be distributed early next year, with applications being accepted through the end of this year. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association and Corn Utilization…

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…

Prairie Roots “Soft Opening” Welcomes Hundreds of Customers

The first food co-op in Fargo is officially open for business

FARGO, ND — Owners said the future is bright for Prairie Roots, Fargo’s first food co-op. It’s been about five years in the making. “We’re just really happy to open the doors and show people this space and support local producers,” said┬áKurt Kopperud, general manager of the store. Staff call it a soft opening, but hundreds poured in for a…