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Obama vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi bill, sets up showdown with Congress
Ted Cruz says he will vote for Donald Trump
New York Times endorses Clinton in White House race
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RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Port: Burgum says Obama blocking Dakota Access Pipeline could spark recession
Hope Christian Academy holds its annual Pumpkins in the Patch
Harvest Festival to be held Oct. 1 at DSU
Public invited to attend autism task force meeting
New England native nominee for U-Mary Homecoming Queen
Fall Into Downtown event is Saturday afternoon
Regina M. Bruha
Thomas "Tom" Kuntz
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
August 10, 2012
ND crops expected to rebound from 2011 flooding
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Wheat production in North Dakota is expected to rebound from the flood-plagued 2011. The Department of Agriculture's first forecast for 2012 pegs North Dakota's staple spring wheat crop at 230 million bushels, up 37 percent from last year. Durum wheat production...
August 10, 2012 - 9:36am
August 9, 2012
Breeding for the future: Farmers seek hardier cattle for drought, climate change
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are...
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am
July 12, 2012
Corn farmers mow fields as drought worsens
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving....
July 12, 2012 - 12:00am
July 6, 2012
Growing season filled with joys, woes
This year's corn crop has lived up to the old adage, "Knee-high by the Fourth of July," Mott farmer Darwyn Mayer said. "In previous years, we've struggled with cold springs, but it's been pretty warm here so far and this year the corn will be knee high by the Fourth of July," said...
July 6, 2012 - 12:00am
June 30, 2012
Northern farmers expect strong corn prices
GRAND FORKS -- Rallying farm commodity marketing prices driven by expectations of a poor harvest in the hot, dry central Corn Belt are causing...
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
June 24, 2012
Cash Crop: There's billions on the line in the farm bill, but where does it all go?
JAMESTOWN -- A couple billion dollars for wheat here, another billion for corn there, a few hundred million for soybeans -- maybe more for barley...
June 24, 2012 - 12:00am
June 18, 2012
Crop development continues to progress across ND
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Crop development continued ahead of schedule across much of North Dakota last week but farmers continue to worry about insects harming their crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop, livestock and weather report that barley is 92 percent...
June 18, 2012 - 5:10pm
February 14, 2012
Supply-demand crunch pinching ethanol industry
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Falling fuel demand, an ethanol oversupply and high corn costs could lead some Midwest biorefineries to cut back or idle production until profit margins improve, industry analysts said. Troy Gavin, general manager of the Midwest Renewable Energy ethanol plant...
February 14, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
ND governor hopes to keep Walhalla plant operating
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple has offered state assistance to try to keep an ethanol plant in northeastern North Dakota operating. Archer Daniels Midland Co. plans to close the Walhalla plant in April, ending 61 jobs. The agribusiness conglomerate says the plant isn't...
February 8, 2012 - 7:27am
May 18, 2011
Fields wet and prices strong
Last spring, Ayr farmer Bruce Hagen had all his wheat and corn planted by the end of April. At the time, crop prices were poor. This spring, crop prices are strong, but wet fields had prevented him from planting any fields by early May. "Yes, there's a big difference," he says...
May 18, 2011 - 12:00am
April 2, 2011
ND ethanol plant increases production
CASSELTON -- A two-year-old ethanol plant west of Casselton has increased its annual production capacity to 150 million gallons of ethanol per year. The Forum newspaper reports that the Tharaldson Ethanol plant is now capable of using 54 million bushels of locally grown corn per...
April 2, 2011 - 8:27am
August 22, 2010
Acting (sweet) corny
Get the dental floss ready because area sweet corn is being harvested and some have begun selling at Dickinson's Farmer's Market. "This year...
August 22, 2010 - 12:00am
May 11, 2010
2009 Dakotas corn production revised
FARGO (AP) -- The Agriculture Department has lowered corn production estimates in the Dakotas for last year after resurveying some farmers affected by the weather-delayed fall harvest. North Dakota's 2009 production is now estimated at 200.1 million bushels, a drop of about 4 percent...
May 11, 2010 - 12:53pm
November 28, 2009
Richardton ethanol plant getting busy
RICHARDTON (AP) -- The Red Trail Energy ethanol plant at Richardton is getting busier as farmers are finally harvesting the delayed corn crop. Grain merchandiser Calvin Diehl says the plant has been operating longer hours, and also on Saturdays. He says the plant never ran out of...
November 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 31, 2009
Neb. firm makes corn pellets that burn like coal
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska company has come up with a way to make pellets that burn like coal from all the leftover parts of a corn plant. Next Step Biofuels' Russ Zeeck says these corn pellets could be a new form of renewable energy. They are made from the corn stalks, leafs...
August 31, 2009 - 1:21pm