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April 1, 2015
Warm temperatures and dry conditions have allowed for an earlier-than-normal seeding season in North Dakota. (Getty Images)
Southwest ND farmers slowly start spring planting
April 1, 2015 - 7:04pm
Service technician Robert Morrill works Tuesday on a tractor's air filter at Haug Implement Co. in Willmar. (Forum News Service)
USDA predicts fewer corn, wheat acres, but more soybeans and small-market crops
April 1, 2015 - 5:44pm
March 30, 2015
From left, Deputy Regional Forester Jane Darnell, Chief U.S. Forest Service Tom Tidwell and U.S. Senator John Hoeven listen to concerns raised by local ranchers on Monday at a roundtable discussion. (Abby Kessler/The Dickinson Press)
Ranchers express concern with environmental assessment plan
March 30, 2015 - 8:04pm
March 17, 2015
USDA data says 97 percent of farms are family owned
March 17, 2015 - 7:48pm
Anhydrous ammonia tanks stand in Finley, N.D.,  in this Dec. 15, 2004 photo. That form of nitrogen fertilizer might cost more than other forms of fertilizer in this year because inventories of the fertilizer were made when petroleum prices were higher, last year.  (Mikkel Pates/Forum News Service)
Planting preparations underway in region
March 17, 2015 - 1:22am
March 16, 2015
Rep. Marvin Nelson, D-Rolla, urges members of the House to vote against SB 2351, a bill that would relax the North Dakota corporate farm bill to allow exceptions for dairy and hog producers. The bill passed by a vote of 56-37 in floor action on Monday, March 16, 2015. (Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune)
House votes to lift corporate farming ban for dairy, swine; bill now goes back to Senate
March 16, 2015 - 9:17pm
March 3, 2015
USDA extends farm bill deadline; program sign-ups drawing attention
March 3, 2015 - 2:00am
Committee gets anti-corporate bill; House Ag to begin talks March 5
March 3, 2015 - 1:52am
February 23, 2015
Agriculturists need to watch costs as tight margins emerge, Ellinger tells Northwest Farm Managers Association
February 23, 2015 - 10:50pm
Speaker: Agriculture must respond to change as farmers, ranchers race societal challenges
February 23, 2015 - 10:48pm
February 5, 2015
FNS Photo by Mikkel Pates
Beth Baumstark (right) and colleagues Lindsey Nieuwsma and Allen Hoberg of the Baumstark Braaten LP in Bismarck have won a straight string of 14 cases, and have another six pending. The firm has won $1.4 million of a total in claims of about $5.4 million for prevent-plant insurance indemnities.
A string of success: Many farmers have won appeals of prevented-plant claim denials from 2012
February 5, 2015 - 11:02am
December 31, 2014
Zero Tillage Farmers Association to hold workshop in Dickinson
December 31, 2014 - 2:00pm
December 16, 2014
Senators pass Tax Increase Prevention Act: Legislation will allow ranchers, farmers to expense equipment purchased in 2014
December 16, 2014 - 11:12pm
September 22, 2014
Photo by John Brose / Special to FNS
Wheat is less common in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota than it once was. But the crop remains important in the region.
Harvest hang-ups: Soggy fall slows wheat harvest; too soon for row crops
September 22, 2014 - 11:32pm
July 14, 2014
‘It’s a supply and demand issue’: Price of corn less than half what it was 1 year ago
July 14, 2014 - 10:44pm