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Farmers and fiber artists Theresa Bentz and Alejandra Sanchez have formed a business partnership in which they help each other expand their flocks as well as their supply of natural dyes. The two also teach classes to others in the wool community.
R.J. Kern's book The Unchosen Ones captures Minnesota 4-H students side-by-side, taken four years apart from each other.
Carlson's Lovable Llamas is a a Minnesota agritourism business. The Carlson's welcome visitors on their farm to educate them about agriculture and llamas as well.
Food prices have been rising through 2021 and the Consumer Price Index for food released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service on Oct. 25, 2021, shows a year over year increase of 4.6%. The biggest rise is coming from the meat, poultry and fish category which was up 10.4%.

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Smaller producers can now cut out the middle man and sell their meats directly to the consumer through ChopLocal.
Terry Ellingson's latest musical endeavor is competing in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association National Anthem singing contest, where he has been named one of four finalists.
Steve Roberts of Ogema, Minnesota, says if you are capable of processing a deer, you can handle a bison. His goal is to keep bison meat affordable.
A group of cattle producers has banded together as 6 in 1 Meats to ensure that they can get meat federally-inspected to sell directly to consumers.
The Class A felony theft charge against Brian W. Gader will be dismissed if he pays $227,103.02 owed to Lake Region Livestock and commits no new offenses within the next year.
Napoleon, North Dakota, cattle buyer Brian Gader faces numerous legal challenges, including a theft charge in a cattle deal, has lost his license to purchase cattle and is accused of failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in some cases. With debts in the millions, Gader, 65, says he is "working on" his issues.

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Nettle Valley Farm in Spring Grove, Minnesota, ran by Dayna Burtness and Nick Nguyen in their sixth season of raising pastured pork, is entering its final stage of the season.
Drought has significantly affected cattle producers in the northern part of North Dakota. They’re getting more rain now, but a Devils Lake, North Dakota, sale barn saw twice the number of summer culling, and calf-dependent ranchers in western counties near Towner, North Dakota, are scrambling for winter feed.
Analysis by Iowa State University shows about an $80 million impact to producers if plants in Minnesota and Nebraska continue to see a slowdown in line speeds.

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