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February 22, 2019
The recent cold stretch has been unusual and has driven up feed costs for area ranchers as calving season nears, according to Fred Berger, who estimates a pregnant cow eats considerably more in the cold weather of recent weeks. Tom Stromme, Bismarck Tribune
Cold temperatures take toll on cattle herds
19 hours 32 min ago
Corn is loaded into semi-trucks on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at CHS Dakota Ag Co-Op in Kindred. In November, the Minneapolis Fed reported that for the year ending in June of 2018, 84 farm operations in the Ninth District (the Dakotas, Minnesota, Montana, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and northwestern Wisconsin), filed for Chapter 12 bankruptcy protection - more than twice the level seen in 2014. David Samson / The Forum
As bankruptcies rise, farmers and lenders hope for big harvests, rise in crop prices
February 22, 2019 - 10:31am
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Megatrends in Agriculture: Technology on the Farm
February 22, 2019 - 10:02am
February 17, 2019
Joe Ikley, North Dakota State University Extension Service’s  new weed specialist, urges farmers to get on top of Palmer amaranth weeds to avoid bigger expenses later on. He spoke Feb. 12 at the Northern Corn and Soy Expo at the Fargodome. (Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service)
Drain tile, new weed threat discussed at Northern Corn and Soy Expo
February 17, 2019 - 6:46pm
February 16, 2019
Spreading organic’s story: Minn. dairy farmer visits D.C.
February 16, 2019 - 3:29pm
February 15, 2019
New Census of Ag release delayed, shutdown affects several other surveys, too
February 15, 2019 - 6:53pm
JUST, the San Francisco-based food company that hopes to start selling cell-based meat within a year, was launched eight years ago. Courtesy of JUST
Knutson: ‘Why write about it?’ Cultured meat story raises questions
February 15, 2019 - 6:50pm
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Family makes tough decision to sell cows
February 15, 2019 - 10:17am
February 14, 2019
Erin Brown / Grand Vale Creative
South Dakota foreclosure case could involve more than 31,000 head of cattle
February 14, 2019 - 9:31pm
February 13, 2019
SAV America 8018, the highest-selling beef bull in history, stands in the sale ring at Schaff Angus Valley, near St. Anthony, N.D., on Feb. 9, 2019. Photo courtesy of Schaff Angus Valleyplay button
North Dakota bull sells for $1.51 million
February 13, 2019 - 2:57pm
February 9, 2019
“Livestock, especially ruminants like beef cattle, play a key role in a sustainable food system. They allow us to produce food on marginal lands that are unsuitable for cultivated agriculture. Cattle act as “upcyclers” in our food system — they upgrade plants into high quality protein for people," A U.N. report says. Erin Brown / Grand Vale Creative
Cultured meat: Good or bad, promise or peril?
February 9, 2019 - 7:44pm
Katie Pinke is the publisher and general manager of Agweek magazine.
Pinke: Corn farmers and vegans are both upset this week
February 9, 2019 - 7:19pm
Jenny Schlecht
Schlecht: Why do so few have livestock? Look outside for a clue
February 9, 2019 - 7:06pm
Congress passed the 2018 farm bill by a wide margin, but House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson called it "a miracle." Michelle Rook/ Forum News Service
Implementing the new farm bill: Government shutdown slows process
February 9, 2019 - 5:10pm
The Ramsey County District Court in Devils Lake, N.D., has appointed the North Dakota Public Service Commission as trustee in NoDak Grain, a “doing-business-as” entity of Hunter Brian Hanson of Leeds, N.D. A similar appointment was made for roving grain buyer’s license called Midwest Grain Trading, by the Burleigh County District Court in Bismarck, N.D. Photo taken Jan. 14, 2018 at Devils Lake, N.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Courts name PSC trustee for Hanson grain cases: After notice, claimants have 45 days to file papers
February 9, 2019 - 4:51pm