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When Katie Pinke directed her daughter to a beef expert in preparation for her speech meet, it made her think about the need for trusted ag sources of information.
Under House Bill 1371, feedlots or dairies could partner with a corporation and no longer fall under the definition of farming and ranching.
Benson and Turner Foods will process cattle and hogs at Waubun, Minnesota, on the White Earth Reservation with the help of a USDA grant.
A recent $30,000 per acre land sale in Sioux County, Iowa, sends signals into the land market in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and even as far away as Indiana.

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Larry and Judi Schnell and Jim and Renee Erickson have sold Stockmen's Livestock Exchange to John Fischer, Austin Henderson and Dan O’Donnell. The sale became final on Dec. 23, 2022.
An unchangeable fact about life in the northern Plains is that winter lasts for several months so if you don't want to be cooped up for the duration, you have to dress warm and head outside.
West Virginia University for about 20 years has been working on tracking feed and water intake of animals. What they've learned is some cattle have traits that make them more efficient than others.
Samantha and Taylon LaMont of Carpenter, South Dakota, are pork producers in a boom for confined animal feeding operation permits in Clark County. Samantha, 31, manages the barn and cares for 2,400 pigs in a weanling-to-finish operation.
The Hoseltons take their reindeer to holiday events all around the region.
A first-of-its-kind study highlighted Monday at the North Dakota Capitol showed an $18.8 billion direct output from agriculture, as well as $12 billion secondary output in North Dakota. The industry also supports 43,060 direct jobs and 67,420 secondary jobs.

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Lynn and Jason Kotrba have a personal connection with Huntington's Disease and wanted to help with the potentially life-saving Huntington's Disease research.
The Mill in Glen Ullin plans to make custom pelleted feed mixes for livestock, including cattle, bison and sheep. The Mill already is mixing loose feeds.
Hunter Kvistad's farm in Yellow Medicine County is the site of a virtual tour on Nov. 22, 2022 –- two days before Thanksgiving -– as part of Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom. Keri Sidle of Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom said the organization has been visiting a turkey farm just before Thanksgiving every year since 2016. Minnesota is the nation's leading turkey producer and the turkey farm is the most popular of the virtual tours. Sidle expects more than 100 elementary classrooms from 12 to 15 states will participate.

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