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April 9, 2018
Understory Inc., of Madison, Wis., has developed weather network stations, including novel rainfall sensors that involve instruments that, among other things,  measure the size, shape and accumulation of precipitation hitting an 8-inch diameter steel ball on a 10-foot shaft. Photo provided by Understory, Inc. Understory / Special to Forum News Service
'Hyper-local' weather: Service touts its individual networks for farms
April 9, 2018 - 6:31am
April 6, 2018
Anika Pinke buys a North Dakota flag and stickers at J's Gift Shop and Craft Supply in Wishek, N.D. Katie Pinke / Forum News Service
The benefits of bypassing online shopping to support your local, independent businesses
April 6, 2018 - 11:46am
Sarah Lovas is a farmer and independent crop consultant at Hillsboro, N.D. She added "mom" to her roles this past winter. From left are her husband, Jason, Sarah holding their son and Jason's father, Pete. Together they represent three generations on the Lovas farm. Special to Forum News Service
5 questions with...Sarah Lovas, agronomist and farmer from Hillsboro, N.D.
April 6, 2018 - 11:31am
April 5, 2018
Cliff Reindl, general manager at Seven Oaks Dairy, prepares to milk a cow at the dairy March 27. Reindl is the general manager at all three dairies owned by Hart Agriculture, including Seven Oaks. Photo for The Washington Post by Kevin D. Liles.
'Cow Fitbits' and artificial intelligence are coming to the dairy farm, but some farmers aren't impressed
April 5, 2018 - 11:56am
April 4, 2018
Soybeans are unloaded at dusk during harvest in Buda, Illinois, on Sept. 29, 2017. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Brewing trade war compounds woes of Midwest farmers
April 4, 2018 - 12:11pm
Soybeans in Johnston, Iowa, Dec. 15, 2006. (Lynn Walters/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
China fires back at Trump with the threat of tariffs on 106 US products, including soybeans
April 4, 2018 - 8:36am
April 2, 2018
Jim Nichols stands in stubble that shows the alternating  corn and soybeans strips. The technique has boosted yields, but his six-row combine head may be limiting to large farmers. Nichols says farmers of any size would benefit from better nitrogen timing. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Old dog learns new tricks for increasing corn harvest
April 2, 2018 - 6:17am
March 29, 2018
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USDA projects increased wheat planting this season
March 29, 2018 - 7:51pm
March 26, 2018
Conservation push: Two ag groups support GROW Act
March 26, 2018 - 8:32am
At Ag Day at the Pavilion in Sioux Falls, S.D., kids see what is on the menu for cattle at feeding time. Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service
SD agriculture showcased at Ag Day at the Pavilion
March 26, 2018 - 6:30am
March 23, 2018
U.S. Sen. John Thune speaks to a crowd in 2017 at Dakotafest in Mitchell, S.D. Forum News Service file photo
Conservation Reserve Program improvements may be part of new farm bill, SD senator says
March 23, 2018 - 6:26pm
March 21, 2018
A John Deere combine harvester in Malden, Illinois, on Sept. 30, 2015.  Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Deere is worried about retaliation against U.S. agriculture
March 21, 2018 - 7:51am
March 19, 2018
Sanborn Central juniors Austin Schmit and Alex Wormstadt designed a portable portable calf box that would make it possible to bring the calf box out to the calves in the field attached to the back of an ATV style vehicle that would have a heater inside of it powered by a 12-volt battery to keep calves warm in the box. Matt Gade / Forum News Service
High school project for warming calves turns into business plan
March 19, 2018 - 2:47pm
Study from Minnesota group criticizes federal crop insurance
March 19, 2018 - 8:44am
Paul Houglum of Perley, Minn., stands in the grain elevator dumping facility in Perley, Minn. Photo taken March 13, 2018, in Perley, Minn. (Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service/Agweek)
Watch your ears! Farmers still suffer hearing loss
March 19, 2018 - 8:42am