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June 15, 2017
Andrew Barsness started farming in 2011 after his grandparents passed away. He now lives on their farm north of Hoffman and rents 160 acres of the family's 270 acres. He is in his second year of transitioning to farming organic wheat and soybeans. (Celeste Edenloff / Forum News Service)
The accidental farmer: Minnesota man embraces ‘idyllic lifestyle’
June 15, 2017 - 8:50pm
June 12, 2017
Art Wosick, a farmer in Pembina County, N.D., poses for a portrait on one of his fields where he planted beans but they were destroyed by heavy wind and hail. He is going to wait for the rain on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, to decide to replant or not. Joshua Komer / Forum News Service
Strong start to growing season tempered by weekend storms, cloudy forecasts
June 12, 2017 - 8:06pm
A view shows Main Street in Elk Point, South Dakota on June 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ryan Henriksen/File Photo
'Trial of a lifetime' plays out in tiny South Dakota town
June 12, 2017 - 9:33am
June 9, 2017
A male sage grouse gets its first look at its new home after being trapped in Wyoming, flown to North Dakota and released in a State Game and Fish Department project to try to save the bird from completely disappearing from some of its native ground. Lauren Donovan / Bismarck Tribune file photo
Ag groups weigh review of sage grouse plan
June 9, 2017 - 5:59pm
June 7, 2017
Manvel, N.D., farmer Scott Johnson scouts a field of sugar beets, planted with wheat to protect the young plants from wind,  west of Manvel Wednesday, June 7. Johnson is cautiously optimistic regarding the recent news about Mexican exports of sugar to the U.S. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Producers 'cautiously optimistic' about sugar deal with Mexico
June 7, 2017 - 8:08pm
June 3, 2017
Kevin Paap
5 questions with ... Kevin Paap, farmer and Minnesota Farm Bureau President, Blue Earth County, Minn.
June 3, 2017 - 4:20pm
Corn, canola and vegetable oil sits on display in a supermarket in Princeton, Illinois, on June 4, 2013. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
How an experiment turned Canadian farmers into cooking oil kings
June 3, 2017 - 12:23pm
June 1, 2017
Rodney Liedberg, left, and his wife, Eunice, share a laugh when talking about growing up on the family farm. They said they didn't have plumbing on the farm until the 1960s, which is about 70 years after her grandparents bought the farm. Joshua Komer / Forum News Service
Northwest Minn. farmers explain reasons for carrying on 125-year tradition
June 1, 2017 - 5:57pm
May 27, 2017
KaSondra Staiger and her family from Hebron, N.D. (Submitted photo)
5 questions with ... KaSondra Staiger, Rancher, Hebron, N.D.
May 27, 2017 - 12:17pm
May 25, 2017
Minnesota project could help small farmers connect with rural grocery stores
May 25, 2017 - 9:07pm
Billy Ogdahl, NDSU beef unit manager, describes modern beef care techniques at the NDSU BBQ Boot Camp in Fargo on May 23, 2017. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
BBQ Boot Camp serves up a smokey sell-out in Fargo
May 25, 2017 - 4:54pm
Straight talk on land rent: Are landowners or renters right?
May 25, 2017 - 4:51pm
May 24, 2017
A spotted wing drosophila fruit fly, here held captive inside a glass container, will be used in an experiment at UMD to determine the effectiveness of several different kinds of traps. Bob King / Forum News Service
UMD lab helping combat raspberry-devouring pest
May 24, 2017 - 7:17pm
May 23, 2017
The long hours take their toll on Senators as they listen to Ron Latz, (DFL), St. Louis Park speak on the final day of the regular session at the State Capitol in St. Paul,  Monday, May 22, 2017.  Scott Takushi \ Pioneer Press
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
May 22, 2017
Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer sits in his private office at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., on his first morning on the job, Jan. 29, 2008. Forum News Service file photo. Forum News Service file photo.
Congress renames Fargo ag lab for former North Dakota governor
May 22, 2017 - 12:12pm
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