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December 8, 2018
Nick Schlief, then 14, helped to harvest corn on the Glenwood, Minn., farm of his grandfather, Doug Schlief. Submitted photo
Meet ‘Farmer Nick’: High school student takes advantage of loan program
December 8, 2018 - 4:09pm
Susan and Allen Schmidt, owners of Love Lake Christmas Trees, stand in front a blue spruce Sunday, Dec. 2 — the first tree they planted 32 years ago. Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service
The last Christmas: Central Minnesota tree farm to close, neighbor faces uncertain future
December 8, 2018 - 11:28am
December 7, 2018
Thomas G. Corle is chief executive officer of New Energy Blue LLC, based in Pennsylvania. The company is working toward building a $150 million ethanol plant that would use corn stover and cereal grain straw as a feedstock. Photo taken Nov. 14, 2018, in Fargo. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
New Energy presses on with ND cellulosic ethanol plant plans
December 7, 2018 - 3:45pm
Emily Wilmes, an educator with the University of Minnesota Extension, speaks with farmers in Sauk Centre Friday, Dec. 7. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service
Minnesota farmers learn to detect depression, embrace self-care
December 7, 2018 - 3:42pm
Kurt Wickstrom, president and chief executive officer of the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, speaks at the cooperative’s annual meeting in Fargo on Nov. 4. The company has suffered two years of difficult returns due to equipment failures and crop problems Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Minn-Dak Farmer’s Co-op optimistic despite challenges: Equipment, weather, disease hampered progress this year
December 7, 2018 - 3:15pm
December 6, 2018
Breanna Zepper, right, of Cupkie Christmas Village, helps Katie Pinke choose a "kissing ball" and garland for holiday decorations. Derek Fletcher / Forum News Service
Pinke: Visit Cupkie Christmas Village for a family tree farm experience
December 6, 2018 - 3:23pm
American Crystal Sugar president and CEO Tom Astrup said Thursday, Dec. 6, about 2,200 acres of the company's 390,000 planted didn't get harvested in 2018.  Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
American Crystal Sugar CEO touts ‘pretty darn good 2018 crop’ at annual meeting
December 6, 2018 - 3:00pm
December 5, 2018
This photo shows Jerry Hennessey in Mexico in January 2013. The photo was taken by Arizona-based hunting company, Sonora Dark Horn. (Photo courtesy of Sonora Dark Horn)
Former Minnesota elevator manager on electronic monitoring after turning himself in; Hennessey faces federal charge of mail fraud
December 5, 2018 - 4:28pm
December 4, 2018
Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, meets with farmers and news media at the Moorhead (Minn.) Municipal Airport on Dec. 3, 2018, to talk about the apparent passage of the new farm bill.
Safety net mostly intact in new farm bill, Rep. Peterson says
December 4, 2018 - 11:55am
December 3, 2018
An employee tends marijuana plants at the Aurora Cannabis Inc. facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on March 6, 2018.   Jason Franson/Bloomberg
Canada's marijuana industry so hot it's importing workers
December 3, 2018 - 10:29am
December 2, 2018
John Christianson of Christianson PLLP at Willmar, Minn.,was one of the speakers on March 7 at the 111th Minnesota Grain & Feed annual meeting and trade show at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn.Photo taken March 7, 2018, at Prior Lake, Minn.
4 things to avoid co-op financial woes: Boards can learn from Ashby, Minn., scandal
December 2, 2018 - 3:50pm
Hunter Brian Hanson, 21, of Leeds, N.D., chief executive officer of NoDak Grain and Midwest Grain Trading, Devils Lake, N.D. hopes insurance will help pay off customers who say they’re owed more than $5 million. He describes his troubles as “growing pains.” Photo taken Nov. 21, at Fargo, N.D.
Wheeler dealer: Young grain merchant suddenly owes $5M
December 2, 2018 - 3:38pm
Wheat was once the dominant crop of North Dakota and adjacent areas, so important that it was known as “King Wheat.”  In recent decades, however, the western and northern push of soybeans and corn has cut into wheat acres, with corn and soybeans often promising greater economic returns.
Wheat resurgence draws attention: Soybean concerns partly responsible
December 2, 2018 - 3:26pm
December 1, 2018
Those who worked on the restored Case 150 steam engine gathered for a quick photo when it debuted at the James Valley Threshing Show in Andover. Courtesy of Kory Anderson
World’s Largest Steam Engine Reborn in South Dakota
December 1, 2018 - 5:45pm
Jenny and Brandon Schlecht stand in their feedlot with their daughters Reanna and Kennedy.
Schlecht: Making conservation work while chasing a lifelong dream
December 1, 2018 - 5:20pm
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