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June 24, 2020
Barista Mariama Dryak makes coffee at Free Range Exchange, a farm-to-table cafe on Main Street in downtown Hokah, Minn. Noah Fish / Forum News Service
'Local love' helps small town cafe thrive in its first year open
June 24, 2020 - 6:00am
June 23, 2020
Facing difficult-to-meet coronavirus prevention regulations, Firefly Berries has made decision not to open to the public in 2020.  Noah Fish / Forum News Service
Agritourism industry faces challenge in COVID-19 fallout, but opportunity also exists
June 23, 2020 - 6:00am
June 22, 2020
Brad Thykeson is the North Dakota state executive director for Farm Service Agency. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Farm Service Agency offices have begun reopening
June 22, 2020 - 6:00am
June 20, 2020
Elizabeth, left, and Alexis Nice of Ardoch, N.D., purchased 70 45-pound piglets from NDSU and will raise them to market weight, 275 pounds, for butchering in the fall. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Ardoch, N.D., sisters' project brings home the bacon
June 20, 2020 - 5:55pm
The three irrigation wells proposed on the Nolte family farm east of Sebeka can move ahead without an Environmental Impact Statement but must still gain permitting approval.
Image courtesy MN DNR
EIS not required for Sebeka farm's irrigation project
June 20, 2020 - 3:48pm
With Covid restrictions in place, farms that rely on agrotourism are forced to make changes.
Pandemic alters summer plans for agritourism farms
June 20, 2020 - 8:30am
June 19, 2020
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Innovator Huisinga led west central Minnesota turkey industry to national prominence
June 19, 2020 - 7:39am
June 16, 2020
A little girl walks by a mural of George Floyd on the wall of Cup Foods in Minneapolis on Monday, June 1, 2020. Floyd died after a Minneapolis Police officer knelt on his neck a week prior. Sarah Mearhoff / Forum News Service
Ag groups say they 'can't ignore' racism in wake of George Floyd death
June 16, 2020 - 6:00am
Isaac Askegaard (right) unclogs the mud and roots of 2019 corn going through his uncle’s combine. His uncle, Ed Askegaard was operating on a field north of Wolverton, Minn., on May 28. Late harvest leads to late planting, and more prevented-planting insurance payments.  Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
High prevented-planting acreage expected amid late harvest, wet fields
June 16, 2020 - 5:00am
June 15, 2020
The Great Plains Food Bank unloads boxes from the Farmers to Families Food Box program. Trevor Peterson / Forum News Service
Farmers to Families boxes begin making their way to local food banks
June 15, 2020 - 5:00am
June 13, 2020
Prevented planting acres up in northwest Corn Belt
Prevented planting acres up in northwest Corn Belt
June 13, 2020 - 8:30am
June 10, 2020
Lifting ag teachers' spirits
June 10, 2020 - 6:00am
June 9, 2020
Dale Ratchenski digs a trench across his wheat field to a nearby ditch to drain standing water off his crop after weekend storms dumped 3 to 5 inches in the area near Glasston, ND.  Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald
Rains inundate northeast North Dakota, northwest Minnesota farm fields
June 9, 2020 - 8:54pm
Erik Dohn of Danzig Honey stands in a warehouse of bee boxes in Wishek, N.D., on May 26, 2020. Danzig Honey moved their bees back to North Dakota earlier this year to avoid problems from the coronavirus pandemic. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Serviceplay button
Multistate beekeeping operations continue through pandemic
June 9, 2020 - 6:00am
June 8, 2020
A sign posted on the fencing that surrounds the Hormel Foods plant in Austin, Minn., where less than 50 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 1,800 working at the plant. Noah Fish / Forum News Service
COVID-19 cases kept in check (for now) at Hormel plant in Austin
June 8, 2020 - 6:00am