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October 8, 2019
President Trump makes nice with farmer who chided him over ethanol
President Donald Trump has long said he loves farmers. And farmers have seemingly loved him back, even as the trade war with China rages. Ethanol...
October 8, 2019 - 1:07pm
July 7, 2019
Agriculture department wants to help farm kids with stress
State officials say the financial and emotional challenges affecting Minnesota farmers has hit farm kids even harder. "We all know that kids...
July 7, 2019 - 7:30am
July 3, 2019
Midwestern farmers’ struggles with extreme weather are visible from space
From space, the U.S. Midwest is more brown belt than farm belt right now. At this time of year, a band of deep Kelly green should spread from...
July 3, 2019 - 12:11pm
June 24, 2019
Farm deluge starts to seep into America's fragile rural economy
From 100 feet up in the air, Indiana crop duster Robert Sneberger gets a better view than most of how cornfields are faring. This season, the...
June 24, 2019 - 10:21am
June 21, 2019
'We despise animal abuse': Indiana dairy farm video draws attention
An undercover video taken at an Indiana dairy farm captured behavior that's antithetical to what American production livestock believes and practices, two area agriculturalists say."We make every effort to treat our animals properly.
June 21, 2019 - 12:45pm
June 11, 2019
Minnesota man sentenced in connection with Clay County farmstead killing
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Almost a year after his brother went missing and was later found dead, Travis Yarbrough appeared in Clay County...
June 11, 2019 - 1:32pm
May 13, 2019
Trump farm aid is deja vu for 80s traders skeptical of plan
Traders who lived through the 1980s U.S. farm crisis have a good reason to be skeptical of President Donald Trump's new plan to help growers....
May 13, 2019 - 1:30pm
May 9, 2019
As Democrats woo rural voters, some say why bother
DES MOINES, Iowa - J.D. Scholten has gotten phone calls from former Rep. Beto O'Rourke. He's campaigned with Sen. Cory Booker. He held a town...
May 9, 2019 - 6:00am
April 24, 2019
Wayback Wednesday: 25 years ago, Canada wasn't laughing at ND senator's nuclear joke
A quarter century ago this week, on April 22, 1994, U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., was in hot water with our neighbors to the north over a nuke...
April 24, 2019 - 8:00am
January 31, 2019
In Iowa, Trump's 'long rope' with farmers is starting to run out
Let's not overstate it. Iowa's agricultural heartland is still largely Trump country. But there are signs, nascent and just starting to bubble,...
January 31, 2019 - 10:20am
July 25, 2018
Farm aid will be temporary even in extended trade war, USDA chief says
A $12 billion assistance plan for farmers hit by a growing trade war is unlikely to be extended in future years even if tariff battles continue,...
July 25, 2018 - 12:29pm
July 20, 2018
Cattlemen at heart:Creativity gives next generation of farmers a boost
WILLMAR, Minn. — When he looks at the herd of 100 Angus cows and their frisky spring calves grazing in a pasture of belly-high grass, Cullen...
July 20, 2018 - 10:00pm
May 17, 2018
Warming planet could mean bigger corn crops for US farmers
An alarming increase in global temperatures from Earth's changing climate could bring an unexpected benefit for U.S. farmers who grow corn, the...
May 17, 2018 - 12:17pm
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
WILLMAR, Minn. — About the time west-central Minnesota farmers were ready to plant sugar beets and pick up seed corn from the co-op, there...
May 17, 2018 - 11:59am
May 14, 2018
Commentary: The problems in the farm bill go way beyond sugar
This editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post: ---
May 14, 2018 - 8:35am