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March 8, 2020
First responders from Lankin, Fordville and Park River work to rescue a man submerged in a grain bin filled with corn on Sunday, Dec. 8 in Lankin, N.D. About 25 people helped with the successful rescue. Photo by Larry Biri
Farm accidents on rise following difficult 2019 harvest
March 8, 2020 - 10:00am
March 4, 2020
Woman drinking water
Nitrate levels on the rise in Minnesota drinking water, group says
March 4, 2020 - 5:45pm
February 11, 2020
Dan Younggren, 60, pauses with his nephew Corey Younggren, 30, (left) and his son Blair Younggren, 22, (right) at the family farm outside Hallock, Minn. The Younggrens have been farming in Kittson County since the late 1800s. "There's a lot of pride involved with family farms like this," says Dan, who is thrilled that both Corey and Blair plan to continue farming. Ann Arbor Miller for MPR News
Planning, training, challenge and hope: Passing the family farm to the next generation
February 11, 2020 - 8:27am
February 6, 2020
For the first time since last fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program. Photo courtesy North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Report: Interest in CRP may drop
February 6, 2020 - 6:00am
February 4, 2020
Damon Stroble and his family were featured in a 30-second CHS commercial promoting farm families and cooperatives. The commercial featured Stroble, his wife, Ashley, the couple’s daughters, Chandler, Hannah and Korie, son, Tristan, and Damon’s father, Arlyn.
Minnesota farm family shares in Super Bowl limelight
February 4, 2020 - 5:23pm
From left,Leslie Rethemeier, Jared Hagert, James Bowling, Kristi Bowling and Nick Bury  are some of the owners of Four Families pasta. Ann Bailey / Grand Forks Herald
Red River Valley families to sell pasta with a purpose
February 4, 2020 - 1:44pm
February 3, 2020
The late Milton J. Hertz of Mott, N.D., cropped some 26,000 acres in the late 1970s. When the farm crisis came, he sold out machinery and land, moving to Washington, D.C., to implement farm policies including the payment-in-kind program that gave farmers free government-owned grain in return for cutting production. Photo taken Sept. 25, 2019, Mott, N.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Report: Ag conditions not as bad now as in 1980s
February 3, 2020 - 6:00am
February 2, 2020
Bette Grande
Grande: Our water is in good hands
February 2, 2020 - 6:01am
January 30, 2020
iStock photo
Sesquicentennial farm applications due March 2 in Minnesota
January 30, 2020 - 4:15pm
January 27, 2020
Andrew Jossund, 25, of Gary, Minn., was named Champion Auctioneer at the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association convention on Jan. 16 in St. Cloud. He's pictured in a shop building on his family's farming operation near Hendrum, Minn. Chris Flynn / The Forumplay button
Minnesota farmer who 'talked too much' as a kid becomes a champion auctioneer
January 27, 2020 - 8:00am
January 22, 2020
Vince Peterson, president of U.S. Wheat Associates
Wheat official: Marketing outlook improves
January 22, 2020 - 7:00am
January 21, 2020
Emergency haying on Conservation Reserve Program acres began July 16, 2017.  Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Report examines fate of former CRP acres
January 21, 2020 - 6:00am
January 17, 2020
Randy Morstad surveys the herd of Angus cows that he and his wife, Wanda, and Nick Johnson raise near Fordville, N.D., during feeding time this week on a subzero afternoon. Eric Hylden / Grand Forks Herald
Cold or not, cows get fed
January 17, 2020 - 4:09pm
January 15, 2020
Minnesota Agriculture Department releases fertilizer restriction map
January 15, 2020 - 5:14pm
January 9, 2020
Lauren Langworthy, the new executive director of the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, or MOSES. Supplied photo.
MOSES organic farm group names new leader
January 9, 2020 - 7:00am