January 18, 2021

USDA's new, best advice on healthy eating

“Before that (serving on the committee), I was always a little suspicious of who cares (about the dietary guidelines).” In fact, “People would always say, […]
January 14, 2021

American Farm Bureau Federation discusses rural mental health during virtual convention

The landscape of agriculture has been full of uncertainties and challenges. During the 2021 American Farm Bureau Federation’s virtual convention, a panel discussed the trying […]
January 12, 2021

North Dakota brand inspector has been ‘riding the brands’ for 55 years

Every year, just before Christmas, the Ashley, N.D., rancher gets a little card in the mail, renewing his appointment. “To be honest with you, I […]
January 12, 2021

Will North Dakota value-added ag be gone with the wind?

State Rep. Mike Brandenburg, R-Edgeley, North Dakota’s farm and agricultural processing future hinges on one thing — wind. North Dakota State Rep. Mike Brandenburg, R-Edgeley, […]
January 12, 2021

Get the goat training: U of M Extension offers animal health webinar

The University of Minnesota Extension is hosting a goat/sheep birthing and animal health webinar. The free event is slated for 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 28, and […]
December 30, 2020

Home cooking trend makes vegetable kits from Minnesota and North Dakota take off

The COVID-19 pandemic has more people cooking food at home, and that is keeping Monte Benz driving hard to keep up with demand. Benz is […]
December 22, 2020

A Christmas barn appears along Interstate 94

In recent weeks, a “Christmas barn” has shown itself just east of the Clearwater/Annandale, Minn., exit along the south side of Interstate Highway 94. A […]
December 2, 2020

'Suicide survivors are all of us and are everywhere'

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Department of Health teamed up on Dec. 1 to present a suicide bereavement webinar to help describe what […]
November 24, 2020

Farm business adds pet services to diversify, support new generation

The Doll family of Perham didn’t set out to run a pet store in the beginning. But changing rural demographics, with fewer farms and ranches […]
November 11, 2020

Farm finances stabilized by government relief and good production

Results from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ third-quarter ag credit conditions survey were shared Nov. 10 by Joe Mahon, the Fed’s regional outreach director. […]