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Farmers and ranchers often lament how they never receive any positive publicity in the mainstream media.
Well, ag producers got a big pat on the back through a widely watched commercial during Sunday... Posted on 2/4/13 at 11:29 AM
Sometimes the demands of the moment prevent agriculturalists from thinking about the long-term, big-picture outlook for area agriculture. What does the future hold for agriculture on the Northern Plains?
As farmers and cattle ranchers, Val and Mark Wagner never expected to know the intricacies of a vegan diet. “It’s a little hard to stomach when you’re a livestock producer and you’re raising a kid who might never be able to eat meat,” said Mark Wagner, who lives on a farm outside of Monango, N.D., with his wife, Val, and four sons.
The holiday season is a busy time at the Reindeer Ranch.
During December, ranch owner Vernon Hoselton makes appearances with his reindeer at yuletide events across North Dakota. This weekend, for example, Hoselton took Iggy and Chocolate, two of his does, to the Gateway Mall in Bismarck. Ollie, Panda and Norma, three other reindeer are at Santa Village at Rhealt Farm in Fargo.
Montana ranchers are not likely to face new sanctions on cattle exports following yet another round of suspected brucellosis infections, signaling an effective truce in the long-running debate over the animal disease, state officials and outside veterinarians said.
Sleep has been elusive this month for Simmental producer Mike Johnson.
Johnson, who owns M & J Ranch with his wife, Jennifer, has nearly 30 first-calf heifers this year so he spends his nights — and days — monitoring the new bovine mothers to make sure they aren’t having difficulty giving birth.
Officially named the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Center of Western Heritage and Cultures: Native American, Ranching, Rodeo, the center opened in 2005 and is one of North Dakota’s newest interpretive centers. It carries the themes: Native Americans, the Texas trail drivers who brought the first cattle, ranchers, homesteaders and the sport of rodeo.
The recent accusation that Brad Crabtree is “the most left-wing, extreme environmentalist” in North Dakota is simply untrue and just “convenient political theater,” Crabtree told the Herald on Tuesday evening.
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