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June 25, 2018
A pie chart from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service shows the break down of spending in the 2014 Farm Bill. Click to view full graphic
Why the farm bill should matter to you
June 25, 2018 - 7:35am
June 2, 2018
"Backwaters are my natural habitat," said Greg Seitz on the backwaters of the St. Croix River near Scandia and Marine on St. Croix on Friday, June 1, 2018. Seitz has paddled nearly every inch of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and plans to check his last 20 miles off this summer to mark the 50th anniversary of the riverway.  Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Croix National Scenic Riverway celebrates 50 years
June 2, 2018 - 4:00pm
May 11, 2018
Volunteers place the first tree in the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Planting for the Future program. (Photo/ North Dakota Petroleum Council)
Petroleum Council launches tree planting initiative
May 11, 2018 - 2:01pm
April 25, 2018
The northwest Minnesota property owned by Wayne and Keith Johnson includes a mix of aspen woodlands and sedge meadows near the Manitoba border. (Submitted photo)
Conservation easement protects northwest Minnesota habitat
April 25, 2018 - 3:31pm
April 22, 2018
'Dr. John' left a legacy of giving back to wildlife
April 22, 2018 - 6:35am
April 21, 2018
Volunteers cleaned up in and around the Red River in Fargo during the summer of 2017. River Keepers / Special to The Forum
10 simple ways to help save Earth
April 21, 2018 - 6:27am
March 26, 2018
Conservation push: Two ag groups support GROW Act
March 26, 2018 - 8:32am
March 25, 2018
The federal spending bill approved by Congress includes additional funding for several key conservation programs, including the North American Wetlands Conservation Act and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (N.D. Game and Fish Department photo)
Conservation groups applaud federal spending bill
March 25, 2018 - 6:34am
February 5, 2018
Larry Sitter, the now retired Rolette County Soil Conservation district manager, and Nikki Hanretty, soil conservation technician with Rolette County Natural Resources Conservation Service, study 2017 results from the "How Far North Can We Grow?" project. (Rolette County NRCS office photo.)
Way up north: Project seeks to expand cover crop use
February 5, 2018 - 7:08am
February 3, 2018
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How the region's farmers and researchers are working to save bees
February 3, 2018 - 8:30am
January 29, 2018
Ryan Heiniger of Pheasants Forever says this is a good "after" example of a project his team has worked on.  The field still is a majority of cropland "but boundaries are square and clean and the marginal acres are ‘growing’ clean water, wildlife and still producing a profit for the landowner," he says. (Ryan Heiniger photo)
Precision ag tools can improve profitability, work with conservation
January 29, 2018 - 6:45am
Minnesota county takes on public lands debate over farm sale
December 29, 2017 - 6:46pm
November 25, 2017
Tom Nuessmeier
5 questions with ... Tom Nuessmeier, farmer and federal policy organizer for the Land Stewardship Project, St. Peter, Minn.
November 25, 2017 - 5:33am
October 31, 2017
Grassland and wetland terrain in the Missouri Coteau, part of the Prairie Pothole Region in North Dakota. Photo special to Forum News Service
Crops continue to eat up Great Plains grassland
October 31, 2017 - 5:16pm
October 5, 2017
Kathryn Yurkonis
Funding for Grand Forks County conservation program available
October 5, 2017 - 10:50am
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