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FARGO, N.D. -- Over the Fourth of July weekend, I thought a lot about what it means to live in America. My wife and I help lead an English Conversation Group at our church in north Fargo, so we get a hint of the concerns of others around the world -- Nepal, Japan, Hungary, China, Korea and Brazil. Some of the Chinese people I've talked to are afraid of drinking their water, breathing their air or eating sunflower seeds grown in their country. Some marvel at how clean our air is or that we can eat fish from our lakes.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — As the nation’s ag economy experiences lower commodity prices, leaders of the world’s biggest string of farm machinery dealers have faced the challenges head on. David Meyer, 62, CEO of Titan Machinery Inc. in West Fargo, N.D., says his company has already made proactive adjustments in the past two years. The company continues to manage inventories and is earning cash, he says.
FARGO, N.D. -- The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has approached state ag organizations and others to create an impact review committee to advise the commissioner on whether and how to spend $1.5 million per biennium to help fight against excessive federal regulation.
FARGO -- Tom Lilja, the executive director of both the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association, resigned abruptly June 23. Paul Belzer, chairman of the NDCUC, would only say the council had "accepted Tom's resignation." He declined several times to say whether Lilja was asked to resign.
The North Dakota farmers convicted of potato insurance fraud last winter should cough up proceeds from an equipment auction sale last week, a federal prosecutor said.
SPIRITWOOD, N.D. -- Fishing is a good way to take a break from farm work on a Thursday in mid-June, says Brady Beckman of Valley City, N.D., while casting Daredevil lures for northern pike in Eckelson Lake. Workers had been spraying crops "nonstop" at Elston Farms near Spiritwood, N.D., so it was time to take a break, he says.
The patriarch of the biggest potato producer in the world says his company is not the poor environmental steward critics have accused it of being in a snafu over Minnesota water permits.
FARGO, N.D. -- After a wet May, farmers in some areas of North Dakota again are considering filing for prevented-planting crop insurance. State Farm Service Agency officials expect the number of prevented-planting acres to be far lower than last year's 1.7 million.
FARGO, N.D. — Farms in greater North Dakota financially out-performed the Red River Valley in 2014, according to an analysis of North Dakota Farm Business Management Program records by North Dakota State University. That’s only happened three times in the 20 years before 2013.
The U.S. House was repealing the country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law for beef, pork and chicken just as the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association was holding the last of its summer Roundup meetings June 10 in Jamestown, N.D.