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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.
Just as University of Minnesota football players hit the field for summer camp, a roster of tomorrow’s researchers are also hitting historic research fields, looking for long-term ways to improve tomorrow’s farming.
FARGO, N.D. — About 70 people attended a Farm Business Network launch party June 4 in Fargo, N.D., where farmers considered whether to pay a $500 fee to become a data provider in a network designed to help make decisions on inputs such as seed and chemicals. Charles Baron, a co-founder of the California-based Farm Business Network, said there are 1.5 million acres of farmland in the system, for a total of about 8 million acres worth of processed data. Farmers submit many types of data for varying years.
FARGO -- Archer Daniels Midland Co. is suing a prominent Walhalla farmer for $700,000 for defaulting on a deal to buy a former ethanol plant in the far northeast North...