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FARGO, N.D. — New technology is likely to help prevent cattle theft in coming years, speakers at a recent event event said. The International Livestock Identification Association held its annual conference July 17 to 20 in Fargo, N.D., hosted by the North Dakota Stockmen's Association. Among the main speakers was Lt. Blaine Northrop, supervisor of ag enforcement and brand inspection for the Nevada Department of Agriculture, oversees enforcement officers and 90 brand inspectors in the field. Northrop, who formerly worked with the
LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. — Monte Benz is a North Dakota farmer and vegetable processor who has picked up much of his processing operations and moved it out of state — mostly to find workers and labor infrastructure. On May 10, Benz, of Steele, N.D., and partners John and Dan Brown, of Browerville, Minn., started making vacuum-sealed vegetable packages at Minnesota Fresh Inc., in Long Prairie, Minn. The Brown brothers have experience in meat packing and red potato growing. John, 37, who worked as a supervisor in local food plants, is operations manager.
MEDINA, N.D. — David Deutscher feels like he's in the wrong place at the wrong time. Deutscher and his wife, Linda, who works as a web designer, have a diversified grain and livestock farm. They raise spring wheat, soybeans, alfalfa and grass for their cow-calf operation, where they background-feed calves until they're in the 750- to 850-pound bracket.
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Anti-corporate farming laws in North Dakota will stand after an overwhelming vote on Tuesday to keep them .
HILLSBORO -- The North Dakota State University Extension Service is starting a series of public meetings to keep farmers and others informed about the results of a large unmanned aerial vehicle data-gathering test.
STREETER, N.D. — Tim Erbele says he’s seen real proof — even if it’s, as yet, unofficial — the U.S. Department of Agriculture miscalculated North Dakota’s Logan County corn yields by 20 bushels an acre in 2014.
FARGO -- It could be late June to late September before Aaron Scott Johnson of Northwood, N.D., finds out whether his appeal of crop insurance fraud is successful to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
I am often asked an obvious question. If farmers are projected to lose money raising crops, why do it? And if they grow them on owned land, why do they continue to rent that is projected to lose money? The answer has to do with fixed costs and long-term optimism.
LANGDON, N.D. -- A new North Dakota State University Extension Service ag agent in Cavalier County has learned a lot and come a long way -- literally -- to serve her northern Red River Valley farmers. Anitha Chirumamilla, a native of India with a doctorate in entomology, started in November 2015 as an agricultural and natural resources agent at the county seat in Langdon. She is married to Venkataramana "Ven" Chapara, a plant pathologist at the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center.
FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota cropland values declined about 9 percent in 2015, and pasture land and rental rates came down, but not as much. Those are two conclusions of a survey of actual sales and rental arrangements reported by the North Dakota chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. This year's 19th annual survey took reports from 37 members.