STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHON KNUTSON The toughest job in agriculture?
Planting a crop in a wet spring is difficult. Harvesting a crop in a wet fall is difficult. Marketing a crop is always difficult. Figuring out the farm bill -- well, that's really difficult.
OK, I'm ... Posted on 10/1/14 at 10:08 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS: NEWS FROM THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH HERALD OUTDOOR WRITER BRAD DOKKEN Farm Bill plays well among conservation groups
Not surprisingly, the Farm Bill passed this morning by the U.S. House of Representatives is playing well with conservation groups across the country because of its provisions aimed at protecting soil ... Posted on 1/29/14 at 12:18 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Ag PhD host supports N.D. tiling legislation
BISMARCKThe co-host of a popular agronomy TV show showed his support Thursday for North Dakota farming legislation.
Ag PhD co-host Brian Hefty was among those to testify in favor of House Bill 1459, ... Posted on 2/11/11 at 10:48 AM
GRAND FORKS -- The farm bill expired Tuesday -- again -- to little fanfare. Overshadowed by the federal government shutdown, the ongoing debate over the bill has largely stayed out of the spotlight. And that worries some agriculture groups.
GRAND FORKS — Is the oil industry now bigger than farming in North Dakota?
The latest figures are rather startling, raising eyebrows on even oil industry experts gathered in Grand Forks this week who are most in touch with the boom that hasn’t leveled off after six years.
Employment and economic success are vital to our well-being. People engaged in agriculture, like everybody else, are pleased when success occurs in their chosen vocation but are particularly sensitive to feelings of failure that accompany loss of the farm or layoffs from agricultural occupations.
FARGO — China got a little taste of North Dakota this month when companies and organizations from the state traveled there to demonstrate how foods grown here can be incorporated into Chinese food products.
Woodcarving enthusiast teaches art in F-M area, around ND
Fargo - You might say that Wayne Hankel’s abiding woodcarving hobby started as a 4-H project. Hankel was an area 4-H agent for Dickey, LaMoure, Ransom and Sargent counties and was looking for an activity that could bring together kids and parents.
Group donates hats, scarves, mittens to NDSU international students
Fargo - What started as a fun theme to a retirement party has turned into a once-a-month meeting of Chicks with Sticks, and hundreds of hats, scarves and mittens for international students at North Dakota State University.
ND woman’s jewelry designed to be seen
Marion, N.D. - Although Sally Tvedt was inspired to start her accessory line, The Sassy Ranch, while attending a bucking horse sale, her jewelry isn’t just for cowgirls.
Trainer says it’s not horses that need training, it’s people
Lisbon, N.D. - As the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
If you ask Teena Elijah, though, she might say most people would have trouble with that leading-the-horse-to-water part.
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