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National ag dept seeking info on WHIP

February 8, 2009 The United State Department of Agriculture is seeking public comment on changes to the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program, known as WHIP, on the interim rule released by the USDA on Jan. 1. more »»

Area experts weigh in on beef health

February 6, 2009 More than 25 cow-calf producers and feedlot owners from around the state gathered at the Knights of Columbus Club in Minot Wednesday night for a free beef dinner followed by an in-depth look at... more »»

Winter’s effect on our landscape plants

February 1, 2009 Our cold and snowy winter has created a lot of discussion on a variety of subjects from roads to roof. more »»

Free parasite levels testing

February 1, 2009 Sponsored by Schering-Plough Animal Health and the Ward County NDSU Extension Service, cow-calf producers and feedlot owners will have the opportunity to have parasite levels for their herd tested... more »»

Finalists named in challenge

February 1, 2009 Four young farmers – Rachel Bina of Lankin, Steve Heger of Underwood, Chris Brossart of Wolford and Eric Bartsch of Bismarck – were recently named finalists along with an alternate Lucas Lang of... more »»

Local places third in contest

February 1, 2009 DENVER – Competing against 44 contestants, Hilary Gietzen of Minot placed third in an international sheep-shearing contest held recently during the National Western Stock Show in Denver. more »»

Area students attend Ag Expo

January 30, 2009 Washington Elementary fourth-grader McKenzie Ross peered curiously at the swarm of yellow and black honeybees behind the glass case, as her classmates swarmed around her to get a closer view. more »»

Ag businesses, conservation group join forces for waterfowl

January 30, 2009 Although the number of winter wheat acres has fluctuated throughout the years, there has been an overall gradual increase from 60,000 acres in 1999 to 245,000 acres in 2004 and now 530,000 acres... more »»

Solar-powered trough helps livestock in winter

January 29, 2009 Among the noise of continuous footsteps and dialogue at the KMOT Ag Expo Wednesday, the sound of bubbling water echoed throughout the lower concourse of the All Seasons Arena in a black trough tucke... more »»

People gather for Pulse Growers convention

January 28, 2009 More than 250 people from the Upper Midwest and across the nation traveled to Minot this week to attend the Northern Pulse Growers Association’s 16th Annual Convention, held at the Holiday Inn... more »»

KMOT Ag Expo to begin

January 27, 2009 Agricultural producers from across the state and around the region will once again have the opportunity to learn about the newest advancements in technology, equipment and production methods as well... more »»

Role of horses changed throughout state history

January 25, 2009 Since their domestication nearly 6,000 years ago, according to the American Museum of Natural History, horses and humans have been intrinsically connected. more »»

N.D. 2008 corn estimate might be off by millions

January 19, 2009 BISMARCK (AP) — The federal government’s estimate of North Dakota’s 2008 corn production includes millions of bushels of grain that are covered by snow and might never end up in farmers’ bins. more »»

Wheat stocks up in North Dakota

January 17, 2009 FARGO (AP) — Stocks of all types of wheat in North Dakota on Dec. 1 totaled 176 million bushels. The Agriculture Department said that’s up 30 percent from a year ag. more »»

Snow slows farmers; ranchers busy

January 17, 2009 Heavy snow accumulation has made feeding cattle difficult and caused area farmers to give up on trying to get any grain to market. more »»

Winter wheat program to benefit ducks expanding

January 17, 2009 BISMARCK (AP) — A program in the Dakotas to boost winter wheat acres to benefit duck production is growing in both scope and geograph. more »»

Farmer deals with volatile market

January 11, 2009 TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Wheat farmer Jeff Krehbiel scoops handfuls of peanuts-in-the-shell from a bag and puts them in a small wicker basket. more »»

N.D. farmers eligible for disaster aid

January 11, 2009 BISMARCK (AP) — A federal disaster declaration for North Dakota opens the door for farmers statewide to tap into the new permanent disaster aid fund in the farm law Congress passed last year. more »»

Ag Improvement meeting draws crowd

January 9, 2009 More than 75 farmers and others interested in agriculture showed up at the annual meeting of the Ward County Ag Improvement Association Thursday at the North Central Research Extension Center to... more »»

Growing future leaders

December 21, 2008 North Dakota is full of hidden and not-so-hidden gems of the physical or abstract nature. more »»



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