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On Kragnes Family Farms in Minnesota broccoli and big agriculture share space

On Kragnes Family Farms in Minnesota broccoli and big agriculture share space

Moorhead, Minn. -- Spring means nonstop activity at Kragnes Family Farms, where David Kragnes and his son Ben are putting corn seed in a planter in the farmyard. The Kragnes family has farmed here, 20 minutes outside of Moorhead, since the end of the Civil War: Corn, soybeans, sugar beets and wheat.

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More than 5 million birds dead in Minn. from bird flu outbreak

ST. PAUL - Minnesota's poultry death toll went beyond 5 million birds Monday when state officials announced 80 farms in 21 counties have been hit by the H5N2 avian influenza.

Fertilizer plant planned for northwest of Grand Forks reveals product list

Fertilizer plant planned for northwest of Grand Forks reveals product list

Northern Plains Nitrogen, the massive fertilizer plant planned for northwest of Grand Forks, is billed as a major creator of jobs, but project planners also say it will help bring access to a type of fertilizer that's currently expensive to ship into the market.

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Turkey producers fight ‘invisible disaster’ of avian influenza

Turkey producers fight ‘invisible disaster’ of avian influenza

LITCHFIELD, Minn. — They saw the first sign of what was to come on a Saturday night.

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For young farmer, growing up on Minnesota farm 'like a business playground'

For young farmer, growing up on Minnesota farm 'like a business playground'

KRAGNES, Minn.—Carsten Thomas is a fifth-generation farmer on his family's operation near here.

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Minnesota House OKs first part of bird flu fiscal aid

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House Wednesday night approved the first installment of funding to fight bird flu that is killing poultry across the state in a vote that paves the way for state money to soon start flowing in the battle.

Organic farmer sues to stop industrial park

Organic farmer sues to stop industrial park

MENOKEN, N.D. - Thane Dockter, 42, has put a lot of his life into building an organic farm, and now he says his future is turned upside-down by an industrial park the Burleigh County Commission approved next door, with a zoning authority that was ceded to the county more than 40 years ago.

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ADM to add soy crushing at North Dakota plant

Grain-handling and food processing giant Archer Daniels Midland Co said on Monday that it will add soybean crushing flexibility at its plants at Enderlin, N.D., and Windsor, Ontario.

National Guard called up in Minnesota bird flu fight

The Minnesota State Emergency Operations Center has called on the National Guard to deliver water for use in the effort to contain the rapidly spreading avian flu virus, the center said on Sunday.

Avian flu confirmed in second North Dakota flock

BISMARCK -- A positive test for avian influenza may impact more than 70,000 birds in a commercial flock in LaMoure County.

Ranchers from drought states turn to northern states for cattle

BILLINGS, Mont. - It was only a matter of time before ranchers began replacing the 4.3 million American cattle lost to drought since 2012. Now, they’re filling the void with livestock from the northern states.

Minnesota declares state of emergency over bird flu

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday as the number of poultry dead from an avian flu outbreak edges toward 3 million.

Eco-friendly greenhouse grows produce year-round in Bemidji

Eco-friendly greenhouse grows produce year-round in Bemidji

BEMIDJI-- Staff at Root Value, Lueken’s Village Foods’ new aquaponics greenhouse, gave a tour of the state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday.

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Bird flu detected at Minnesota chicken farm

Bird flu detected at Minnesota chicken farm

LAKE PARK, Minn. — A test indicates some birds in a Baer Poultry Co. chicken barn have the deadly avian flu virus—a result that could mean the destruction of up to 300,000 chickens.

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Dakota Spirit AgEnergy taking in corn

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy taking in corn

FARGO, N.D.—It's been a long time, coming, but Mike Clemens of Wimbledon, N.D., says he was proud to be one of the first farmers in line to deliver corn at the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol plant at Spiritwood, N.D., earlier this month.

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