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Two area elevators take advantage of rail links to new markets

Two area elevators take advantage of rail links to new markets

MONTEVIDEO, Minn. -- The continental divide of grain runs through western Minnesota.

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Anheuser-Busch plant in Moorhead holds field day

Anheuser-Busch plant in Moorhead holds field day

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Anheuser-Busch malt plant in Moorhead, Minn., was built in 1978, when the Red River Valley was in the heart of the barley-growing region.

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At 50, Summers Manufacturing keeps riding waves of agriculture

At 50, Summers Manufacturing keeps riding waves of agriculture

FARGO—North Dakota-based Summers Manufacturing is celebrating 50 years of making "field tested tough" farm equipment.

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Vineyards beat harsh winters, are now multi-million dollar industry in Minnesota

Vineyards beat harsh winters, are now multi-million dollar industry in Minnesota

STILLWATER, Minn. -- When Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings and Northern Vineyards in Stillwater opened the first wineries in Minnesota in the mid-1970s, the concept was astounding.

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Voters to decide on corporate ownership of dairy, swine operations

BISMARCK — A group of North Dakota dairy and pork producers and others have united to try to save a law being referred to voters that would allow non-family corporations to own dairies and swine operations by relaxing an 83-year-old state law.

Changes set for two John Deere dealerships

WIMBLEDON, N.D. — The John Deere dealership in Wimbledon, N.D., is closing, and the Deere dealership in nearby Cooperstown, N.D., is becoming an independent.

Bird flu's economic toll almost $650 million in Minnesota

Bird flu's economic toll almost $650 million in Minnesota

WORTHINGTON, Minn. - The economic toll of avian flu on Minnesota's poultry industry has climbed to nearly $650 million, according to new data from University of Minnesota Extension.

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ND corn board member criticized by fired exec resigns after 26 years

ND corn board member criticized by fired exec resigns after 26 years

FARGO – Wallie Hardie, a founding leader of the North Dakota Corn Growers Association and the state's first president of the National Corn Growers Association, has resigned his state corn group board seat after criticism from the organization's fired executive director.

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CHS buys Minnesota canola plant

FARGO -- CHS Inc. is purchasing the PICO Northstar Hallock LLC plant in Hallock, Minn., for $127 million, effective in the third quarter of this year.

Japanese chefs, meat buyer and export director talk trade at Widboom farm

Japanese chefs, meat buyer and export director talk trade at Widboom farm

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — Rural Worthington cattle producer Matt Widboom has done his share of grilling over the years, fixing burgers or steaks for a variety of functions. But perhaps his toughest critics visited the Widboom farm Monday evening to sample some delicious, thick-cut steaks.

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New ideas emerge in region's farm fields with space-age data, fresh techniques

New ideas emerge in region's farm fields with space-age data, fresh techniques

From a country road or highway, farming may appear to change little from year-to-year. The motoring passerby it's hard see a vast world of experimentation that goes on behind the scenes.

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Avian flu farms begin to restock

ST. PAUL - Nearly one-fourth of the farms struck by the highly pathogenic avian influenza now have agreements in place to restock, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.

Fired North Dakota corn group executive alleges conflicts of interest

Fired North Dakota corn group executive alleges conflicts of interest

FARGO - The former executive director of the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council confirmed that he was fired, and has written a letter about what he called governance conflicts of interest involving some of the organization's board members.

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Institute teaches international companies to use regionally grown products

Institute teaches international companies to use regionally grown products

FARGO—Businessmen from Nigeria and Peru recently were in Fargo to learn about making pasta with regionally grown crops.

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Number of beekeepers climbs in North Dakota

Number of beekeepers climbs in North Dakota

North Dakota is abuzz with beekeepers.

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