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Ranch, Stockmen’s post reward for stolen cattle

NAPOLEON, N.D. — Chad Weigel is convinced that 20 calves were rustled from the family ranch pasture near Napoleon, and he hopes a $24,000 reward will entice someone to tell authorities who took them.

Sunbutter gains in popularity

FARGO, N.D. - Dan Hofland once drove around to area grocery stores with cases of Sunbutter in the back of his pickup.

US Thanksgiving meal costs barely rise as price of turkey slips

WASHINGTON - A small decline in turkey prices helped hold the increase in the cost of preparing a Thanksgiving meal for 10 to less than 1 percent this year, the country's largest farm group said on Thursday.

AGCO Jackson reduces workforce

JACKSON, Minn. — On the heels of some shift realignments and a reduction in its temporary workforce earlier this year, AGCO Jackson Operations last week cut 43 employees from its workforce campus-wide.

UAS experts look to capitalize on growing industry

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The developer of an unmanned aerial systems business park near Grand Forks said he wants to see aircraft in the sky as early as next year.

Appareo signs joint venture to develop advanced machine control systems

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo-based Appareo Systems earlier this month announced it has agreed to enter a joint venture with AGCO Corp. to develop technology for advanced machine control systems.

Family that set up scholarship with DSU-foundation questions where money went

DICKINSON, N.D. - When Jared Burian died after June 5 accident, his family was devastated. They never would have imagined that his job as a Golden Valley County weed control officer would lead to him being killed in a tragic ATV rollover.

Ag shippers request service arbitration

FARGO, N.D. — Some agricultural shippers say North Dakota should institute a “service arbitration” to solve issues between grain shippers and the railroads in the state.

Simplot GMO potato approved

FARGO, N.D. — Twenty years after scientists at North Dakota State University were among the first to conduct genetically modified potato research trials in the U.S., J.R. Simplot Co. has received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval for deregulation of a GMO potato.

ND eyes dairy turnaround

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - North Dakota officials are fine-tuning plans for an upcoming conference on revitalizing the state’s long-declining dairy industry.

8,800-head dairy OKed for operation west of Willmar

PENNOCK, Minn. — Construction of an 8,800-animal-unit dairy operation will begin next spring west of Willmar, Minn.

Weather, pinch on supplies drive cattle prices up

Prices for slaughter-ready or cash cattle in the U.S. Plains hit an all-time high on Friday, fueled by an early winter storm at a time of the smallest herd since the early 1950s.

West Coast labor disputes hurt Minn. exporters

Every month, Brushvale Seed in Breckenridge, Minn., typically prepares to ship about 100 containers of specialty soybeans to overseas customers.

Proposed ND meat plant to launch investor campaign

CAVALIER, N.D. - A regional livestock producer group is about to launch a $1 million campaign to raise capital for a proposed $1.7 million multispecies animal slaughter and processing plant to be built in Cavalier.

Addressing the backlog of rail

This week Sen. John Thune and I had the honor of meeting with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who traveled all the way to South Dakota to discuss transportation priorities here in our state.

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