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Farmers and landlords have a new resource to help them determine farmland rental rates. The U.S. government has released county-level statistics of per-acre cash rental rates for irrigated farmland, nonirrigated farmland and pasture in 2014. The statistics complement the state-level cash rental rates released previously by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The county-level statistics, in particular, can be useful in determining what renters should pay for farmland.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will play Sunday, the team announced on its website Monday. Peterson missed Sunday’s loss to New England after Peterson was indicted in...
DICKINSON, N.D. -- In the early 1800s, an estimated 40 million American bison roamed in the wild. Today, more than 500,000 remain, following decades of hunting by Native Americans and European settlers that edged bison closer to extinction. The U.S.
On a hot summer day, there are certain flavors that sound more refreshing than others. A couple of my favorites are ice cold margaritas and key lime pie. Obviously, some of what is so refreshing is the ice in the margaritas and the pucker-inducing freshly squeezed lime juice in both items. I like to keep various fruit juice concentrates in my freezer because they are a great way to add a flavorful punch to foods in a hurry.
By Amy Dalrymple TIOGA, N.D. — The oil industry said “thanks a million” Wednesday to North Dakota. More than 2,000 people gathered in Tioga to celebrate the state’s recent oil...
The 616-mile pipeline will carry 225,000 barrels of oil each day. Construction is slated to begin in North Dakota in the fall. Enbridge predicts the pipeline will begin transporting oil in 2016.
By Tracy Frank FARGO, N.D. — Tony Heinze has perfected his quick-fire rhythmic chant over the past 47 years. The auctioneer picked up the skill, he said, because, “I was...
Watch the video above or the photo slideshow below to see images of destruction wrought by recent weather events in the region.
Manure has many nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, but it must be managed differently than commercial fertilizer.