Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom

Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge.

James Haman

Flood control creates tough times for farmers, ranchers

Ken Livedalen looks over what once was a broad meadow near the Souris River. For decades the ground produced a bountiful crop of nutritious grass that he baled and fed to his cattle.

Doug Hagel

RMA director retires after influential career

BILLINGS, Mont. — Doug Hagel might not be a household name, but his behind-the-scenes work has touched every farm and most ranches in the Dakotas and Montana in the past 20 years.


Soybean growers welcome higher biodiesel blend, but there are critics

Spring was wet and difficult, and many of Bill and Karolyn Zurn’s late-planted soybeans are still small and scant in the soggy soil. The Callaway, Minn., farm couple won’t harvest a good crop this fall unless the rest of the growing season cooperates.


NDSU scientists map genes of the common bean

Several North Dakota State University scientists are close to the center of a national project that completed the sequence of the common bean genome.

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