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Some of the first farms in the midwest devastated by the deadly bird flu outbreaks could soon be repopulated — perhaps in a week or two. As of May 28, Minnesota had euthanized 8.2 million birds, from 98 commercial turkey and chicken operations and one backyard flock of chickens, says Erica Gunderson, spokesperson for the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. “None of our farms yet have made it completely through the cleaning and disinfecting process, plus the 21 days of down time that has to take place before they can get any birds in there,” she says. Steve Olson, executive director of t
With wheat harvest in the late innings and soybean and corn harvests coming up, the region’s railroads are reporting better service progress. But, North Dakota’s number of past-due car orders...
A June Dairy Month observance has turned into much more for the Minnesota town about 22 miles east of the Fargo-Moorhead area. Keith Aakre of rural Hawley is a committee member for Breakfast on the Farm. He and his wife, Lori, have been instrumental in the event that has become one of the iconic efforts to welcome urban visitors throughout the region. Aakre believes in education. He went to school at North Dakota State University and then taught school for 10 years.
Anyone with a connection (eats food or wears clothes) would probably find the movie “Farmland” worth 10 bucks. The documentary movie rolled out in a national limited release May 1,...
Ryan Veldhuizen isn’t hinting exactly what his message will be in his role in the documentary movie “Farmland,” which will be released nationally in theaters. But he says he’s looking forward to being one of six U.S. farmers to take the message onto a national stage. The movie premiered in a New York City film festival and will play in theaters in the region, with an invitation-only showing on April 30 in Fargo.