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  • The most recent farming crisis occurred in the 1980s. Issues began the decade before as farmers began taking on more debt for land and equipment. Farm debt doubled between 1978 and 1984. Then record production made commodity prices fall, an embargo against the USSR decreased exports, and the price of farmland continued to increase. All of these factors displaced many farmers and ranchers.
  • SBARE is preparing for the 2025 Legislative session.
  • That from a survey by Farmers National Company.
  • On this date in 1947, two hefty machines made their way through Ward County to spread weed and insect sprays containing DDT. The spraying was apparently a welcomed development. County Agent M. W. Erwin received many letters and calls from those looking to add their properties to the route for a minimal cost.
  • Tornados and bulls do not mix. Tornados are among the elements of nature to be respected on the Northern Great Plains as illustrated by this recollection from a woman who grew up on a farm near Pisek, North Dakota.
  • The fears of pioneer farmers in southwestern North Dakota are discussed.
  • Friday, July 23, 2021 - “The Future of Food” is the topic of an event coming up in Bismarck soon. It will feature an impressive group of well-known speakers, all visionaries in the field of food production and soil conservation. Joining us with details is Darrell Oswald of the Burleigh County Soil Conservation District. ~~~ Dave Thompson is here for a deeper dive into the latest news stories. ~~~ Matt Olien reviews “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.”
  • Wheatland, North Dakota, named for the fields of wheat on bonanza farms, was reported as "a new village ten miles west of Casselton" in 1878, as it found…
  • On this date in 1909, the Washburn Leader informed readers of what one Grand Forks boy was up to. The newspaper reported that the young man kept a milk…
  • In 1907, The Dakota Farmer magazine asked for letters explaining how women managed farm homes without hired girls. The first prize went to Helen Smith of…