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  • 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…
  • The first farm tractors, developed in the late 1800s, were steam engines. In 1892, an Iowa man received a patent for a gasoline powered tractor. That…
  • Farmers went through a number of hardships, following World War I, that affected their livelihood; "adverse crop conditions" and plummeting prices did not…
  • Some may say it is a sign I am in my dotage, but lately I have been thinking and writing more than ever about agriculture, farming and ranching. You see,…
  • On this date in 1909 the Golden Valley Chronicle warned that North Dakota farmers should be concerned about the Chicago Board of Trade. The newspaper…