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Ann Bailey

Agweek reporter

Ann is a journalism veteran with nearly 40 years of reporting and editing experiences on a variety of topics including agriculture and business. Story ideas or questions can be sent to Ann by email at: abailey@agweek.com or phone at: 218-779-8093.

Like many farms of the late 1800s and early 1900s vintage, ours has several wooden outbuildings, each of them named to reflect their original function.
A desire for the rural lifestyle and the opportunity to carry on the family farming legacy were two of the major reasons that influenced Nick Hagen’s decision to farm.
Chance Jacobson, Hatton, North Dakota, was injured on July 18, 2022, when he was driving a side-by-side utility vehicle home after an afternoon of checking on and repairing pasture fences.
Ranchers or farmers can donate meat, including beef, chicken and pork from North Dakota-raised livestock, or donors can give money that will be used to purchase the meat from ranches and farms within the state.
Earlier this summer when I was mowing the farmyard near the machine shed and saw the baler sitting idle, I started missing what had been an annual rite of fall.
The gas station, which opened in 1934, was the last in the United States that used hand, known as gravity, pumps. It was a Standard Oil Station from 1934 to 1959, then was privately owned after the main route to Watertown, South Dakota, was changed and the car and truck traffic dwindled.
"An 80 mph wind ripped through our farmstead near Larimore, North Dakota, toppling trees, some of which landed in inopportune places."
The past two years, as the number of coyotes in our neighborhood has decreased, there has been a commensurate increase in the rabbits.
The list of projects my husband, Brian, and I want to do on our farmstead far exceeds the time we have to do them, so we have to prioritize. Over the July Fourth weekend, pulling out trees from the pasture fence line was at the top of the list.
Across Steele County, about 15% of the acres weren’t planted this spring, said Johnny Jorgensen, a Hunter (North Dakota) Insurance Agency who sells Rural Community Insurance Services and NAU Country federal crop insurance. Traill County, which borders Steele County on the east, has about the same percentage of unplanted acreage and Barnes County has from 35 to 40% prevented planting acres, Jorgensen estimated.