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September 17, 2017
Farmers are in a low-margin cropping season, but some at Big Iron farm show in West Fargo were still looking to update spraying equipment that requires ever more sophistication in clean-outs. Experts say sanitation of equipment is one of the contributors to reports of off-target dicamba formulations in the 2017 crop. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Pesticide instructor to farmers:
September 17, 2017 - 4:19am
September 11, 2017
Wanda Patsche of Welcome, Minn., operates combine during harvest in the fall. (Submitted photo)
5 questions with ... Wanda Patsche, Welcome, Minn., pig, corn and soybean farmer
September 11, 2017 - 9:07am
September 10, 2017
Matt Olson, Valley City, N.D., a certified crop advisor for Centrol Crop Consulting, says most of his clientele has been touched by off-target damage attributed to dicamba herbicide in 2017. Photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, near Valley City, N.D. (Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service)
Herbicide stress in the neighborhood: Lawyers, regulators ponder dicamba
September 10, 2017 - 2:46pm
August 28, 2017
Matt Larson, operations manager at CHS Agri Services Center in Holdrege, Neb., shows a field of soybeans inundated with Palmer amaranth on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Nick Nelson / Forum News Service
ND tour group gets up-close look at destructive weed Palmer amaranth
August 28, 2017 - 7:48am
August 17, 2017
A field of wheat east of Emerado, N.D File photo by Nick Nelson/Forum News Service
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
August 17, 2017 - 4:15pm
August 13, 2017
In USDA’s most recent crop ratings, corn is 80 percent good to excellent in Minnesota, which is significantly better than in surrounding state. (Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service)
MN: Sweet spot in Corn Belt on crop conditions
August 13, 2017 - 4:50pm
Lance Johnson (left), who recently joined his in-laws' Haugrud Farms Inc., near Rothsay, Minn., strolls through rain-laden "Shelly" hard red spring wheat with Roger Whippler, foundation seed manager for the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association in St. Paul, Minn. The two said they expect the wheat to pop back up before harvest that could start in mid-August. (Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service)
Rothsay, Minn., seed farmers upbeat
August 13, 2017 - 4:33pm
A truck is loaded with corn next to a pile of soybeans at Matawan Grain & Feed elevator near New Richland, Minnesota, U.S. on October 14, 2015. REUTERS/Karl Plume/File Photo
China signs second-largest deal for U.S. soybeans
July 13, 2017 - 2:54pm
June 15, 2017
Andrew Barsness started farming in 2011 after his grandparents passed away. He now lives on their farm north of Hoffman and rents 160 acres of the family's 270 acres. He is in his second year of transitioning to farming organic wheat and soybeans. (Celeste Edenloff / Forum News Service)
The accidental farmer: Minnesota man embraces ‘idyllic lifestyle’
June 15, 2017 - 8:50pm
May 16, 2017
Upper Midwest farmers make rapid planting progress
May 16, 2017 - 6:54pm
May 11, 2017
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

Joe Pierce took advantage of perfect spring weather Tuesday afternoon to apply fertilizer and complete tillage on a field in northern Kandiyohi County.
Farmers out in force: Warm temps lead to flurry of field activity
May 11, 2017 - 8:23am
April 21, 2017
NCGA’s Nick Goeser talks about their Soil Health Partnership. Michelle Rook / Special to Forum News Service
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
April 21, 2017 - 8:06am
April 11, 2017
Soybeans in a field west of Letcher, S.D. Matt Gade/ Forum News Service
Soybean stock slides as USDA predicts more planting
April 11, 2017 - 6:47pm
March 13, 2017
Andrew Thostenson, a North Dakota State University Extension Service pesticide program specialist. Photo taken Feb. 14, 2017, at St. Cloud, Minn. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)
'The hot topic'
March 13, 2017 - 8:00pm
November 3, 2016
Muddy ruts are seen in a corn field in northern Kandiyohi County where pockets of unharvested corn are left standing because conditions are too wet. Excessive rain in west central Minnesota has made it difficult for farmers to get the last 20 percent of the crop out of fields.

Carolyn Lange / Tribune
Harvest slogs along
November 3, 2016 - 4:03pm