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Parking Planters and Culling Cows: Early, Harsh Realities of North Dakota’s Growing Drought

North Dakota just endured its driest September to March ever on record. On Thursday, Governor Doug Burgum declared a state of emergency due to drought. Farmers are now forced to make tough decisions, early.

National 4-H Thinks Biden's Infrastructure Plan Could Bridge the Rural, Urban Digital Divide

While critics say President Biden's infrastructure plan is too costly and includes more than infrastructure, proponents say it could help bridge the rural and urban digital divide.

Ag Economy Barometer Shows Farmer Optimism Climbed to Levels Not Seen Since October

As the 2021 bull market continues, it’s leading to a growing level of optimism from farmers. The latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University/CME group shows farmer sentiments rose to 177 this month.

USDA Reopens CFAP2 Today: With 60 Days to Apply, Here’s Who’s Eligible

The second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) restarted April 5. Farmers have 60 days to either apply or make modifications to their existing CFAP 2 applications.

The Final Sale: Support Pours in for Texas Trooper Chad Walker Killed on Duty

A livestock sale in Limestone Co., Texas turned into much more than a sale last week. Chad Walker was ambushed on the side of the road. A local hero, the livestock sale turned into an act support for the Walker family

Biden Rolls Out $2T Infrastructure Plan, Funding to Fuel Broadband, Roads and Waterways

President Biden is preparing to announce a $2.25T infrastructure plan on Wednesday. It's aimed to fuel funding for America’s roads, waterways, broadband and the electric grid, but there's also a focus on climate.

County Fair Livestock Sale Pivots Last Minute, Raises Nearly $100,000 for Trooper Shot in Ambush Hours Before

Injured Texas Trooper Chad Walker has ties to the fair as his family shows livestock. So, the Limestone County Fair Association livestock sale turned into an opportunity to raise money for the Walker family.

Shipping Costs Surge, Causing Farm and Ranch Supplies Prices to Climb

Problems at ports are magnifying a surge in container shipping costs. And those costs are now showing up as farmers and ranchers source farming supplies.