Battered by billion-dollar hits from U.S. trade policy and historic storm damage, all piled on top of high property taxes and low farm commodity prices, Nebraska agriculture is reeling.
Bison, which roamed Minnesota in great numbers before the mass destruction of prairie land more than a century ago, have found a new purpose at a nature conservancy near the Twin Cities.
The Watershed Conservation Planning Initiative is preparing producers like beef cattle and crop farmer Brandon Hinderman to implement projects when the time is right.
Warmer, drier weather is helping farmers get out and plant their crops, according to the latest USDA Crop Progress report. Based on that, the four main producing states, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, have moved ahead 25 percentage points since the last report.
Kurt Kaser was alone on his farm when his leg was sucked into a grain auger. He did the only thing he could think to free himself.