Agriculture 2017

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CHS-SunPrairie general manager Brad Haugeberg comments on a photo held by operations manager Larry Aberle, showing the cooperative’s first 52-car train of spring wheat to the Pacific Northwest, loaded in Minot in December 1980 after passage of the Staggers Act deregulated railroads. At left is multi-commodity and project manager Jeremy Burkhart and at right, Jeff Heil, seed division manager with Dakota Agronomy Partners.

CHS-SunPrairie: Upgrades are constant for evolving ag cooperative

Bigger, fewer and faster is how CHS SunPrairie manager Brad Haugeberg describes the changes occurring in agriculture. CHS SunPrairie has seen consolidation in the grain industry, and now with a network that extends from Bottineau to Garrison, the emphasis is on stepping up the pace to move at ...

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Strips are tilled for row crop seeding at North Central Research Extension Center. A new planting technique, strip tilling, is designed to warm soil while preserving moisture.

Extension research goes to seed

It’s not just the seed variety but how it’s planted that can influence yields and profitability. North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center, Minot, is experimenting with seeding techniques to help area producers determine when changing things up might be ...

Family business Scheresky Ag Service formed out of necessity

You could almost say that Scheresky Ag Service wasn’t originally in the cards for owners Galen and Bonnie Scheresky. It was formed out of necessity. The business, which is located four miles north of Max and 25 south of Minot, came about after the Schereskys became frustrated over their ...

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Enerbase Cooperative Resources, located at 205 46th Avenue NE in Minot, sells a variety of farming equipment, one of several aspects to the business.

Enerbase Cooperative Resources still going strong after 89 years

Enerbase Cooperative Resources has played an important part in both the energy and agriculture industries in central North Dakota for a number of years. ECR is a multi-faced business with a hand in petroleum, propane, lubricants, agronomy, car care and machinery parts. The lubricants ...

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The Gooseneck Implement Business Center, located at 800 31st Avenue SW in Minot, is one of nine locations in the region, helping farmers get the job done. Gooseneck Implement also has a second location in Minot, and also has businesses in Harvey, Kenmare, Mohall, Rugby, Stanley, Velva and Williston.

Gooseneck Implement still going strong

For more than four decades Gooseneck Implement has played a important role in the farming industry in North Dakota. And it will continue to do so for years to come. Gooseneck Implement was founded in 1974 by Kevin Borud, who currently serves as the company’s chief operating officer. The ...

Rugby elevator slowly grew over the years

RUGBY – Business at the Rugby Farmers Union Elevator has changed a lot since Duane Johnston started working there in 1964. Johnston, who is now retired, said the elevator in Rugby was started in 1939 when a group of farmers got together and bought the old elevator in Rugby. In 1952, they ...