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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: or phone at: 218-779-8093.

Every walk with Nova is a new adventure and provides me with not only cardio exercise, but also training in patience and sometimes, resistance work.
Cold temperatures and excessive moisture have delayed spring planting across the northern Plains.
Knowing that it soon will be gardening season has helped get me through the ice, snow, rain, hail and wind that has been the reality of the past two weeks of northern Plains living.
A series of storms brought around 4 feet of snow to some parts of the region. While the storm and its aftermath continue to stress ranchers and cattle, there is optimism that it spells the beginning of the end of a dry cycle.
Our firstborn was two weeks old during Blizzard Hannah and a month old during the historic Flood of 1997.
For someone like me, who grew up in a family whose diversified farm included a cow-calf herd, calving stories are among the favorites.
From 20- to 30% of the barley grown in North Dakota and Minnesota is sold to pet food processors or pet food companies, said Steve Edwardson, North Dakota Barley Council executive administrator.
"I don’t want the roadsides and ditches to be used as garbage receptacles, but places where birds can make their nests, foxes, their lairs and toads, foraging grounds for insects."
Dr. Nathan Kjelland and his wife, Britt Jacobson, opened an 11,000 square foot large and small animal clinic on the west edge of Park River, North Dakota, in January 2022.
After the seemingly interminable brutal cold and wild winds of the past couple of months, I welcome any sign of spring, even if it’s only visible as the date March 20 on the calendar hanging on my kitchen bulletin board.