OAKES, N.D. – It is definitely mid-summer at the Courtney farm where the corn is pollinating and the soybeans are beginning to set pods.
WILLISTON, N.D. – As the hot, dry weather continues into August, Floyd Miller is hoping he can soon swath some of the early-planted durum before the grasshoppers do it for him.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – Trinity Creek Ranch received at least a trace to as much as eight-tenths of an inch of rain on 14 out of 31 days in July.
OAKES, N.D. – A stretch of sunny, hot days, along with a few rain showers, has the corn on the Courtney farm growing like “gangbusters.”
WILLISTON, N.D. – Most of the canola on the Miller farm has changed from blooming bright yellow to a slightly duller color, which means it is nearly finished blooming and starting to turn.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – This year’s steady rainfall – after last year’s extreme drought – continues to surprise everyone at Trinity Creek Ranch.
OAKES, N.D. – With the crops green and showing potential, gaining some height while soaking up sunlight and moisture, the end of June/first week of July is an optimistic time for farmers.
WILLISTON, N.D. – As Floyd Miller stayed busy finishing spraying herbicide on durum fields before forecasted rain over Fourth of July weekend, he couldn’t help but remember a jingle from school days past:
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – After facing extreme drought in 2021 and into 2022, Trinity Creek Ranch began receiving above-average rainfall in March this year.
OAKES, N.D. – The corn and most of the soybeans are flourishing at the Courtney farm.
WILLISTON, N.D. – Seeding is finished at the Miller farm in the northwestern North Dakota, with some crops emerged and growing well.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – Mikayla Tabert likes to graze cattle in northern Minnesota much longer than most people believe possible.
OAKES, N.D. – After a significant rainstorm over Memorial Day weekend brought three inches of rain to the southeastern part of the state, it has been challenging for Drew Courtney to finish seeding his soybean acres.
WILLISTON, N.D. – The Millers, who have been busy seeding nearly every day from the last week of May through the first week of June, were able to finish spring planting on June 5.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – There were many tasks to complete at Trinity Creek Ranch, where research and production go hand-in-hand.
Courtneys planting corn between rain showers
WILLISTON, N.D. – Seeding is going strong in the northwestern corner of the state, where Floyd Miller farms with his brother, Rodney, and son, Casey.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – The team at Trinity Creek Ranch is ready for a nice warmup.
OAKES, N.D. – Seeding preparations have started at the Courtney farm in the southeastern region of the state, where Drew Courtney and his wife, Lindsey, and his cousin, Kyle Courtney, and his wife, Megan, farm together.
WILLISTON, N.D. – While northwestern North Dakota was in extreme drought a month ago, three blizzard/rain events this spring filled dugouts and creeks around the region, relieving stress for farmers worried about seeding into dry soil and bringing much-needed moisture to the area.
RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – Trinity Creek Ranch has great success integrating crops and livestock, but this style of farming requires adaptability.
OAKES, N.D. – In the gentle rolling acres of southeastern North Dakota near Oakes, fifth-generation farmers Drew Courtney and his wife, Lindsey, operate a family farm together with Kyle Courtney (Drew’s cousin), and his wife, Megan.
WILLISTON, N.D. – A unique and historic farm, the Miller farm in the northwestern corner of North Dakota, is located seven miles from the Montana border and 50 miles from the Canadian border.
CENTER, N.D. – Spring has arrived at Brown’s Angus Ranch, with cows still calving and bulls from the sale needing to be delivered to their new ranches ahead of breeding season – along with a couple of other projects before summer grazing season.
BLACKDUCK, Minn. – Late fall was a stressful time for Rachel Gray and everyone at Little Timber Farms. A D-4 (exceptional classification) drought resulted in crop and pasture losses.