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"I know 125 years isn't a long time in the whole scope of human history, but it's pretty impressive for this part of the world. What's more impressive to me is that the town hasn't just stayed alive but has recently found new and interesting ways to stay lively."
A Halstad, Minnesota, family has created a business of producing early-generation potato seed for potato seed producers. The business is a two-generation effort, with numerous employees here on H-2A visas.
The 15-acre lot of apple trees in Rochester is now almost 10 times in size since it was purchased in 1962.
A desire for the rural lifestyle and the opportunity to carry on the family farming legacy were two of the major reasons that influenced Nick Hagen’s decision to farm.
Like many farms of the late 1800s and early 1900s vintage, ours has several wooden outbuildings, each of them named to reflect their original function.
This year’s wild rice crop is hit or miss, depending on the lake. “This is only our second day processing, it's gonna be a short year,” said Frank Bibeau, an attorney who has represented the interests of wild rice in court cases and owns this operation.

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Other Half Processing was created after the two brothers realized that animal byproducts from animals raised in regenerative systems were either just not being collected or weren’t kept separate from the commodity stream.
Chance Jacobson, Hatton, North Dakota, was injured on July 18, 2022, when he was driving a side-by-side utility vehicle home after an afternoon of checking on and repairing pasture fences.
Ranchers or farmers can donate meat, including beef, chicken and pork from North Dakota-raised livestock, or donors can give money that will be used to purchase the meat from ranches and farms within the state.

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