Upper Midwest

The latest agricultural news related to Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and other states in the Upper Midwestern Region of the U.S.

At Rippley Family Farms in Buffalo County, Wisconsin, “sustainability” is not just a buzzword. Rather, it is a lasting commitment to preserving the farm for its third generation and ensuring its success in the years to come.
More than 30 world-class auctioneers converged on the Tri-County Stockyards in Motley, Minnesota for this year’s World Livestock Auctioneer Championship — compete for buckles, bragging rights, and a big opportunity to represent U.S. auctioneers on a global stage.
In honor of Halloween, we pulled together a few spooky ag facts for you on some record-breaking gourds!
A tentative deal was struck over the weekend to reopen the St. Lawrence Seaway. This comes after the Canadian federal government instructed the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and the striking employees to work out their wage dispute differences. The shutdown impacted all grain traffic along the waterway, which moves more than 6 million tons of cargo each year.
The Winters Family raises around 55,000 pigs each year at their operation in Sioux City, Iowa, and have been recognized across the industry and their state for their masterful dedication to producing quality pork.
Finding the balance between innovation and tradition can be difficult. However, this next farm has proved that both can coexist. The Pork Checkoff takes us to Trails End Farm in Minnesota.
The Michigan Farmer Hall of Fame recognizes the achievements, contributions, and dedication of outstanding farmers across the state of Michigan.
Recent dry and hot conditions sped up soybean crop maturity, causing a lot of variability in the crop. Now, a threat of frost in some areas of the U.S. threatens more damage to soybeans.
Meet Maggie Kuznia, a seven-year-old Minnesota girl who is spreading joy and building bonds with elderly residents at a rural assisted living facility in her community.
Harold Wolle is the picture of dedication when it comes to farming, conservation, and advocacy. Now, as he focuses his time on serving as the president of the National Corn Growers Association, he is proudly passing down his own operation to his son.
The Vick Family’s battle with West Nile Virus and the helping hand of Farm Rescue.
The Walkes Family’s inspiring journey in agriculture showcases the incredible potential of sustainable agriculture, land transformation, and community collaboration. We learn their story in the new feature series, “Our Amazing Grasslands” by the South Dakota Grasslands Coalition.
In the aftermath of a devastating tornado that struck his operation, this brave Michigan farmer shares his family’s harrowing experience and their inspiring work rebuilding with the help of their community.
The Mannix Brothers Ranch is a glimmering example of sustainability in the cattle industry as well as their steadfast effort to create a legacy of sustainable land management.
A farming tradition spanning six generations continues to thrive through a sixth-generation dairy farmer taking part in the larger mission of Bongards Creameries, a cooperative expanding operations from Minnesota all the way to Humboldt, Tennessee.
Dr. Tim Boring with the Michigan Department of Agriculture shed light on the current challenges and opportunities impacting farmers across the State in a conversation with RFD-TV’s own Tammi Arender at the NASDA Annual Meeting this week in Wyoming.
Detroit Horse Power empowers inner-city youth through equine connection one hoof-beat at a time.
From unexpected beginnings to vibrant community engagement, Schomaker Farms showcases the profound impact that can arise when a love for farming and a dedication to community meet.
Meet a Michigan lavender farmer who started her operation as a way for a family to get together!
A rural Wisconsin farmer left town to further his education. He later returned to pursue his dream of raising Registered Holsteins.
The Mid-America Port Commission has a new leader, and he is ready to hit the ground running.