For those looking to two-step to some good country music, the choices for venues are pretty slim. But for more than 60 years -- the Johnson Barn dances in Arthur, North Dakota have been providing the fun and good times for people looking to Boot scoot.
Auctions are a big part of the farming community in the Midwest. Pifer's Auction and Realty out of Moorhead has capitalized on the importance of land auctions and rose to become one of the world's largest auction houses.
For some, the beet harvest is over. For others, it's nearing completion. One beet farmer described the harvest in one word -- grueling. This harvest has been plagued with many obstacles that range from a month-late planting season to the consistent rain.
Plagued by rain, drought and then rain again, the region's farmers have had a challenging growing year. And now with snow sprinkling into the forecast, farmers are nearing the end of the harvest season. A lot of crops were a month late in the planting phase and now with all the moisture -- it's presenting some challenges in getting the crops out of the ground.
Farmers and beet truck drivers are often on a 12 hour work rotation, leaving some to work the hours of midnight to 5 in the morning. But for those working the midnight shift -- they are treated to KROX's annual segment, The Beet Beat.
Grain harvest season is here for some and quickly approaching for others. Farmers are storing corn in bins or visiting elevator sites. Advanced Grain handling systems,stationed out of Mayville, is providing Farmers with the tools they need to tackle the harvest season.
Sugar prices are at the lowest levels seen in the last ten years, this according to American Crystal Sugar Company president and CEO David Berg. Currently there is a one million ton surplus of sugar on the market.
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