Andrew Barsness

Why I'm not giving up, despite a harvest from hell

By Andrew Barsness | As profit margins shrink, farmers need to farm more acres in order to remain profitable. But like many other young farmers, I'm pursuing a different route, focusing on diversification, value-added products, and specialty crops.

An Ever-Changing Puzzle

By Andrew Barsness | The crops are thirsty. My farm is on the outer edge of the area affected by the severe drought in the Dakotas, and it’s been over a month without any significant rain.

Heart and Grain: Meet Andrew

By Andrew Barsness | My grandfather was still farming one 60-acre field when he died at the age of 87. Blind in one eye, partially deaf, and unsteady on his feet, he strung wire between the farm buildings to hang

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