For one North Dakota farm family, the economics of a diversifying consumer palate created opportunities to produce niche crops, often at returns above the standard commodity market. Check out the full story on how consumer tastes are driving on-the-ground decisions for farmers from Ann Baily with AgWeek.
And why does it matter in Minot? In an economy driven by agriculture, we’ve focused our economic development policy on landing big fish. But what if we switched our focus to something smaller? It seems the larger agricultural markets and food producers are already heading this way.