Ann Bailey

Agweek reporter

Ann is a journalism veteran with nearly 40 years of reporting and editing experiences on a variety of topics including agriculture and business. Story ideas or questions can be sent to Ann by email at: or phone at: 218-779-8093.

Ann Bailey explains why she's thankful for agriculture in professional and personal life.
The potatoes, donated by Northland Potato Growers Association members through a project dubbed Northland Potato Blessing Project, will be used for meals, holiday gift baskets and food boxes during the next year.
One of the most significant lessons my dad taught this farmer’s daughter was to lead by example.
Three insects are determined to make their way inside our house: boxelder bugs, Asian lady beetles and stripey flies.
In 2022, as Jon Bertsch’s 10th farming season draws to a close, he not only is fully entrenched in agriculture but also running commercial trucking, food truck and technology businesses while he dabbles in agritourism.
Optimal weather conditions during the 2022 growing season appear to have yielded many farmers across the northern Plains and Montana canola, dry edible beans and sunflower yields that are at the least better-than-average and at the best, bumper crops.
"In my recollection, most years just when the colors are at their peek — mostly yellow in my neighborhood — strong winds hurl the leaves from the trees, swirling them onto roads, field edges and across yards."
The North Dakota Mill and Elevator opened its doors in Grand Forks on Oct. 20, 1922, after several decades of attempts by farmers to halt the hold the grain trade had on pricing and grain grading.
"As an agricultural reporter, my job is to report the news."
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.