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Northern Great Plains Research Lab Marks 100 Years of Contributions to Agriculture

Cabbage was one of the many vegetables evaluated at the Northern Great Plains Research Lab in 1915.

By Sue B. Balcom

Nobody said farming North Da­kota would be easy. In a land of little or no rainfall and very few trees to block the wind, early homesteaders found a friend in The Northern Great Plains Research Lab south of Mandan. Its re­search and trials have contributed great­ly to the success of crops and livestock, not to mention vegetables and fruits, in the semi-arid climate west of the Mis­souri River.

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Key Ingredients: America by Food Smithsonian Museums Project

By Sue B. Balcom

Everyone eats. Family tradi­tions and ethic backgrounds may steer the types of foods we love but eating has evolved considerably since grandma’s day.

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