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It’s been said that a stranger is just a friend you haven’t met yet — and, with the vast majority of birds, bees, butterflies and plants you probably never realized we have living right here in the Fargo metro area, that’s pretty much the case. This weekend, there’s a way you can get an introduction to each and every one…

North Dakota crops still behind average pace

FARGO, N.D. – Slightly more than one-third of North Dakota’s spring wheat crop is in the ground, but the pace of planting still lags well behind average. The Agriculture Department in its weekly crop report says nearly two-thirds of the crop should be seeded by now. Planting of almost all crops in the state is behind the average pace after…

Rep. Collin Peterson says USMCA would fail in House

At a Glyndon farm Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence urged Congressman Collin Peterson to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring up the USMCA for a vote. The Democrat says he’s happy to make the request. The House Agriculture Committee Chairman says Pence, quote, “knows full well” the Trump Administration still needs to submit the USMCA to the house to…

VP Mike Pence Pressures Democrats to Pass USMCA at Glyndon Farm

GLYNDON, Minn. — Vice President Mike Pence spoke with dozens of farmers at R & J Johnson Farms in rural Glyndon to hear their concerns. Those farmers have been entrenched in a trade war for months. “Rural America is bleeding right now as far as agriculture, we need some good news, we need something to stop that,” Shayne Isane with…

ND Grain Growers to Leave National Association

the partnership has lasted since 1977

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s Grain Grower’s Association is ending a partnership with the National Association of Wheat Growers that’s lasted since 1977. Board members say they’ve noticed within the last few years that the national group just isn’t paying much attention to the issues impacting North Dakota farmers. They say they pay the third highest dues in the country with…

“A lot of anxiety” in ND over trade worries with China Sen. Cramer Says

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones falls more than 600 points Tuesday as investors are preparing for the possibility of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. President Trump has threatened to increase taxes from 10% to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Despite the tariff threat, the Chinese government says one of its top officials will visit Washington…

VP Mike Pence Coming To Glyndon, MN Thursday

GLYNDON, Minn. – (AP) White House officials say Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Minnesota to talk with farmers and steelworkers about the status of a trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Pence is scheduled to begin his day Thursday at R & J Johnson Farms in Glyndon. Officials say he will tour the facility and talk to producers…

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Meets With North Dakota Leaders, Farmers

Topics like trade and the Farm Bill were discussed

HARWOOD, N.D. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joins North Dakota leaders to hear from farmers. With trade issues and harsh weather hitting farmers, it’s been a challenging year for North Dakota producers. “It’s tough here in North Dakota, it’s tough across the U.S. I hear the answer is trade, trade, trade. We’re blessed to be in a country where…

Agriculture Secretary Joins North Dakota Leaders for Unveiling of Grand Farm

Grand Farm aims to be the world's first completely autonomous farm

SOUTHEAST OF ST. BENEDICT, N.D. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue  joined North Dakota leaders for the ribbon–cutting of Grand Farm, a project led by entrepreneurial group Emerging Prairie. Grand Farm aims to be the world’s first completely autonomous farm. Developers want it to demonstrate the next generation of precision agriculture, which uses data and technology to aim for better…

Funding Available For Cover Crops On Damaged Farmland

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service is providing money to plant cover crops on damaged farmland. The aid is aimed at recovery work on cropland directly affected by the severe weather in March. The highest priority cropland includes land that can’t be planted with a cash crop and/or can’t be harvested this year. Experts say cover crops…