Agriculture

Farmers Meet With Sen. Amy Klobuchar in Moorhead

Farmers voiced their concerns about how tariffs on agricultural products imported by China are straining them financially and mentally.

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Senator Klobuchar also stopped by Moorhead to discuss agriculture issues. Farmers voiced their concerns about how tariffs on agricultural products imported by China are straining them financially and mentally. Klobuchar hopes to find ways to strengthen the protections for Minnesota farmers and the renewable fuel standard. She is excited to expand the use of biofuel and rely less on…

Trade war and year-long E-15 sales impact farmers differently

UNITED STATES – Some farmers are feeling uneasy with the talk of tariffs with Mexico. Others, are happy the Trump Administration approved year-round sales of E-15 gas. That’s fuel with 15% ethanol. It used to be banned in the Summer. President Donald Trump has announced a 5% tariff on goods imported from Mexico. His administration threatens to bring the taxes up…

LIVE: Traveling Equine Vet

Would you rather hoof it to the vet? Or let her come to you?

A Sheldon, North Dakota veterinarian is doing what she can to mitigate the shortage of equine vets in our region by taking her clinic on the road. Veterinarian Dr. Charley Stansbery started her mobile equine clinics earlier this spring, bringing the vet clinic to the horse, rather than the other way around. They’ve been so popular in the region, the…

Sen. Hoeven Meets With Producers Affected by Tariffs to Discuss Agriculture Assistance Plan

The $16 Billion plan has three elements

FARGO, N.D. — Many farmers across the country are hurting because of the trade war. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven met with producers to discuss an agriculture assistance program. “We’ve lost so much income because of the decline in the markets, and it’s just been really difficult and a challenge for everyone in the cattle industry,” Shelly Ziesch, a cattle rancher from…

USDA Plan Pays Farmers $16 Billion Amid China Trade War

WASHINGTON – The Department of Agriculture announces a plan to provide $16 billion to help farmers impacted by the trade war with China. It gives $14.5 billion in direct payments to producers covering commodities like soybeans, wheat, corn and canola. Nearly $1.5 billion will go toward buying surplus goods like beef, pork and poultry. The plan also gives $100 million toward…

LIVE: Bioblitz

You'd never guess all the amazing animals and plants we have right in our own backyards.

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…