Agriculture

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…

Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue Coming to ND Later This Month

NORTH DAKOTA – A release from North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s Office says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is coming to the Red River Valley Saturday, April 27th to talk with farmers about implementing the farm bill. He will also outline the need for prompt resolution trade negotiations and additional commodity purchases. Hoeven, who’s Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, will…

Farm Rescue is Helping Nebraskans Impacted by Flooding

HORACE, N.D. – The non-profit Farm Rescue which is based in Horace, North Dakota is helping ranchers affected by flooding in Nebraska. Farm Rescue is collecting hay donations and looking for volunteers to bring it to flooded areas. The organization helps farmers who are suffering from sickness, injury or natural disasters. Operation Hay Lift was first started in 2017 to help…

China Buys 10 Metric Tons of U.S. Soybeans, Sen. Smith Says It May Not Be Enough

BREAKING: In Oval Office meeting today, the Chinese committed to buy an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans. Hats off to @POTUS for bringing China to the table. Strategy is working. Show of good faith by the Chinese. Also indications of more good news to come. — Sec. Sonny Perdue (@SecretarySonny) February 22, 2019 WASHINGTON – Agriculture Senator Sonny…

Sen. Tina Smith Pushing For Farm Bill Provisions To Be Implemented

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue says dairy provisions in the farm bill will be implemented in June. Reports from the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis shows farm bankruptcies are on the rise and Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith wants to make sure farmers have protections from low prices and revenue. The Democrat is also pushing for a new position she helped create…

North Dakota Farmers Union Motorcycle Unveiled on American Choppers

Courtesy: Discovery Channel/American ChoppersBISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s rich history in agriculture is displayed on a national scale. A motorcycle commissioned by the North Dakota Farmers Union is unveiled on Discovery Channel’s American Choppers. The family farms bike shows fields, machinery and barns. It’s complete with a trailer carrying food made by North Dakota farmers. North Dakota Farmers Union Mark Watne…

Searching for Stability: Farmers Discuss Impact of New Farm Bill

Growers say the new bill should help younger people get into farming

FARGO, N.D. — With tariffs and falling commodity prices, 2018 proved to be a tough year for farmers across North Dakota. As they get ready for a new year, farmers say the new Farm Bill will give them a cushion to stay afloat economically. “We’ve got a five–year program so we can make plans you can make plans and have stability….

Congressmen Peterson & Emmer Discuss Dairy Revenue Protection at Bipartisan Town Hall

MELROSE, Minn. – Congressmen Collin Peterson and Tom Emmer held a bipartisan town hall on agriculture in Stearns County. Peterson, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, discussed the importance of the Dairy Revenue Protection in the new farm bill. It’s an area-based program to insure against an unexpected drop in the revenue from milk sales. The expected revenue is based…

FARRMS Hosts Panel on Sustainable Farming Practices

One of the key points of discussion includes the yearly challenges farmers face with the weather and the environment on their crops and livestock

MOORHEAD, Minn –As part of its efforts to create a closer relationship between the public and farmers, FARRMS hosted their first “Farming for the Future” panel. FARRMS, or the Foundation for Agriculture and Rural Resource Management and Sustainability, had four farmers speak at the panel. One of the key points of discussion includes the yearly challenges farmers face with the…