Agriculture

Gearing Up for Farmers Market Season in the Red River Valley

After a winter hiatus vendors and organizations met up to discuss the 2017 season

FARGO, N.D. — We’re about halfway through winter and that means the F–M farmers market season is only a few months away. In preparation, members of the farmers market community gathered for their annual meeting. The event serves not only to refresh the memory of local vendors on rules and regulations surrounding farmers markets, but it also gives them an…

Senator John Hoeven Meets with President Trump’s Ag Secretary Pick

Senator Hoeven and Governor Perdue have worked together for many years on issues in the Ag industry

Senator Hoeven has spent some time with President Trump’s Ag Secretary nominee. Hoeven and Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, talked about the importance of building a coalition to pass a new farm bill. He says they also talked about maintaining strong crop insurance options for farmers and ranchers. Hoeven is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and…

Thinking Green: Bamboo

GREENWASHING HAPPENS EVERYWHERE. DON'T BE BAMBOO-ZLED; BUY THE BEST.

Bamboo is big. It’s in your sheets, your clothes, your kitchen items, even making up your kitchen counters — to say nothing of your cutting boards and let’s not forget growing in your garden. But when you go to buy, how can you be certain you’re buying something that’s truly green, as in, “good for the planet”? Danny Lipford shows…

Proposed Bill in Minnesota Could Help Farmers’ Property Taxes

In a panel discussion held Friday Minnesota representatives met with local farmers to hear concerns and go over a proposed property tax credit

Minnesota farmers have been dealing with rising property taxes over the past ten years. Now, a proposed bill could help alleviate some of those costs. Property taxes for Minnesota farmers have increased by 114% in the last 10 years. Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said a combination of rising property values, demand for school improvements and lowered commodity prices have…

Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Responds to Inauguration

Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith says she has some concerns coming into the Trump era

We spoke with Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith about what her hopes are with Trump taking office. Lieutenant Governor Smith said regardless of who is being elected, she always appreciates seeing the American Democratic system demonstrate its most prestigious ceremony. She said they have different views on certain subjects including trade and she is concerned about what affect his actions…