Agriculture

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Celebration Of All Things Ag Coming To Mentor, MN

  Agriculture is the #1 industry in our region. The Northern Crops Institute thinks that’s worthy of a celebration. They group is partnering with multiple local commodity groups for the first Red River Valley Ag Leadership Celebration. Northern Crops Institute Director Mark Jirik joined the morning show to tell us about all the fun. He says despite a rough growing…

The EPA Visits Local Farms to See Their Regulations in Action

The EPA also get to ask questions and see operations on a whole new level

  DAVENPORT, N.D.–The EPA is in North Dakota and Minnesota this week to connect with local farmers. “One of the things they noted is how North Dakotans are passionate for agriculture and whatever they do and they really take great pride in it. And I think that’s what we are out here trying to show them, that you give us…

Sen. Smith Discusses One Health Bill, Possible Trump Impeachment Proceedings

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith introduces a bill for a one health approach. It’s an idea that human and animal health are linked and should be studied together to prevent disease outbreaks. Smith says the Department of Agriculture has a group that has already taken a one health approach. She wants them to combine its efforts with the Centers…

FARRMS Celebrates Local Organic Farmers

The Foundation for Agriculture Rural Resource Management and Sustainability was created to educate growers on sustainable farming practices

FARGO, N.D.– Local farmers are being celebrated for their contributions in the community. The Foundation for Agriculture Rural Resource Management and Sustainability was created to educate growers on sustainable farming practices. “We’re highlighting some people who work in the industry,” says FARRMS director of educational programs, Mindy Grant. “From the farmers to the inbetweeners to the people at the table to…

Leeds, North Dakota Man Expected To Plead Guilty In $11.4 Million Ag Ponzi Scheme

22-year-old Hunter Hanson is charged with wire fraud, money laundering and forfeiture

BISMARCK, ND — A Leeds, North Dakota man is expected to plead guilty in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme that targeted North Dakota, Minnesota and Canadian farmers and businesses. 22-year-old Hunter Hanson is charged with wire fraud, money laundering and forfeiture. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Hanson has agreed to plead guilty to the charges and pay full restitution…

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…

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…

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…