Agriculture

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…

NDSU Students Present Projects on Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

The banquet will feature a former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students are showing off their projects on agricultural and biosystems engineering. About 20 projects are presented at the Agricultural Technology Expo. It’s a science fair–style event, and there are topics ranging from irrigation to new machinery. This is the 71st year the expo has been held. The expo banquet will feature Ed Schafer, former North Dakota governor…

All About Animal Husbandry: NDSU’s Little International Livestock Show is Back

Organizers say they want to show the community what farmers and ranchers do every day

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a tradition that’s been happening for almost one hundred years… the Little International Livestock Show is back at NDSU. Agriculture plays a big role in your life even if you don’t think it does. “If you eat, you wear clothes, you have to thank a farmer. They do so much for people in the world and I…

USDA to Temporarily Reopen FSA Offices during Government Shutdown

Offices across the country will be open Thursday, Friday, and the following Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. — For some producers, financial support from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is essential towards keeping their farms afloat. “They need those funds if they’re going to farm this next year and if you’re delaying processing of loans all the way into May or June or July, creditors are sitting on the sidelines maybe not wanting to take a…