Agriculture

Pride of Dakota School Lunch Day Serves Locally Sourced Foods

The menu featured hotdogs, French fries, and pudding

FARGO, N.D. — “Pride of Dakota” is more than a school lunch; it’s a way for students to take pride in their state. The hotdogs, buns, French fries, and pudding served were all produced in North Dakota. While foods from the state are served day to day, “Pride of Dakota” puts on a bunch of items all on one menu. “It’s…

Big Iron Brings Ag Leaders and Policy Makers Together to Discuss the Effects of the Farm Bill and Trade

Many saying there is not one order for soybeans this year giving them no destination to move their harvested crops

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The largest farm show in the upper Midwest is bringing hundreds from across the region and around the world to West Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the farm bill and trade are affecting agricultural business and the products being harvested this fall. As they check out some of the new machinery, farmers and ranchers…

Heitkamp Discusses Trade and the Farm Bill With Chamber of Commerce

Heitkamp is on the Farm Bill Conference Committee

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) joined a discussion with the Fargo-West Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce to talk about trade and the Farm Bill. Those involved with the meting say they hope a deal can be reached soon so farmers can have some certainty by the time harvest comes. “As we get closer to harvest, there tends to be more…

Senator John Hoeven Holds Round Table with Ag Leaders to Discuss Farm Bill

Hoeven is on the Farm Bill conference committee

FARGO, N.D. — Senator John Hoeven sat down with farmers and agriculture leaders at NDSU’s Barry Hall to discuss the upcoming farm bill and the impact of tariffs on local growers. The farm bill is currently in conference, where members of both the House and Senate will combine their versions before the deadline in September. Last week, Hoeven was named to…

Farmers Feeling Effects of Trade War, Farmer Bailout

President Trump just signed a $12 billion bailout

MOORHEAD, Minn. — President Trump’s tariffs on international trade from countries like Mexico and China and the European Union are hitting American farmers hard. His $12 billion farmer bailout is what many agriculture experts say is a band aid. “It’s a short–term bandage where we may be bleeding long in agriculture. In the long run, it really doesn’t help our global…

USDA Plan to Help Farmers Hurt By Tariffs With $12 Billion Plan

WASHINGTON – The Agriculture Department announces a $12 billion short-term plan to help farmers hurt by tariffs. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the plan will help farmers deal with the cost of what he calls “disruptive markets.” It comes as trading partners like China retaliate for President Trump’s tariffs on imports. The plan involves direct payments to farmers, the purchase of…

Longtime Vendors Cherish Bonds Made at Fergus Falls Farmers Market

The market has been going on for each of the last seven summers

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — People in Fergus Falls had the chance to find some healthy snacks and mingle with vendors from the community. For seven years, the Fergus Falls Farmers Market has been a spot where people can socialize and indulge in local goods. Some of the goods for sale were jams, beans, cucumbers, and furnishings like miniature wooden benches. Lynn…

ND Dept. of Agriculture Asks For Information From Farmers on Dicamba

NORTH DAKOTA – North Dakota’s Department of Agriculture is taking a survey of acres affected by Dicamba. It’s a herbicide farmers have been using for the past five decades on corn, small grains and soybeans. In recent years, the herbicide has developed a resistant gene for soybeans. Ag experts say the change may be causing plant damage due to the in-crop…

ND Agriculture Leaders & Advocates Rally to Support Farmers

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Leaders of North Dakota farm organizations and so–called hunger advocates rallied to show support for agriculture amid issues they have with trade and the farm bill. The North Dakota Farmers Union projects farmers will lose 30 percent in income this year. The North Dakota Dairy Coalition’s president says American dairy exports need to be protected since…

House Passes Farm Bill, Rep. Peterson Votes No & Rep. Cramer Votes Yes

WASHINGTON (AP/KVRR) – The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed 213-211. Every Democratic member of Congress from Minnesota, including the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee Rep. Collin Peterson voted no. North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer voted in favor of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of…