FARM BILL

Rep. Peterson & Rep. Cramer React to House Failing to Pass a Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, DC –¬†The House fails to pass the Farm Bill as Republicans couldn’t get support from some Freedom Caucus Members. The group threatened to withhold their votes to get their way on an unrelated immigration issue. The measure addressed several issues like conservation, livestock disaster programs and farm loans. The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, Minnesota Congressman Collin…

Senator Tina Smith Talks About The Importance Of A New Farm Bill

She Says Nutrition Programs Are Of Great Importance To Greater Minnesota

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Tina Smith is making work on the new Farm Bill one of her top priorities. The Democrat, who was appointed to fill Al Franken’s seat when he resigned, has set up an Ag Working Group. The group features more than two dozen people representing various sectors of the agriculture industry. Smith is on the Senate Agriculture…

Farmers Will Get To Tell Ag Secretary Perdue What They Want In A Farm Bill

The Agriculture Secretary Will Visit North Dakota Next Week

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is coming to North Dakota next week. His visit is at the invitation of Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator John Hoeven. Perdue will meet with local producers to discuss their priorities for the upcoming farm bill and planting season. He’ll also address how the USDA can best help the industry to overcome challenges…

Cass County Farmer Takes Over the National Corn Growers Association

He says his top priorities include trade agreements and the 2018 farm bill

CASS COUNTY, ND — A Cass County farmer has taken the reins of the National Corn Growers Association. Kevin Skunes of Arthur began serving as the group’s president on Sunday. He’ll hold the position for a year. He says his top priorities include trade agreements and the 2018 farm bill. Skunes and his family raise corn and soybeans. He also…

Listening Sessions Open to the Public for the Next Farm Bill

The current farm bill expires in September 2018

  NORTH DAKOTA¬†— Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to attend a series of listening sessions for the next farm bill. The meetings are being hosted by North Dakota Farmers Union in six cities. In our area, you can attend on July 18 in Devils Lake and Hillsboro and on July 19 in Jamestown. National Farmers Union staff and invited congressional…

Minnesota Farmers Give Organizations Input on 2018 Farm Bill

Minnesota Farmers Union and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Hold Meeting in Moorhead to Discuss Ag Concerns

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota Farmers Union and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are traveling through the Land of 10,000 Lakes to meet with farmers and ag producers. “We’ve pretty much covered all of the corners of the state,” said Minnesota Farmers Union President Gary Wertish. “We’re hearing a lot of input and getting a lot of feedback.” Wertish said…

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…