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North Dakota Senators Upset About President Trump’s Cuts to Crop Insurance Programs

The budget battle begins but North Dakota's senators are not happy with the president's decision on crop insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump’s first budget is out and the battle begins on both sides of the aisle. But North Dakota’s two U.S. Senators are in agreement about one section of the budget: crop insurance. Republican Senator John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp both say cuts to the crop insurance program are unacceptable. Heitkamp says the president’s budget leaves…

Farm Rescue Helps Local Farmer in Time of Need

The Horace-based non-profit helped the Baumgarten family get their growing season started

DAVENPORT, ND — A West Fargo man gets a helping hand on his Davenport Farm.  Farm Rescue jumps in after Bob Baumgarten had a heart attack. The growing season comes at the same time every year, but hard times hit often when it’s least expected. “Dad had a heart attack on the 23rd, and shortly thereafter we realized he wouldn’t be…

From Farmers to Congress: Growers Talk 2018 Farm Bill with Area Politicians

Farmers meet with politicians to make suggestions for the 2018 Farm Bill

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a bill which affects every farmer in the country. The congressional delegation in North Dakota wants to make sure they get it right. The 2018 Farm Bill, which is in the debate stage, acts as a federal safety net for farmers in the U.S. When something bad happens to farmlands, a little extra financial help can…

NDSU Students Raising Agriculture Awareness During Ag Week

Today kicked off ag week at NDSU brought to students by Ag Collective

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU is celebrating its roots during “Ag Week”. It kicked off on campus with a cookout where all students were welcome. The idea is to enhance, promote and encourage agriculture on the NDSU campus and in the region. A variety of Ag events will be happening all week long including ‘Ask an Ag Expert’, tours at the…

Bird Flu Hits Supplier of Nation’s Largest Chicken Producer

31 farms are under quarantine in an effort to keep the virus from spreading

  NATIONAL — Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton has confirmed at least 74,000 chickens have been destroyed on one farm and 30 other farms are also under quarantine after health officials detected the H7 strain of bird flu outside of Chattanooga. The 30 other farms being tested are within a 60 mile radius of the infected farm. Templeton said lab…

Big Announcement for Ag Producers at the Soybean Expo

Minnesota Soybean Processors Announced They Will Be Constructing A New Soybean Plant Facility

FARGO, N.D. — Ag officials call soybeans the miracle crop because of the many products that can be made from it. Step aside wheat and corn, soybeans are the agricultural commodity to beat in the global market. Especially…in the Red River Valley. People who were attending the the Soybean Expo at the Holiday Inn heard from Governor Doug Burgum and…