Farmers

Rep. Collin Peterson Celebrates Beginning of USMCA

Peterson warns that farmers need to make sure that trading partners are not using COVID-19 as an excuse to put up barriers between each other.

UNITED STATES – Congressman Collin Peterson joins Senators, Congressmen and agriculture leaders to discuss the importance of the USMCA as it goes into effect on July 1st. Under the new agreement, dairy farmers can expect to see increased trade with Canada and no tariffs on agricultural products traded with Mexico. The agricultural biotechnology industry will also be seeing increased information…

Great Plains Food Bank Working With USDA To Use Farm Overstock To Help Families In Need

The food bank is making daily stops in areas like Minot, Dickenson and Bismarck.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — At the Probstfield Center For Education In Moorhead hundreds of boxes are being loaded up into cars. The Great Plains Food Bank is teaming up with the U.S Agriculture Department’s Family Food Box Program. The program partners with local farmers to buy their overstock produce not sold because of COVID-19 and then package and redistribute it. “Like…

Great Plains Food Bank helps distribute USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes

There is no income requirement for receiving food through the program.

FARGO, N.D.–The Great Plains Food Bank is helping to facilitate the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box program. The program supports struggling farmers who have a surplus of food and hungry people impacted by COVID-19. The USDA has allocated up to $3 billion to purchase food from farmers that would otherwise be left in the fields or…

Rep. Peterson working with Ag Secretary to help hog farmers struggling with plant closures

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Congressman Collin Peterson discusses the struggles pig farmers are going through during the pandemic He says 160,000 hogs are being euthanized across the country every day because of plant closures. Department of Agriculture tells Peterson it’s having trouble dealing with the backlog of hogs. That includes a shortage of trucks to bring them…

RRWMB Meets To Discuss Projects That Would Reduce Flooding

The conference had over 20 speakers discuss flooding and potential projects.

MOORHEAD, Minn.- Jason Braaten is a farmer from Roseau, Minnesota who decided to join the Red River Watershed Management Board three years ago to help other farmers in the community. “We kind of look at all the neighbors and say, well how can we benefit the neighbors by looking at my farm and say, let’s look at the big picture…

Previewing The Northern Corn & Soybean Expo 2020

There will be a breakout session with Zach Johnson, the YouTuber also known as the Millennial Farmer.

FARGO, N.D. The 2020 Northern Corn and Soybean Expo is back in town for it’s third year. The expo will have insightful panels that look into global market trends, and how to prepare and plan for the new trade deals. Personnel from the USDA will also be at the show to help guide farmers through crop insurance and programs like…

The North Dakota Farm Bureau Hosts Its Annual Farm And Ranch Conference

A farmer in the area spoke about why it's important to have events like this in the region.

MOORHEAD, Minn- The NDFB brings young farmers and ranchers from across the state to connect and discuss trade, tariffs and crops. “We try to bring everybody together to have some fun and to network and learn some more about agriculture and leadership,” says Joy Bailey, the Coordinator at NDFB . Paul Subart has been coming to the Farm and Ranch…

North Dakota Agriculture Leaders React To Phase One Trade Agreement

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who was at the signing, says this is a big first step in the right direction.

WASHINGTON — After President Trump signed the Phase One Trade Agreement with China, markets are now being reopen after nearly two years of tariffs. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who was at the signing, says this is a big first step in the right direction. “I really feel there is a lot of value here because it adds stability…

Senator Hoeven Discusses Additional Assistance For Farmers

One of the provisions is to make sure sugar producers are covered, and it lays out an approach to cover them

FARGO, N.D.- Senator Hoeven met with AG leaders, producers and F-S-A officials to examine the disaster assistance, market facilitation payment and the trade agreement. They were provided an additional 1.5 billion dollars in disaster assistance and added additional provisions that are vital for growers. “We’ve got to work with FSA, Farm Service Agency, USDA Department of Agriculture and come up…

American Crystal Sugar Company Holds Its Annual Meeting To Look Back At This Year’s Crops

Farmers gathered to talk about how the results have impacted the business.

FARGO, N.D.- “The worst conditions that we’ve encountered in our family’s history with sugar beets which takes us back to the 60’s.” This is how Beau Bateman describes the farming crisis. He is a farmer and shareholder at Crystal Sugar. Beau was not able to recover more than 20 percent of what he had in the ground. “Well, the company…