Farmers

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…

Agiron Helps Farmers Save Money On Ag Equipment

With the downturn of the Ag economy, some farmers are trying to be savvier with their money.

FARGO, N.D.- Agiron is an auction for big farm equipment held three times every year. “We have consignors, farmers; dealers bring in their equipment here to be sold at public auction.  We compromise in area of about 8 states and Canada,” says Brad Olstad, an Auctioneer at Steffes Group Inc. There is no shortage of items that you will be…

Hoeven and Peterson Join Forces to Help Sugar Beet Industry in Crisis

Sugar beet farmers in the valley are struggling as low crop prices and temperatures have hampered the harvest.

WHEATLAND, N.D. –  “Nobody made money raising beets this year. Regardless if you’re on the insurance side, or if you raised and delivered a crop, everybody lost money.” said one sugar beet farmer in attendance. The sugar beet industry is facing a unique and devastating set of circumstances, as a wet fall and early winter storm have made harvesting their…

Grain Trader Sentenced For Wire Fraud And Money Laundering

The judge has also ordered 22-year-old Hunter Hanson of Leeds to pay over $11 million in restitution

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota grain trader accused of running his business like a Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to 8 years in prison. The judge has also ordered 22-year-old Hunter Hanson of Leeds to pay over $11 million in restitution. He will also have to forfeit property. Hanson pleaded guilty in July to charges of wire fraud and…

Top Democrat Assails Trump’s $16B Trade Bailout for Farmers

Stabenow asked Perdue to improve the program before more payments go out.

MINNEAPOLIS–A top Democrat says President Donald Trump’s $16 billion bailout for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly picks winners and losers, pitting the South against the North and small farms against wealthy producers. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan, is the top Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee. She says Trump’s trade agenda has irreparably harmed farmers. She…