Farmers

Sen. Tina Smith Creates Rural Economic Working Group

the goal of the group is to take innovative ideas from small communities and incorporate them to ones who need more help throughout the U.S.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. — Taking innovative ideas from rural communities in Minnesota and incorporating them at the federal level. Senator Tina Smith says that’s what can really help some change places across the country need. She announced she is starting a bipartisan Senate “Rural Economic Working Group.” And she’s doing it alongside Republican South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds. “Our…

The EPA Visits Local Farms to See Their Regulations in Action

The EPA also get to ask questions and see operations on a whole new level

  DAVENPORT, N.D.–The EPA is in North Dakota and Minnesota this week to connect with local farmers. “One of the things they noted is how North Dakotans are passionate for agriculture and whatever they do and they really take great pride in it. And I think that’s what we are out here trying to show them, that you give us…

Property Owners Learn How To Protect Their Investments at the Great Plains Land Expo

The expo focuses on the economics of agriculture and energy, the daily challenges and opportunities of maintaining land, and investing in farmland

  FARGO, N.D.– Farmers and land owners are learning about property rights at the Great Plains Land Expo. The expo focuses on the economics of agriculture and energy, the daily challenges and opportunities of maintaining land, and investing in farmland. Speakers want to help people understand why their property is valued the way it is and what they can do…

USDA: Wet Weather Causes Lowest Corn Crop in Four Years

Farmers say they're hoping for favorable conditions during the summer

NORTH DAKOTA — A new report shows farmers across the country aren’t growing as much corn because of the wet weather this spring. The USDA says our country’s corn crop is the lowest it’s been in four years. “This spring has just been a gut punch to the farmers,” Jean Henning, executive director of the North Dakota Corn Council, said. Randy…

Farmers Meet With Sen. Amy Klobuchar in Moorhead

Farmers voiced their concerns about how tariffs on agricultural products imported by China are straining them financially and mentally.

MOORHEAD, Minn.– Senator Klobuchar also stopped by Moorhead to discuss agriculture issues. Farmers voiced their concerns about how tariffs on agricultural products imported by China are straining them financially and mentally. Klobuchar hopes to find ways to strengthen the protections for Minnesota farmers and the renewable fuel standard. She is excited to expand the use of biofuel and rely less on…

Sen. Hoeven Meets With Producers Affected by Tariffs to Discuss Agriculture Assistance Plan

The $16 Billion plan has three elements

FARGO, N.D. — Many farmers across the country are hurting because of the trade war. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven met with producers to discuss an agriculture assistance program. “We’ve lost so much income because of the decline in the markets, and it’s just been really difficult and a challenge for everyone in the cattle industry,” Shelly Ziesch, a cattle rancher from…

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Meets With North Dakota Leaders, Farmers

Topics like trade and the Farm Bill were discussed

HARWOOD, N.D. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joins North Dakota leaders to hear from farmers. With trade issues and harsh weather hitting farmers, it’s been a challenging year for North Dakota producers. “It’s tough here in North Dakota, it’s tough across the U.S. I hear the answer is trade, trade, trade. We’re blessed to be in a country where…

Farmers Share Industry Knowledge at Northern Corn and Soybean Expo

This is the second year the two have been held together

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers get a chance to share industry knowledge at the annual Northern Corn and Soybean Expo. The corn and soybean expos have been held separately for decades, but this is only the second year the two have been held together. “They’re going to see research spotlighted, they’re going to see our national organizations represented, and get a feel for…

Making Crops Sustainable at the Food and Farming Conference

This year is the first the conference was held in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Farmers are learning how to make their crops more sustainable at the annual Northern Plains Food and Farming Conference. This year marks the first time the conference has come to Fargo after being held in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Producers from North and South Dakota, as well as northwestern Minnesota, attend workshops and classes to learn about new food…

USDA to Temporarily Reopen FSA Offices during Government Shutdown

Offices across the country will be open Thursday, Friday, and the following Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. — For some producers, financial support from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is essential towards keeping their farms afloat. “They need those funds if they’re going to farm this next year and if you’re delaying processing of loans all the way into May or June or July, creditors are sitting on the sidelines maybe not wanting to take a…