Farmers

Farm Rescue’s “Hay Convoy” Deploys to Help North Dakota Producers

Several local businesses and truck drivers volunteered time and resources

ROTHSAY, Minn. — A team of volunteers left Rothsay this morning to help drought stricken farmers in North Dakota. “There is hope and somebody does care about them,” said Nic Hendrickx with Farm Rescue. Farm Rescue rounded up more than 16 trucks for their hay convoy with the help of volunteers. Several local businesses and truck drivers are letting the…

Fergus Fall Business Teams Up with Farm Rescue to Help Drought-Stricken Producers

The convoy will leave Rothsay and travel 225 miles to Menoken in order to be distributed to producers

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A Fergus Fall business is teaming up with Farm Rescue to help producers, farmers and ranchers in North Dakota who are struggling with severe drought conditions. Beyer Towing, a towing and hauling company, and Farm Rescue are organizing a convoy of nearly two dozen semis filled with hay to be delivered to drought-stricken farmers and…

NDSU Working on Helping Ag Producers Through Drought

Organizers say hay is crucial to many farmers in the region and they're grateful to lend a helping hand

FARGO, ND — NDSU is teaming up with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to provide relief to livestock producers affected by the drought. Both organizations have set up a location near the university to accept hay donations which will be distributed to farmers and ranchers in need during a hay lottery. So far, more than 400 bales of hay…

Senator Hoeven Holds a Roundtable to Discuss the 2018 Farm Bill

An agriculture roundtable was held to discuss concerns from agriculture producers across the state

CASSELTON ND — North Dakota farmers and ranchers met with Senator Hoeven for an agricultural roundtable to talk about their worries and desires over the 2018 farm bill. Senator Hoeven laid his outline of the 2018 Farm Bill on the table and said getting feedback is the best way to improve any concerns from the producers. More agriculture research, revenue…

North Dakota Farmers Hoping to Salvage Crops

Wheat farmers in western North Dakota are seeing the impact of the drought

NORTH DAKOTA — There’re acres of dry dirt where wheat should be growing. Now, farmers in North Dakota just hope to save a portion of their crop. Wheat farmers in western North Dakota are seeing the impact of the drought. One farmer in Belfield said his production is just one-third of what it usually is. North Dakota wheat farmer Ed…

Farmers Could Lose 64 Million Bushels of Wheat

Punishing Drought Impacting North Dakota, South Dakota & Montana

Areas In Red Are In Extreme and Exceptional DroughtA punishing drought that stretches across much of the Northern Plains is expected to cause farmers to lose 64 million bushels of wheat production this year. Northeast Montana is experiencing the worst drought in the country, with similar dry conditions in North Dakota and South Dakota. Federal agriculture officials have labeled as…

Emergency Drought Aid Available for North Dakota Farmers and Ranchers

Federal aid is now being made available to farmers and ranchers slammed by these dry conditions

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought conditions are getting worse in North Dakota. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows 25 percent of the state in an extreme drought, up from eight percent last week. These areas are mainly along the western part of the state including areas near Bismarck, Dickinson and Williston. Another 22 percent is classified as in a severe drought,…

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Bringing Assistance to Livestock Producers in Wake of Drought

Senator Heitkamp got the reassurances during a senate hearing

NORTH DAKOTA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing additional assistance for livestock producers dealing with the ongoing drought. The USDA has expanded emergency grazing on land enrolled in the CRP, including those counties where drought conditions are moderate. The agency says the authorization includes any county in which any part of its border lies within 150 miles of…

Fargo’s Myriad Mobile to Make New App for Ag Producers

CEO Jake Joraanstad says they're using $1.35 million from the Falls Angel Fund

  FARGO, ND — A new app which could make life easier for farmers in the valley is using a $1.35 million angel investment fund. Myriad Mobile, a North Dakota tech company, raised $1.5 million for an app which streamlines contracts between farmers and grain elevators. CEO Jake Joraanstad says they’re using $1.35 million from the Falls Angel Fund. It…

President of the National Farmers Union Objecting to Health Care Proposal

Two out of three farmers and ranchers have a pre-existing condition

NATIONAL — The president of the National Farmers Union is voicing his objections to the latest health care proposal. Roger Johnson is a native of Turtle Lake, North Dakota. He was asked to speak at a Senate event on how the Republican health care bill would impact farmers, ranchers and rural communities. Two out of three farmers and ranchers have…