farming

“You Gotta Stay Active”: 102-Year-Old Man Continues To Farm

Harwood man wont be retiring anytime soon

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Farmers of all ages were packing in at West Fargo’s Big Iron Farm Show to talk about the latest crop yields and to check out the newest technology. For one Harwood man, this isn’t his first time at the show. “Well Big Iron has been 30 years now,” Earl Mallinger Says. He’s also not new to…

‘The margins are so thin’ Clay County Farmers Union Holds Annual Convention

Minnesota farmers are dealing with limited markets and low commodity prices as a result of the trade war with China

MOORHEAD, MINN. — Larry Jacobson has been farming his whole life. “It’s something I’ve done since I was a little kid. When I was big enough to sit in the seat and turn the steering wheel, I was doing it,” he said. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, but it’s getting more and more difficult. “The margins are…

Rep. Armstrong Tackles Addiction, USMCA & 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues? North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery. “If…

Funding Available For Cover Crops On Damaged Farmland

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service is providing money to plant cover crops on damaged farmland. The aid is aimed at recovery work on cropland directly affected by the severe weather in March. The highest priority cropland includes land that can’t be planted with a cash crop and/or can’t be harvested this year. Experts say cover crops…

Brutal Weather and Coming Storm Leaves Farmers With Uncertainty

In a region with lots of high and low land, there are more wet areas that usual

LISBON, N.D. — Farmers are feeling the weight of Mother Nature. “We’re not doing too bad now, things are drying up nice, it’s looking a lot better, but when you’re talking another 12 inches of snow, and what that’s going to do, it’s already wet and late to start out with,” Matthew Lyons, a farmer in Lisbon, said. He says…

Farm Rescue is Helping Nebraskans Impacted by Flooding

HORACE, N.D. – The non-profit Farm Rescue which is based in Horace, North Dakota is helping ranchers affected by flooding in Nebraska. Farm Rescue is collecting hay donations and looking for volunteers to bring it to flooded areas. The organization helps farmers who are suffering from sickness, injury or natural disasters. Operation Hay Lift was first started in 2017 to help…

China Buys 10 Metric Tons of U.S. Soybeans, Sen. Smith Says It May Not Be Enough

BREAKING: In Oval Office meeting today, the Chinese committed to buy an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans. Hats off to @POTUS for bringing China to the table. Strategy is working. Show of good faith by the Chinese. Also indications of more good news to come. — Sec. Sonny Perdue (@SecretarySonny) February 22, 2019 WASHINGTON – Agriculture Senator Sonny…

Sen. Tina Smith Pushing For Farm Bill Provisions To Be Implemented

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue says dairy provisions in the farm bill will be implemented in June. Reports from the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis shows farm bankruptcies are on the rise and Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith wants to make sure farmers have protections from low prices and revenue. The Democrat is also pushing for a new position she helped create…

North Dakota Farmers Union Motorcycle Unveiled on American Choppers

Courtesy: Discovery Channel/American ChoppersBISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s rich history in agriculture is displayed on a national scale. A motorcycle commissioned by the North Dakota Farmers Union is unveiled on Discovery Channel’s American Choppers. The family farms bike shows fields, machinery and barns. It’s complete with a trailer carrying food made by North Dakota farmers. North Dakota Farmers Union Mark Watne…