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Big Iron Farm Show Panel Looks Ahead To Agriculture Post-COVID 19

The 40th Annual Big Iron Wraps up Thursday Afternoon

FARGO, N.D. — At the Big Iron Farm Show today, farmers from all over the valley came to talk about what farming this year has in store for them. The farm show is putting safety measures in place such as: hand sanitizer stations, hand washing stations, exhibitor booths spaced further apart, and the food court will be re-located to different…

Sen. Smith concerned USDA moved funds that help minority & veteran farmers

WASHINGTON – Minnesota┬áSenator Tina Smith demands answers after she says the Department of Agriculture is moving funds from a program supporting producers who are veterans and from diverse backgrounds. The Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program aims to reverse disparities for historically underserved communities. It funds outreach and technical assistance programs through community organizations,…

Minnesota Turkey Growers Asking For COVID-19 Relief Funding

The turkey industry supports 26-thousand jobs in Minnesota bringing in more than 800 million dollars in economic activity.

MINNESOTA – Minnesota turkey growers and producers are feeling the sting as COVID-19 is causing producers to slow down production. “It’s been a challenge. It’s added costs to our situation, and in our case as a grower co-op, it’s the independent growers that are affected because they own the plant,” Former Chairman of the National Turkey Federation John Burkel said….

Kennedy’s Park built in honor of Ada woman who died after farming accident

Katie Brommenschenkel Vilmo died in November of 2018

ADA, Minn. — Laughter filled the air at the Norman County Fairgrounds in Ada, as the community pulled together for a celebration needed after a tragedy. Kennedy’s Park was built from the ground up in honor of Katie Brommenschenkel Vilmo’s memory. It’s been nearly two years since she was killed from injuries sustained after an accident with a tractor while…

Red River Zoo Teaches Kids Importance Of Farming At Agricultural Adventure Day

This Is The 4th Agricultural Adventure Day For The Zoo

FARGO, N.D. — At the Red River Zoo, families are learning about the agricultural industry and how crops grown around the state are used for multiple things. “These crops that are grown like the field corn here is actually used for ethanol. To find out the alternative use for these crops besides food is really important, so they see what…

Millennial Farmer discusses farm industry amid the coronavirus

MINNESOTA – The Millennial Farmer shares his concerns about the farm economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Zach Johnson farms in west central Minnesota and shows what life on the farm is like on his YouTube channel. He says he’s lucky to have a job that doesn’t require him to have a brick and mortar business and be near people. However,…

Coronavirus relief coming for farmers Rep. Peterson says

WASHINGTON – Callers in Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson’s telephone town hall are worried farmers aren’t getting enough Coronavirus relief. The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program offers loans to keep companies afloat. However, it’s only available to businesses with employees. Congressman Peterson says the House is looking to pass a bill Friday with a provision from the SBA to make…

Sen. John Hoeven Announces Funding For Sugar Beet Farmers

The application period for assistance will open on March 23rd.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven secured a major helping hand for farmers. The Republican announces over a quarter of a billion dollars in disaster assistance. The money will go towards assisting sugar beet farmers across the country following a historically bad growing season. The funds are a part of the additional 1.5 billion dollars in disaster assistance…

USMCA one step closer to being passed

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee approves USMCA. Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith says she will vote in favor of the trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The bill includes provisions she fought for like strengthening protections for workers and improving access to affordable medicines. Smith says it’s important to open new markets for agriculture and end unfair Canadian milk pricing…