House Passes Farm Bill, Rep. Peterson Votes No & Rep. Cramer Votes Yes

WASHINGTON (AP/KVRR) – The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients. The bill passed 213-211. Every Democratic member of Congress from Minnesota, including the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee Rep. Collin Peterson voted no. North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer voted in favor of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of…

Senate Agriculture Committee Set to Vote on the Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate Agriculture Committee releases a bipartisan farm bill proposal. Democratic Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are both on the Ag Committee. Klobuchar says the bill protects nutrition assistance programs and Smith adds it protects the sugar program. The House Farm Bill failed last month when the conservative members blocked it over an unrelated immigration bill. The…

Rep. Peterson & Rep. Cramer React to House Failing to Pass a Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – The House fails to pass the Farm Bill as Republicans couldn’t get support from some Freedom Caucus Members. The group threatened to withhold their votes to get their way on an unrelated immigration issue. The measure addressed several issues like conservation, livestock disaster programs and farm loans. The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, Minnesota Congressman Collin…

Import Tariffs on China Could Spell Trouble for North Dakota Farmers

North Dakota farmers have 7 million acres of farmland devoted to soybean production

BARNES COUNTY, N.D. — President Trump recently enforced $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. With China quickly putting its own tariffs on American goods, one field that could be in trouble is agriculture. “We’re long term going to see some kind of impact in agriculture partly because it’s the easiest thing for them to do quickly and partly because of…

North Dakota Winter Show Features All Things Agriculture

The event draws people from all over the Midwest And Canada

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — The 81st year of the North Dakota Winter Show is running through Saturday. The event draws people from all over the Midwest and Canada and features all things agriculture. “That’s the biggest thing I’ve noticed is there’s something for everybody. So whatever you are, if you’re into vehicles, pickups, you’ll be there tonight, and a different crowd will…

Minnesota Places Restrictions on Use of Dicamba Herbicide

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota has announced restrictions on the use of the herbicide dicamba for 2018. It comes in response to complaints by soybean growers across the country that it harmed their crops this year. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has set a June 20 cut-off date for applying the herbicide. They also prohibit applications when the temperature or forecast…

Days After Oil Spill, Construction Approved for TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline

After nine years, two presidential orders and dozens of lawsuits, the pipeline is being built. Fox News reporter, Mike Tobin, has more.

NEBRASKA — The Keystone pipeline is finally approved for construction by Nebraska regulators, but it comes just days after a devastating oil spill. After nine years, two presidential orders and dozens of lawsuits, TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline has finally cleared its last regulatory challenge with Public Service Commissioners in Nebraska voting to approve the pipeline’s route through their state. Some…

Senator Franken Introduces New Legislation to Help Rural Communities in Minnesota

Franken said that every day the nation's farmers have our backs and he believes we need to have theirs as well.

MINNESOTA — A new package of legislation has been introduced by Senator Al Franken that supports farmers, producers and rural businesses in Minnesota. This proposed change would help them deploy more renewable energy projects and cut energy costs. Sen. Franken said that every day the nation’s farmers have our backs and he believes we need to have theirs as well….

Hog Operation Proposed in Ramsey County

The department will hold a public meeting at some point on the environmental permitting process

  RAMSEY COUNTY, ND — North Dakota’s Health Department is considering an application from a proposed hog operation in Ramsey County. Grand Prairie Agriculture wants to build a 2,700 hog operation about 10 miles west of Devils Lake. Some people in the area are concerned about property values and environmental problems, while others see a potential boost to the economy….

Dakota Farmers Slammed by Worsening Drought Conditions

Experts told us some producers will feel the effects of this dry season for many years

LEONARD, ND — Farmers and ranchers in North Dakota are concerned about extreme drought conditions creeping into the eastern side of the state. Some Ag experts said we haven’t had drought conditions this bad since 2006. Last year’s harvest held an abundant yield for many North Dakota farmers. But with drought conditions and little rain, the same can’t be said…