RANCHER

Farm Rescue Adds New Service for Farmers and Ranchers in Need

The non-profit provides free labor for farmers and ranchers

  REGIONAL — Farm Rescue has announced they are expanding their services to farmers and ranchers in need. The organization is adding livestock feeding assistance and it will be offered throughout North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska. This will add to a list of services, such as harvesting, haying, and hauling hay and grain. The nonprofit provides…

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…

Gackle Man Re-Elected President of the ND Stockmen’s Association

Zenker has been a Stockmen's member for 24 years

NORTH DAKOTA — Warren Zenker of Gackle will lead North Dakota’s largest rancher organization for another year. The Logan County rancher was re-elected president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association at the group’s recent 88th annual convention and trade show in Fargo. Zenker has been a Stockmen’s member for 24 years. His family runs a farm, ranch and feedlot. The…

Cass County Farmer Takes Over the National Corn Growers Association

He says his top priorities include trade agreements and the 2018 farm bill

CASS COUNTY, ND — A Cass County farmer has taken the reins of the National Corn Growers Association. Kevin Skunes of Arthur began serving as the group’s president on Sunday. He’ll hold the position for a year. He says his top priorities include trade agreements and the 2018 farm bill. Skunes and his family raise corn and soybeans. He also…

Gladstone Rancher Accused of Neglect Allowed to Keep Animals

Two horses were severely crippled and were euthanized

STARK COUNTY, ND — A judge says Stark County can’t seize about 70 horses and 20 cattle from a Gladstone rancher accused of abusing and neglecting them. Southwest District Judge Rhonda Ehlis says Gary Dassinger should be able to keep his animals since their condition has improved. In April, a veterinarian found some of Dassinger’s animals to be in poor…

Horses and Cattle Returned to Gladstone Rancher Accused of Neglect

Last month, a veterinarian found some of Gary Dassinger's animals to be in poor shape

GLADSTONE, ND — Seventy horses and 20 head of cattle have been returned to a Gladstone, North Dakota rancher accused of abusing and neglecting them. The Stark County Sheriff’s Office began to seize the animals last week on a judge’s order. But another judge reversed the order. Last month, a veterinarian found some of Gary Dassinger’s animals to be in…