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Federal Help Approved for North Dakota Farmers, Ranchers

Gov. Doug Burgum requested the help last week.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota will receive federal help for farmers and ranchers who struggled with an early blizzard and wet harvest conditions. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the secretarial disaster designation on Friday. Gov. Doug Burgum requested the help last week to help make federal loans available to farmers and ranchers. To qualify for a secretarial designation, a county…

ND Congressional Candidate Schneider Wants Congress To Have A Say With Tariffs

The congressional candidate and former state senate minority leader says he is truly disappointed in the administration's actions

FARGO, N.D. — Mac Schneider says the trade war with China is affecting North Dakota farmers and ranchers. The congressional candidate and former state senate minority leader says he is truly disappointed in the administration’s actions. He says it is extremely harmful to be in a trade war, not just with China, but with our allies. Schneider is letting the…

Hoeven Invites AG Leaders to Discuss Changes for the Upcoming Farm Bill

Hoeven says the average age of a farmer is 66 and it is important to get young workers into the business

FARGO, N.D. — Senator Hoeven has been traveling across the state to get input from ag leaders on what they would like to see in the upcoming farm bill. Hoeven was joined by Governor Burgum and over 20 different representatives from around the region. He says one of the most important things to focus on while trying to get this…

Cattle Trailer Rollover Near Oberon, North Dakota

The semi was traveling from Rugby when it rolled on Highway 281

OBERON, N.D. — A semi hauling cattle was traveling from Rugby, North Dakota when it rolled into the ditch. It happened three miles north of Oberon along Highway 281 around 7:30 Tuesday morning. The trailer was hauling nearly 70 head of cattle. Area ranchers helped transport them to Devils Lake to be looked over for any injuries. The driver of…

WHO Asking Farmers and Ranchers to Stop Using Antibiotics on Healthy Animals

The organization especially wants restrictions placed on antibiotics used for growth promotion

  INTERNATIONAL — The World Health Organization wants farmers to stop using antibiotics on healthy farm animals. The organization issued a statement saying farmers and ranchers are only encouraging a lack of effective antibiotics for humans and say the overuse on healthy animals contributes to a potential deadly disease outbreak. WHO especially wants restrictions placed on antibiotics used for growth…

North Dakota Ranchers Offered More Time to Apply for State Aid

The money will help them pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their herds through the winter

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought-stricken North Dakota ranchers are being given more time to apply for state aid. The money will help them pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their herds through the winter. The state Agriculture Department is extending the application deadline for the hay-hauling aid program from November 3 to the 13. The program also…

Hundreds of Drought-Stricken Ag Producers Still Struggling

The aid is used to help pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their livestock through the winter season

  NORTH DAKOTA — Hundreds of North Dakota farmers and ranchers are expected to apply for more aid in wake of the drought. The state Ag Department is expecting at least 700 applications by the November 3rd deadline. The aid is used to help pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their livestock through the winter season. With…

Drought Conditions Continue to Improve in North Dakota

Both percentages are down only slightly from last week

  NORTH DAKOTA — Drought conditions continue to ease in the Dakotas. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows 58 percent of South Dakota and 60 percent of North Dakota in some stage of drought. Both percentages are down only slightly from last week. Recent rains led to improvements across North Dakota and in eastern South Dakota over the week. There…

Gov. Burgum Travels to D.C., Asking for Drought Disaster Declaration

The latest drought monitor survey shows nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought conditions

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Burgum is in Washington, D.C. seeking a presidential disaster declaration for the drought. He met with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to talk about drought relief efforts for North Dakota farmers and ranchers. The latest drought monitor survey shows nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional…

Application Deadline for Hay Lottery Approaching

The hay will be distributed through a lottery drawing early next month

  NORTH DAKOTA — Time is running out for drought-impacted ranchers in the Northern Plains to apply for a hay lottery. The application deadline for ranchers in the Dakotas and Montana is Thursday. North Dakota’s Agriculture Department, NDSU and the Michigan-based nonprofit Ag Community Relief earlier this month announced the program to accept hay donations at a site near the…