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U.S. Agriculture Secretary says it’s too soon to know if there will be a turkey shortage

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – In an interview with KVRR, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says it’s premature to know if we’re going to have a turkey shortage for Thanksgiving. He says the Biden Administration is doing what it can to end supply chain issues to get birds and other cargo shipped nationwide. That includes trying to accelerate approving commercial drivers’ licenses to…

Hoeven wants Energy Secretary nominee to support ND commodities if confirmed

By: Amanda Rooker WASHINGTON – The Senate will move forward with a vote on Energy Secretary nominee Jennifer Granholm. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee approved her nomination in a 13-4 vote. Senator John Hoeven, who sits on the committee, pressed Granholm to support North Dakota’s energy industry if confirmed. “We’ve got to keep building our energy resources. And…

Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue Coming to ND Later This Month

NORTH DAKOTA – A release from North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven’s Office says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is coming to the Red River Valley Saturday, April 27th to talk with farmers about implementing the farm bill. He will also outline the need for prompt resolution trade negotiations and additional commodity purchases. Hoeven, who’s Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, will…

USDA Plan to Help Farmers Hurt By Tariffs With $12 Billion Plan

WASHINGTON – The Agriculture Department announces a $12 billion short-term plan to help farmers hurt by tariffs. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue says the plan will help farmers deal with the cost of what he calls “disruptive markets.” It comes as trading partners like China retaliate for President Trump’s tariffs on imports. The plan involves direct payments to farmers, the purchase of…

Agriculture Secretary to Make Two Stops in Area on Friday

Sonny Perdue will stop at the Red River Vzalley Agriculture Center in Fargo and American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead

FARGO, N.D. — We reported last week that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue would visit North Dakota this week.  His schedule has just been released. The secretary will be joined by Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven, Representative Cramer and Governor Burgum in Fargo on Friday morning. They will tour the Red River Valley Agriculture Research Center followed by a roundtable with agriculture…

Secretary of Transportation to Visit for Drone Conference, Doosan Bobcat

Also on tap to speak at the private event are Gov. Burgum and Senator Hoeven

  FARGO, ND — President Trump’s secretary of transportation is coming to the metro tomorrow. Elaine Chao will attend the Drone Focus Conference and attend a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of the expansion of the headquarters of Doosan Bobcat North America. Also on tap to speak at the private event are Gov. Burgum and Senator Hoeven. The…

Senator Hoeven Talks with Air Force Secretary Nominee

Wilson is an Air Force veteran and is the current President of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

WASHINGTON D.C. — North Dakota Senator John Hoeven had a chance to sit down and talk to the nominee for secretary of the U.S. Air Force. Hoeven says he pressed Heather Wilson for support to modernizing the nuclear mission at Minot, Global Hawk and unmanned aerial system operations in Grand Forks, as well as a future Arctic mission, and the…

Rick Perry Confirmed as Energy Secretary

The vote was 62-37

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as energy secretary. The vote was 62-37. Perry, who once pledged to eliminate the department, has repeatedly promised to be an advocate for the agency and to protect the nation’s nuclear stockpile. He has said he’ll work to develop American energy in all forms which is…

Heather Wilson Named President Trump’s Nomination for Secretary of the Air Force

Wilson is currently serving as president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City

  President Trump is planning to nominate Heather Wilson as secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She served in Congress from 1998 to 2009 representing New Mexico. Wilson was a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and served on the House Armed Services Committee. She would…