Sen. John Hoeven

USDA Authorizes Emergency Crop Insurance Procedures During Severe Drought

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized emergency procedures and issued new flexibilities for crop insurance providers to help ensure quick and fair adjustments and payments to producers. It comes as they weather severe drought conditions. USDA is allowing insurance companies to accept delayed notices of loss in certain situations. They are also simplifying paperwork requirements for filing…

Bismarck-based Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp. Buys Coal Creek Station

BISMARCK, N.D. — State leaders are celebrating the sale of Coal Creek Station in McLean County to Rainbow Energy Center. Nexus Line is buying the transmission system. Rainbow Energy Center and Nexus Line are both affiliates of Bismarck-based Rainbow Energy Marketing Corp. Great River Energy announced in May 2020 its plans to retire Coal Creek Station in Underwood, North Dakota…

Cramer opposes Jan. 6 Special Commission bill, Hoeven says committees already working on issue

Sens. Kevin Cramer & John HoevenWASHINGTON (KVRR) – Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) says he will not support a bill that would create a special commission to study the Jan. 6 insurrection incident at the U.S. Capitol. “I oppose the House’s Jan. 6 Commission bill” Cramer wrote on social media. “We have committees studying what happened, & there have been hundreds…

Hoeven, Cramer blast reintroduction of Green New Deal

Sens. Kevin Cramer & John HoevenWASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota’s U.S. Senators say the Green New Deal would cost taxpayers a fortune and force the nation’s economy into bankruptcy. Members of the progressive “Squad” rallied around a new push for the Green New Deal Tuesday with separate bills for public housing, a civilian climate corps and funding for cities. “The…

Sen. Hoeven Checks On Security Along Northern Border

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption BURKE CO., N.D. — Following his trip south last month, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven is getting a look at operations along the northern border. The Republican is a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Committee. He was joined by county sheriffs from Burke, Divide and Renville counties along with Border Patrol and other…

Lawmakers derail plan seen as bailout for Hoeven’s bank

BISMARCK, N.D. – Budget writers in the Republican-controlled North Dakota House want to derail legislation to save a troubled shipping facility. The move comes after criticism that the move was a bailout for banks, including one owned by GOP U.S. Sen. John Hoeven. Five Minot-area lawmakers sponsored the legislation for the intermodal shipping facility that sought to provide $8.2 million…

ND & MN Senators React To The Return of Tom Vilsack as Ag Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack was confirmed by the Senate this week as the next Agriculture Secretary, a job he held previously for 8 years. Minnesota and North Dakota lawmakers were asked about what’s in store for agriculture under the Biden administration. In a 92-7 vote Tuesday, Vilsack was confirmed to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture….

Hoeven to seek third term in Senate

FARGO (KVRR) – Sen. John Hoeven is running for reelection.  Hoeven’s campaign office confirms that he plans to seek a third term in the Senate in 2022. “The answer is yes, Senator Hoeven is planning to run for re-election” according to Hoeven campaign spokesman Don Larson. Hoeven was first elected to the Senate in 2010, defeating Democrat Tracy Potter.  He…