TARIFFS

North Dakota Agriculture Leaders React To Phase One Trade Agreement

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who was at the signing, says this is a big first step in the right direction.

WASHINGTON — After President Trump signed the Phase One Trade Agreement with China, markets are now being reopen after nearly two years of tariffs. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who was at the signing, says this is a big first step in the right direction. “I really feel there is a lot of value here because it adds stability…

Lutheran Social Services Provides Help for Farmers

They are trying to break the stigma regarding mental health.

FARGO, N.D.- The recent snow storm has taken a toll on many farmers across North Dakota and Minnesota. Whether it’s because of shame or pride, many farmers decide not to reach out for help when they’re feeling stressed or in a bad place. Area farmers have been dealing with a lot of stress due to weather, low commodity prices and…

Trade war and year-long E-15 sales impact farmers differently

UNITED STATES – Some farmers are feeling uneasy with the talk of tariffs with Mexico. Others, are happy the Trump Administration approved year-round sales of E-15 gas. That’s fuel with 15% ethanol. It used to be banned in the Summer. President Donald Trump has announced a 5% tariff on goods imported from Mexico. His administration threatens to bring the taxes up…

Sen. Hoeven Meets With Producers Affected by Tariffs to Discuss Agriculture Assistance Plan

The $16 Billion plan has three elements

FARGO, N.D. — Many farmers across the country are hurting because of the trade war. North Dakota Senator John Hoeven met with producers to discuss an agriculture assistance program. “We’ve lost so much income because of the decline in the markets, and it’s just been really difficult and a challenge for everyone in the cattle industry,” Shelly Ziesch, a cattle rancher from…

Fargo Antique, Gift Shop Stops Buying From China Because of Tariffs

President Trump raised tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on Friday

FARGO, N.D. — Donald Trump raised tariffs on Chinese exports from 10 to 25 percent. Now Beijing is retaliating by doing the same to American goods. It’s causing a Fargo woman to change her business plan for the first time in 20 years. “I didn’t ever plan on any of this but it started with a trip to China,” said…

“A lot of anxiety” in ND over trade worries with China Sen. Cramer Says

NEW YORK – The Dow Jones falls more than 600 points Tuesday as investors are preparing for the possibility of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. President Trump has threatened to increase taxes from 10% to 25% on $200 billion of Chinese goods. Despite the tariff threat, the Chinese government says one of its top officials will visit Washington…

Farm Service Agency Workers Called Back To Reopen Offices Nationwide On Thursday

More than 9,700 FSA employees have been called back to work and they have been guaranteed backpay

FARGO, ND — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says all Farm Service Agency offices nationwide will reopen on Thursday. More than 9,700 FSA employees have been called back to work and they have been guaranteed backpay. Certain FSA offices had been providing limited services for existing loans and tax documents during the shutdown. Perdue also announced that the deadline to apply for…

Farmers Check Out Latest in Technology at Northern Ag Expo

The annual exposition is held in the FargoDome each year

FARGO, N.D. — People learned about the latest advances in agriculture at the Northern Ag Expo in Fargo. Farmers and ag dealers could see the latest technology in machinery and seeding at the FargoDome. They are also hearing from companies on their new projects. Several of the farmers attending the expo have been dealing with tariffs and other economic restrictions over…

Klobuchar and Peterson Meet With Ag Leaders and Growers About Bipartisan Farm Bill

The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Collin Peterson met with area growers and leaders to discuss the need for a bipartisan farm bill. The two traveled to American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead to discuss the 2018 harvest and regional farming issues. As the weather has warmed up, their worries have lessened but some priorities still remain; protecting…

Farmers Speak Out Against Rep. Kevin Cramer and His Comments on Trade War

North Dakota Ag Commissioner candidate Jim Dotzenrod were among the speakers

HORACE, N.D. — While Congressman Cramer discussed the status of U.S. trade in North Dakota, farmers from across North Dakota spoke out against his comments on the trade war. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner candidate Jim Dotzenrod and several growers spoke at a forum hosted by the North Dakota Democratic–NPL Party. The producers called out Cramer for saying that they should have…