Trade War

USDA Plan Pays Farmers $16 Billion Amid China Trade War

WASHINGTON – The Department of Agriculture announces a plan to provide $16 billion to help farmers impacted by the trade war with China. It gives $14.5 billion in direct payments to producers covering commodities like soybeans, wheat, corn and canola. Nearly $1.5 billion will go toward buying surplus goods like beef, pork and poultry. The plan also gives $100 million toward…

Mexican Soybean Buyers Visit North Dakota Farms

The Soybean Council has been hosting groups from several countries over the past few weeks

CASSELTON, N.D. — Mexican soybean buyers visited farms in North Dakota.  The Soybean Council has hosted several groups from different countries over the past few weeks. “We’re grateful they take the time to leave their companies and families to come over here, and take a firsthand look at our crop, and we’re happy to host them and tell the North…

Congressional Candidate Kelly Armstrong Speaks to Republicans in Fargo

Armstrong says the campaign season really kicks off after Labor Day

FARGO, N.D. — With two months to go until Election Day, U.S. House of Representatives candidate Kelly Armstrong makes a stop in Fargo. The former North Dakota GOP chairman spoke about several issues ranging from the trade war to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. He says the Republican support for his campaign in Fargo has been outstanding. Armstrong says the period after…

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…

North Dakota Farmers Brace Themselves for Impending Tariffs

Farmer from Steele County thinks producers might feel the biggest impact of any group from the tariffs

STEELE COUNTY, N.D. — Randy Richards is one of many farmers thinking that times could become hectic for farmers in North Dakota. On Wednesday, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced a 25 percent tariff on 106 US products, including soybeans. “They’re the hardest on agriculture because agriculture is the only we thing that we export a lot of that balances out…