TRADE

Filipino Soybean Buyers Visit North Dakota Farms

Their trip takes them through every step of the soybean trading process

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Soybean Council hosted soybean buyers from the Philippines so they could see farms around the state and see what their product goes through from start to finish. “From the farm— the elevator, the crushing facility, the rails, and in two days’ time we’re going to see the Port of Grays harbor as well. All the way…

Big Iron Brings Ag Leaders and Policy Makers Together to Discuss the Effects of the Farm Bill and Trade

Many saying there is not one order for soybeans this year giving them no destination to move their harvested crops

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The largest farm show in the upper Midwest is bringing hundreds from across the region and around the world to West Fargo. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us how the farm bill and trade are affecting agricultural business and the products being harvested this fall. As they check out some of the new machinery, farmers and ranchers…

Heitkamp Discusses Trade and the Farm Bill With Chamber of Commerce

Heitkamp is on the Farm Bill Conference Committee

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) joined a discussion with the Fargo-West Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce to talk about trade and the Farm Bill. Those involved with the meting say they hope a deal can be reached soon so farmers can have some certainty by the time harvest comes. “As we get closer to harvest, there tends to be more…

Commerce Secretary To Visit Fargo Next Week

Wilbur Ross Will talk about the president's trade policies

FARGO, N.D. — Another one of President Trump’s cabinet members is coming to North Dakota. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to visit Fargo next Thursday to talk about the president’s trade policies that have led to tariffs on steel, aluminum and soybeans. Rep. Kevin Cramer will host Ross and says he will meet with farmers and business leaders. Cramer…

President Trump: The European Union Will Buy “A Lot of Soybeans”

the United States and the EU have agreed to work toward ``zero tariffs'' and ``zero subsidies'' on non-automobile goods

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In what could be great news for North Dakota and Minnesota producers, President Donald Trump says the European Union has agreed to buy “a lot of soybeans”. The President says the United States and the EU have agreed to work toward “zero tariffs” and “zero subsidies” on non-automobile goods. The EU will also increase its imports of…

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…

Senator Tina Smith Encourages Skills-Based Learning in Minnesota

Senator Smith spoke with local business and agricultural leaders in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Joined by farmers and community members, Senator Tina Smith listened to perspectives on national issues that might affect the lives of Minnesotans. “Well trade is good. We need strong export markets in Minnesota which is such a powerful agricultural producer but that trade needs to be fair,” said Smith. Smith also spoke with  business leaders about how Minnesota…

Who Will Be the Next Endorsed Republican Candidate?

Cass County Republicans held an open forum just ahead of the State Convention this upcoming weekend

FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Republicans held an open forum just ahead of the State Convention this upcoming weekend. Three of the candidates running for Congress spoke about why they want to be the endorsed Republican candidate. State Senators Kelly Armstrong and Tom Campbell and Paul Schaffner spoke to people in the community and answered questions about controversial issues being…

Paul Lucy Named Interim President Of GFMEDC

President Jim Gartin Retired March 15, 2018

FARGO, N.D. — The Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation has an interim president. Paul Lucy has 29 years of experience in economic development. He served as the Director of the Economic Development & Finance Division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce for a decade. The EDC board is continuing to search for a replacement for Jim Gartin who…

Gackle Man Re-Elected President of the ND Stockmen’s Association

Zenker has been a Stockmen's member for 24 years

NORTH DAKOTA — Warren Zenker of Gackle will lead North Dakota’s largest rancher organization for another year. The Logan County rancher was re-elected president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association at the group’s recent 88th annual convention and trade show in Fargo. Zenker has been a Stockmen’s member for 24 years. His family runs a farm, ranch and feedlot. The…