USDA Moves Up Date For Haying & Grazing Prevented Plant Acres

23 North Dakota counties are eligible

WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA is moving up the date for the haying and grazing of cover crops to September 1st in 23 North Dakota counties with a significant number of prevented plant acres. The counties cover the majority of the eastern half of the state and include Cass & Grand Forks. Eligible counties include: Barnes, Benson, Bottineau, Cass, Dickey, Eddy,…

Farmers Will Get To Tell Ag Secretary Perdue What They Want In A Farm Bill

The Agriculture Secretary Will Visit North Dakota Next Week

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is coming to North Dakota next week. His visit is at the invitation of Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee Chairman Senator John Hoeven. Perdue will meet with local producers to discuss their priorities for the upcoming farm bill and planting season. He’ll also address how the USDA can best help the industry to overcome challenges…