An editorial by Stewart Truelsen -- With the 21st century a little more than a decade old, it is readily apparent how this century will be different from the last one for American agriculture. The major difference has nothing to do with organic farming, biotechnology or biofuels. It’s not about new forms of agriculture or new markets. The difference has nothing to do with climate change or water resources; it’s even broader and more fundamental than that.
Bank of North Dakota (BND) has implemented new, low-interest, disaster relief loan programs to help businesses and agricultural producers impacted by 2011 weather-related events.
Tax Commissioner Cory Fong reminds eligible consumers that June 30 is the last day to apply for a refund of the state fuel taxes they paid on gasoline/gasohol purchased during 2010. The refund is available to farmers, ranchers, industrial contractors, emergency medical services operations and certain Native Americans.
BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a proclamation signed by the President, Governor Jack Dalrymple is calling on North Dakotans to observe Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, and National Flag Week, the week beginning June 12, by displaying the American flag and honoring those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our great nation.
A priority issue for North Dakota Farm Bureau has received attention from North Dakota leaders. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring have asked federal officials to make an exception in prevented planting policy for producers in the Devils Lake basin whose farms have shrunk or disappeared due to the lake’s rising waters.
A June 3 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California allowing the American Farm Bureau Federation and other agricultural groups to intervene in a major lawsuit over pesticide use and the Endangered Species Act gives the groups a “seat at the table” in settlement discussions, according to Ellen Steen, AFBF’s general counsel.
An editorial by American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman - Sustainability. Organic. Biotech. Big Ag. Local. Pure. These are just a few labels being tossed around freely to discuss something that I’ve always thought of as a pretty simple and straight-forward concept: Eating.
It is decision time for many North Dakota producers because wet weather has pushed them beyond the date where they can opt for prevented planting insurance.