WASHINGTON – With less than two weeks before federal lawmakers take a holiday break, prospects in Congress for a speedy passage of the long-delayed farm bill appear to be fading.
The rumors are true. The Environmental Protection Agency has announced formally its plan to reduce minimum biofuel volumes for 2014, which roughly match the levels in a leaked October memo. The stated reason is that the EPA doesn't believe that the nation's infrastructure and fleet can deliver or utilize the original mandated levels.
WASHINGTON - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday accused Senate Democrats of blocking the path to a new U.S. farm bill that would cut food stamp benefits for the poor and boost crop insurance coverage for farmers.
Finishing a Thanksgiving Day meal is a treat and enjoyed by many but, unfortunately, not by all. The goal remains to somehow assure that everyone has access to safe and affordable food. The world would be a happier place if that were the case. While we reach out to better feed our neighbors, we also need assurance that the progress we have made in feeding our neighbors remains intact.
Sweeping health care reform legislation means many North Dakotans have more health insurance options.
CONRAD, Mont. – If it wasn’t for the Hutterites, the Big Sky State would be home to only a small number of hogs. Forty colonies account for a whopping 95 percent of Montana’s hog production.RELATED CONTENT
MOORHEAD – A Minnesota Hay Bank dedicated to helping horse owners feed their animals during rough times is preparing for another winter of high demand and short supply.
GRAND FORKS – A veteran soybean breeder says he and his peers are making progress on new high-oleic soybeans that will be popular for both food and nonfood uses.
GRAND FORKS – Upper Midwest farmers have a big stake in the Food and Drug Administration’s potential ban on trans fat in processed food.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – The propane corn drying crisis of 2013 appears to be over. Elevator operators and farmers throughout the region report they were slowed but not stopped in their corn harvest when propane supplies tightened up in late October. Corn harvest was 78 percent complete in North Dakota last week, according to a National Agricultural Statistics Service official.
Larry Ristvedt, a longtime KFGO agriculture broadcaster and radio personality who suffered in recent years from ALS, died Tuesday morning. He was 71. Ristvedt was one-half of KFGO’s popular “Tom and Larry Show,” with partner Tom Wynn, until he retired in 2010. But he also was known for his many entrepreneurial ventures outside the station, such as Uncle Larry’s Lemonade and Beef Shtix sold at F-M RedHawks games.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers have nearly finished their corn harvest despite cold temperatures and snow over the past week.
BISMARCK — An Underwood farmer has been re-elected president of the North Dakota Farm Bureau.
JAMESTOWN – The North Dakota Farmers Union elected a new president at its state convention this weekend.
MANDAN, N.D. – The lack of a long-term federal farm bill is jeopardizing foreign trade offices and programs that have contributed to the best five-year run of agricultural trade in U.S. history and allowed North Dakota to more than double its exports of farm products since 2006, farmers and government officials said here Friday.RELATED CONTENT