The North Dakota Farm Bureau has gathered more than 30,000 signatures to put a right-to-farm constitutional amendment up for a statewide vote in November.
The group needs 26,904 valid signatures.
Grand Forks Herald, 08/06/2012
A U.S. Department of Agriculture statement issued Friday marked another step that could fully deregulate Roundup Ready sugar beets, potentially allowing farmers to plant the genetically modified seeds without restriction.
Grand Forks Herald, 06/04/2012
Oil, shovel-loaders, agricultural tractors and wheat led the way to a 33 percent jump in the value of North Dakota goods being sold to foreign countries in 2011, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
FARGO — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., faces a tough task of justifying and delivering an adequate farm program — anything comparable to the expiring, popular 2008 farm bill — in the midst of a tightening budget.
He discussed the next steps in the farm bill discussion in front of a full Fargo conference room on Thursday as business and agriculture leaders urged him to continue programs and prevent overreach from federal regulators.
Grand Forks Herald, 01/12/2012
Agricultural leaders are worried the safety net for farm income will be trampled by federal budget warriors in what one official described a “sprint that’s turned into a marathon” in the political effort to replace the 2008 farm bill.
Advanced Drainage Systems Inc (ADS) of Hilliard, Ohio, reportedly is expanding its still-new drainage tile manufacturing plant near Buxton, N.D.
The fire Friday in Americas Best Value Inn, 1000 N. 42nd St., was accidental, caused by “the improper disposal of smoking materials,” the Grand Forks Fire Department reported today.
Grand Forks Herald, 12/05/2011
New chairman said it had nothing to do with labor dispute
Robert Green, 57, of St. Thomas, N.D., replaces Neil Widner of Stephen, Minn. Steve Williams, 60, of Fisher, Minn., was elected vice chairman, replacing Curt Haugen of Argyle, Minn.
Forum Communications, 12/01/2011
Area congressional leaders discuss challenge of getting bill past 'Super Committee'
Typically farm bill discussions run over two years. The committee, which is working to cut the nation's budget deficit, has two months to get its work done.
Grand Forks Herald, 11/07/2011
Tom Grabanski, the embattled Grafton, N.D., farmer whose farming activities in Texas and Colorado have led to a series of bankruptcies and lawsuits, has gotten a piece of favorable news.
Grand Forks Herald, 08/31/2011
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