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Farmers and ranchers often lament how they never receive any positive publicity in the mainstream media.
Well, ag producers got a big pat on the back through a widely watched commercial during Sunday... Posted on 2/4/13 at 11:29 AM
Many cow-calf producers in North Dakota say this year’s calving season so far has been easier than last year’s because the weather and the flooding have not been as bad. Some are delaying calving until the flood threat passes.
Neal Wanless, a young South Dakota rancher who won a $232.1 million Powerball prize four months ago, apparently is pursuing his dream of riding his horse and tending cattle on a spread a bit bigger than his 320-acre family ranch. To date, he's purchased more than 23 square miles of westsern South Dakota.
The organizations are distributing cash to ranchers whose property was damaged or destroyed during the harsh winter and spring flooding.
Losses must have occurred between Nov. 1, 2008, and April 30, 2009.
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to speed up federal aid to North Dakota farmers and ranchers in the aftermath of severe winter weather and flooding, according to a press release issued from the governor’s office.
Another round of heavy snowfall in parts of North Dakota has Agriculture Department workers busy fielding calls from snowbound ranchers and state emergency officials gathering data to ask for federal help.
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