STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Farmers want clarification
By Don Davis and Danielle Killey
Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase.
It appears that farmers will pay ... Posted on 5/21/13 at 1:12 AM
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Today's blog doesn't involve calving, planting or sequestration -- the big things in Northern Plains' agriculture right now. I think many of us involved with ag would appreciate a momentary break from... Posted on 4/4/13 at 3:30 PM
THE NEW FORTY The Year of the Farmer...
I don't know exactly when the interest in the Super Bowl advertisements eclipsed the actual football game, but for a good decade or so Super Bowl ads have become a much fiercer competition than the bi... Posted on 2/4/13 at 9:40 PM
REALLY EATING Still time to hit the local farmers market
There is still time to hit the local farmers market. Here's proof!
Here's a local watermelon that I found at the West Fargo Farmers Market today. It's ripe and sweet and worth the trip. I also pick... Posted on 10/16/12 at 6:37 PM
Farmers Myron Hanson and Troy Coons miss the rural North Dakota they used to know. That’s why they’re volunteering their time at the state Capitol this legislative session to advocate for farmers and ranchers who are being significantly affected by the oil boom.
The earliest spring wheat planted in the region in years looks pretty good, despite enduring below-freezing temperatures for 12 of its first 40 days, including a cool 28 degrees in the early hours Thursday.
A southern Minnesota farmer has been fined $12,500 and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service in a wildlife program for a rampage last spring in which he destroyed thousands of white pelican eggs and chicks. A federal wildlife agent said the incident was one of the largest "illegal bird takes" in the nation.
Sometimes the demands of the moment prevent agriculturalists from thinking about the long-term, big-picture outlook for area agriculture. What does the future hold for agriculture on the Northern Plains?
As farmers and cattle ranchers, Val and Mark Wagner never expected to know the intricacies of a vegan diet. “It’s a little hard to stomach when you’re a livestock producer and you’re raising a kid who might never be able to eat meat,” said Mark Wagner, who lives on a farm outside of Monango, N.D., with his wife, Val, and four sons.
New union proposals to offer 'substantial' movement, labor spokesman says The union representing 1,300 locked out American Crystal Sugar Co. workers plans this week to contact the federal mediator assigned to the case to request a negotiating session with company management - an attempt to end a lockout that has stretched on for more than 70 days.
A New Hampshire farm, one of the oldest continuously operated family farms in America, raised a lot of interest — and emotion — a year ago when members of the 11th generation of Tuttles announced they were putting it up for sale. Today, the 135-acre farm is still on the market. While the Tuttles wait, a new group of farmers unrelated to the family is helping to keep the operation going.
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