Woody Barth’s first year on the job included drought and the failure by Congress to approve a new farm bill. Barth took over as president a year ago, replacing Robert Carlson, who retired after nearly 15 years in the post.
CHS, the largest cooperative in the United States, recently announced plans to build a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in Spiritwood, N.D.
North Dakota Farmers Union was a driving force behind this announcement.
A new proposal to place a hard cap on farm payments to individual farmers has the strong endorsement of the president of one of North Dakota’s two largest farm groups. The president of the other farm group said “reasonable limits” are needed, although it’s difficult to say exactly what they should be.
That’s the message from an array of scientists and equipment providers, who spoke at the newly-launched Precision Agriculture Summit in Jamestown, N.D., organized by the Red River Valley Research Corridor and hosted at the North Dakota Farmers Union headquarters.
Farmers have been most surprised about two things when attending July informational meetings in North Dakota about the 2012 farm bill — the federal subsidy for crop insurance and the sheer amount of federal outlays for agricultural programs in the state.
Whitebirch at Breezy Point Resort has earned the RCI Gold Crown Resort designation for 2011. RCI presented the award in recognition of the resort’s superior resort facilities and services. RCI selected Whitebirch at Breezy Point Resort to join the group of affiliated resorts based on resort quality, service delivery and overall vacation experience, as well as an resort facilities, amenities and guest services.
New Hampshire’s newspapers were kind to Minnesota Gov. Tim his inaugural visit as a potential presidential candidate. The Concord Monitor’s headline read, “Pawlenty: U.S. is not a beggar; Minnesota governor rallies state Republicans.” The Monitor said the Republican governor “delivered a stinging critique of Democratic policies as he urged Republicans to band together and grow the party.”
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