July 23, 2014

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North Dakota Farmers Union and North Dakota Corn Growers File Comments On Rail Service

North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) and the North Dakota Corn Growers Association (NDCGA) recently filed comments with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on rate case complaint procedures, especially procedures to challenge the rates railroads charge for grain transportation. They joined 23 other organizations in filing the comments; the largest combined filing by farm organizations in […]

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Allendale Meteoroligist Says Overall Cool Trend Will Stick Around

It’s been a cooler than normal summer for a big part of the corn belt this year. Allendale meteorologist Ryan Martin says we may see some brief warm-ups - but the cool trend will stick around Ryan Martin 1 Does this cooler summer lead to a bigger chance of an early frost?  Martin says Ryan Martin […]

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USDA Has Taken GMO Disclosure Rule Off The Table

In February 2013 – the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service proposed sharing information with state regulators about genetically engineered organisms released in their jurisdictions. Now – according to The Hill – USDA has withdrawn this rule because it found potential vulnerabilities that would have put farmers’ businesses at risk. While […]

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Deadline Nears for FSA County Committees

Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. County committees are an important link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers and ranchers elected to local committees share their opinions and ideas on […]

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