October 26, 2016

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NDFU President Reflects on Trip to The Eternal City

North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne recently traveled overseas to speak in Rome before the United Nation’s Committee for World Food Security, as a representative of the World Farmers Organization. This is the first time in 43 years that farmers, through the WFO, have been able to participate in the international discussion on food […]


Updated GIPSA Rules Move On Minus Support From Livestock Groups

Livestock groups such as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the National Pork Producers Council, the National Chicken Council and the North American Meat Institute may not support the proposed changes, but last week USDA forwarded a long pending update to the GIPSA Act onto the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for economic evaluation.  The biggest […]


National Corn Growers Association Accepting Applications For The 2018 Corn Board

The National Corn Growers Association Nominating Committee is now accepting applications from members for the 2018 Corn Board.  Through the Corn Board, members can become an integral part of the organization’s leadership. Click here for the application, which provides complete information on requirements, responsibilities and deadlines. “I have had the privilege of working with so many talented, […]


Leaders Urge Growers – Fill Out Those Surveys This Fall

Government officials last week indicated that USDA wants to get more farmers to complete its surveys after responses fell to a record low of 66.5 percent in a Sept. 30 grain stocks report. USDA has formed an internal committee to improve response rates, and was also working with farmer groups such as the National Corn […]


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