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Ag Secretary Vilsack says CRP policies modified to help farmers affected by drought

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Monday announced that the Farm Service Agency is modifying its Conservation Reserve Program policies to help those affected by sustained drought conditions. The policy changes influence FSA rules governing emergency grazing....

Dalrymple’s request for increased federal disaster approved-ND eligible for 90/10 percent federal cost share

Governor Jack Dalrymple yesterday announced that the President has approved his request for the federal government to reimburse 90 percent of the eligible costs incurred as a result of major flooding in areas throughout...

ND & SD harvests underway

North Dakota Some producers reported insect damage and concerns that the recent excessive moisture would promote disease. Access to fields remained an issue in a few areas. As of August 7, barley was 99 percent headed,...

Soybean Checkoff aims to push yields to 59.5 Bu/A by 2030

The United Soybean Board (USB) recently committed an unprecedented $3.5 million for research to identify and evaluate soybean genes that increase yields. The three-year project will be conducted by land-grant-university researchers throughout the soybean-growing...

Nigerian baker finds recipe for soy sales in North Dakota and Minnesota

Four days in North Dakota gave Sunset Bakery’s Managing Director many reasons and recipes to use more high-protein U.S. soy than ever in Nigeria. The North Dakota and Minnesota soybean checkoff organizations supported the World Initiative...

Congress heads to Recess; Leaves trade, approps hanging

Members of both Chambers of Congress headed home this past week for a four-week August recess, leaving behind a raft of priorities to be addressed when they return after Labor Day. First and foremost is...

Missouri River working group calls on Corps to outline preparations for possible flooding next...

Sens. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), along with the delegations of the Missouri River Basin states, called on the Army Corps of Engineers Friday to apply...

National Biodiesel Board announces Anne Steckel as new VP of Federal Affairs

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced on Thursday that it has hired Anne Steckel, currently chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson of California, to serve as vice president of federal affairs. Steckel, who...

More ND counties added to emergency CRP haying authorization

Livestock producers in Divide, Griggs and Ransom Counties may hay or graze CRP with written authorization from FSA under an emergency authorization granted by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency.  These counties are in addition...

NCGA’s “Off the Cob” explored the new genome functionality tool

Yesterday, the National Corn Growers Association's "Off the Cob" podcast series speaks with Dr. Jack Gardiner, the biologist selected to manage the NCGA-sponsored project developing software tools to be incorporated into the Maize Genetics...

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