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ND set to distribute $142 million for road projects

Governor Jack Dalrymple today announced that the state has approved 59 projects to receive $142 million in state funding for the rebuilding and repairing of county and township roads in North Dakota’s...

NCGA releases Online Research Glossary defining terminology

The National Corn Growers Association's new Research Glossary is now available online. This glossary, which covers the terms mostfrequently used in agricultural discussions of genetics, provides a simple, accessible resource for those...

NAWG President testifies to STB on rail competitiveness concerns

A strong and proactive Surface Transportation Board (STB) is necessary to help agricultural shippers and others who are captive to one railroad line receive fair rates and good service, NAWG President Wayne...

EPA RFS2 requirements proposed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday issued its proposal for 2012 requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As expected, EPA reduced the statutorily required cellulosic biofuel amount per the federal requirement that it...

Bill on Duplicative Pesticide Permits, H.R. 872, passes Senate Ag Committee

The Senate Ag Committee passed H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011, with a strong bipartisan vote yesterday. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) were...

Flooding around Mouse River causes loss of haying land

While rains continue, farmers and ranchers up and down the Missouri River area, its tributaries and other rivers in the area are affected by rising waters. Crops have yet to be planted, pasture land...

Beef Board Budget Dips More than 20% in 5 Years

The Beef Promotion Operating Committee has recommended a $42 million Cattlemen’s Beef Board budget for Fiscal 2012, reflecting a 2.1 percent decrease from the Fiscal 2011 budget and down more than 20 percent from...

NCYC early registration ends Saturday; online entry now available

Early registration for the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest closes this Saturday, June 25. With entry fees reduced to $80 until that time, NCGA reminds growers that the opportunity...

Five compete for ND Dairy Princess

North Dakota’s 65th State Dairy Princess will be crowned in Bismarck the afternoon of Thursday, June 23.  Five candidates are seeking the current title to replace Heidi Hintz, Flasher, N.D., who has...

Ag shippers raise the grade for railroads

The 47 million tons of soybeans, soybean meal and soybean oil that crisscross the United States each year must make it to their delivery points on time – or within reason. A...

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