Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Farm Credit Services of America to Distribute $200 Million Cash-Back Dividend for 2017

Farm Credit Services of America, a financial cooperative owned by farmers and ranchers, approved a 2017 cash-back dividend of $200 million for its eligible customer-owners. Since 2004, FCSAmerica has returned more than $1.5 billion to...

SD Department of Agriculture Registers Dicamba Products in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has approved Engenia, Xtendimax with Vapor Grip technology and Fexapan herbicides for use in South Dakota for the 2018 growing season. These labels expire Dec. 20, 2018. The SDDA...

North Dakota Farmers Union Wraps up 91st Annual State Convention

More than 750 North Dakota Farmers Union members participated in the organization’s 91st annual state convention Dec. 15-16 in Bismarck. A mix of educational speakers, entertainment, elections, youth achievement recognition, and policy debate highlighted...

Milk Producers Thank Hoeven and Thune – Offer Thoughts on Tax Reform Legislation

From Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation -- “National Milk has worked closely with House and Senate members on the tax reform conference package to achieve a positive outcome for dairy farmers and...

Look Ahead For Marketing Opportunties Says NCTC Instructor Jensen

Small grain growers from across North Dakota and Minnesota converged on Grand Forks, ND on Wednesday and Thursday to attend the annual Prairie Grains Conference.  The two day event, which was held at the...

Ducks Unlimited and Partners Launch New Cover Crop and Livestock Integration Project

North Dakota agricultural producers can get help diversifying their operations and improving soil health. Ducks Unlimited and its partners worked with producers in southeastern North Dakota to build a simple, useful program called Cover...

Minnesota Farmers Union Thanks MDA for Action on Dicamba

This week, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) finalized new restrictions for the spraying of dicamba, a controversial herbicide. Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is pleased that MDA has acted to clarify the use of the...

Cover Crops – Another Tool in the Conservation Toolbox

By Bill Smith, Resource Conservation and Forestry Division Director, South Dakota Department of Agriculture Sustainability—it’s a word many people in and around the agricultural world have been hearing a lot lately. But what does sustainability...

North Dakota Farm Bureau Scholarships Now Available

The NDFB Promotion and Education Committee is pleased to be offering scholarships to students whose families are NDFB members. The scholarships are made possible through contributions to the NDFB Foundation. “We are excited to offer...

Minnesota Soybean Growers: State Ag Department’s Dicamba Restrictions Needed

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Drift Task Force commends the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) for its new dicamba labels. “We thank MDA for its diligence on this matter,” said MSGA President Michael Petefish....

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