Advertise in Print | Subscriptions

Race for ND agriculture commissioner is all about oil

Race for ND agriculture commissioner is all about oil

North Dakota’s biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state’s agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of new wells and pipelines.

RELATED CONTENT

Corps says F-M diversion likely to be built as proposed regardless of DNR environmental review

Corps officials say the $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead diversion project will likely be built as proposed, regardless of an environmental review on the Minnesota side.

Study shows Zilmax has no negative effects on cattle health

LINCOLN, Neb. — The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.

Poultry rule would shift inspection responsibilities

A coalition of consumer groups has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of Management and Budget to release the latest version of a rule to change poultry inspection and open a new comment period.

Landowners and energy developers need solutions

Landowners and energy developers need solutions

I recently spoke at the International Legislators Forum, which is an annual meeting of legislators from Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota put on by the Consensus Council. The forum “provides an opportunity for delegates to share information, understand problems, build relationships and develop collaborative agreements on a wide variety of issues.” I spoke on a panel about landowner perspectives related to

RELATED CONTENT

SD has a proud heritage in agriculture

Recently, I attended the fifth-annual Governor’s Agricultural Summit in Deadwood, S.D. Each summer, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture holds the summit for producers, elected officials and local business leaders to network, share best practices and learn about the policies that regularly impact agriculture. This year, there were presentations and demonstrations on the farm bill, regulatory issues, transportation infrastructure, wildland fire and mountain pine beetle treatment.

Don't bring brucellosis with bison

We have a deep appreciation of bison, those symbols of the American West that have played such a prominent part in the history and culture of South Dakota.

Nation shoulders 22 commodity check-off programs

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there now are federal commodity checkoffs for beef, blueberries, Christmas trees, cotton, dairy products, eggs, fluid milk, Hass avocados, “Honey Packers and Importers,” lamb, mango, mushrooms, paper and paper-based packaging, peanuts, popcorn, pork, potatoes, processed raspberries, softwood lumber, sorghum, soybeans and watermelons.

Keep animals safe in hot temps

Keep animals safe in hot temps

BROOKINGS, S.D. — Weather forecasters are predicting the hottest temperatures so far this summer to arrive sometime this week, accompanied by intense humidity.

RELATED CONTENT

Officials at Minn. meeting say farmers need to manage water before government steps in

Officials at Minn. meeting say farmers need to manage water before government steps in

If Minnesota farmers don’t cooperate to manage water, the federal and state government will do it for them, officials at a water issues forum said Thursday.

RELATED CONTENT

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek

The July 21 issue of Agweek touches on multiple topics, including the increased interest in installing on-farm storage, crop conditions and more. Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a sneak peek into the magazine.

RELATED CONTENT

Neighbors say SD farm’s hog odor is too much

The neighbors of one of the largest swine farms in South Dakota’s Davison County said Tuesday the owners are not doing enough to make sure the farm’s odor is limited.

Insect farm established in South Africa for livestock feed

Work on the world’s largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project won much-needed funding from investors, propelling the use of insects as livestock feed beyond academic theory to a commercial venture.

ND cattle numbers rise with prices

ND cattle numbers rise with prices

In almost five decades of raising cattle, Frank Matejcek hasn’t seen prices as high as they are today. That’s in part because of a decreasing number of beef cows in parts of the U.S. Matejcek, who runs the Red River Angus farm north of Grand Forks, N.D., with his wife Lucy, notes that cattle are like any other commodity that goes through price cycles.

RELATED CONTENT

Latest News

Montana hail insurance deadline approaches, Hoeven asks the Senate to eliminate the Waters of the U.S. rule and USDA provides an update on disaster assistance.

View More Livestock Articles