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 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.
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.
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.
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 toRELATED CONTENT
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.