WASHINGTON — The probability that Congress and President Barack Obama will conclude a “fiscal cliff” bill to deal with the nation’s deficit, much less include a new farm bill in it, is low, but House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said he is not worried about whether a bill is passed before next year.
FARGO, N.D. — The 83rd North Dakota Stockmen’s convention in Fargo had a strong focus on political action, especially to oppose Measure 5, an initiated measure that would put felony penalties into state law for certain heinous animal cruelty offenses.
WEST FARGO, N.D. — The rhetoric on both sides of the Measure 2 issue, will likely only get less civil as the voting day draws closer. In response to Dennis Stillings’ March 26 letter in Agweek, I encourage readers to look beyond the tone of the debate and look at the intent of the language of Measure 2.
A new proposal to place a hard cap on farm payments to individual farmers has the strong endorsement of the president of one of North Dakota’s two largest farm groups. The president of the other farm group said “reasonable limits” are needed, although it’s difficult to say exactly what they should be.
About 150 locked-out American Crystal Sugar workers and supporters rallied in the North Dakota Capitol's Great Hall today, urging legislators meeting in special session to bring them into the state's unemployment insurance program. The lawmakers declined.
More than 100 American Crystal Sugar Co. workers and their supporters rallied at the North Dakota Capitol today. They want the North Dakota Legislature to allow the workers to be paid unemployment benefits.
The University of Minnesota-Crookston, facing anticipated budget cuts, could eliminate its agricultural education program to save money. The move, though painful, would be the fairest way to help achieve the necessary savings, a school spokesman said.
Director of Equalization Kathy Goetsch appeared Tuesday before the Davison County Commission and expressed concern about HB 1202 and its potential costs for the county.
The bill, before the state Legislature, addresses the state’s new method of assessing agricultural land based on production rather than market value. The original HB 1202 was “hoghoused,” or extensively rewritten and sent on to the Senate for further consideration.
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