We are governors from neighboring states and different political parties. We don’t agree on everything, but we stand united in our belief that our nation needs a robust Renewable Fuel Standard and together in our opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to weaken the RFS.
Mark Dayton and Terry Branstad
, March 03, 2014
A cattle rancher and former state senator who made an unsuccessful bid for governor in 2012 is considering a run for state agriculture commissioner, a job currently held by a Republican who faces a challenge for the GOP endorsement.
The NDFB is advancing a hubristic notion that what’s good for the Farm Bureau is good for North Dakota. It follows that the organization would attempt to work its will and impose a self-serving agenda on the state via a compliant Legislature and a hand-picked ag commissioner. Thoughtful North Dakotans should say “no” to that aim.
Fargo Forum Editorial Board
, February 24, 2014
The period of U.S. farm bills where the instruments were designed around compensation policies that used price support and supply management programs allowing farmers to remain in production during long periods of low prices — the result of four centuries of publicly sponsored developmental policies — ended with the adoption of the 1996 farm bill.
Daryll E. Ray and Harwood Schaffer
, February 10, 2014
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.
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