farming

Farm Rescue to assist ranchers with livestock feed

Nov 22, 2017

Farm Rescue has helped over 500 farm families through injury, illness and natural disasters since 2006 - and now they're focusing on helping ranching families this winter.

Dan Errdman is a spokesman for Farm Rescue. He says Farm Rescue has hauled hay for livestock feeding assistance since 2012, including this past summer during the draught. This winter Farm Rescue is expanding its livestock feeding assistance throughout its entire service area, which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa. He says they're now looking for volunteers.

ND Grain Growers Assoc.

An interim Legislative committee has begun a study of vomitoxin.

That’s a fungus that affects small grain crops – and can render the crop useless.

"It's cost billions of dollars over the past three or four decades," said North Dakota Grain Growers executive director Dan Wogsland. "Not just to farmers, but to elevator operators, end users and everything else."

Wogsland said in 2016, vomitoxin was a serious problem in the durum crop.

Pollinator Summit held in Bismarck

Jul 31, 2013

North Dakota farmers, landowners, and beekeepers are meeting in Bismarck to discuss ideas of how to best protect honeybees.

Doug Goehring is North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner. He is also the moderator of the meeting.

Goehring said the discussion of how to best protect honeybees has drastically increased in the last year and half at the state and national levels.

Goehring said the goal of the meeting is to get an idea of how to provide a balanced approach to minimize negative impacts on beekeepers, agriculture and the general public.

Elevator numbers, grain storage capacity up

Aug 14, 2012

More elevators, more capacity.

""Actually, we're licensing more bushels than we've had in the past," said North Dakota Public Service Commission chairman Brian Kalk. He says the number of state and federally-licensed elevators has gone up – from 389 last year to 396 this year. And he says the total capacity went from 368-point-one million bushels last year to a record 379-point-8 million bushels this year.

Commissioner Kevin Cramer says there’s another trend – more farmers are building on-farm storage.

Burleigh County farmer wins national "green" award

May 18, 2012

A Burleigh County ranch family has won a national award.

Gabe and Shelley Brown – and their son, Paul – have a ranch east of Bismarck.  As Prairie Public's Dave Thompson reports, the family received the “Growing Green Award" from the Natural Resources Defense Council.