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North Dakota hay prices rise, but still lag rest of nation

December 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Agriculture Department said hay prices are up in North Dakota, but the state has the lowest prices in the country. Continue Reading

Ag secretary questions Corps on Missouri flooding

July 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has taken the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to task for its handling of the Missouri River in a letter questioning its decision not to release more water from dams earlier in the spring to prevent prolonged flooding this summer. Continue Reading

Judge approves USDA, Indian farmers settlement

April 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal judge has approved a $680 million settlement between the Agriculture Department and American Indian farmers who say they were denied loans because of discrimination.
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Deadline is today for specialty crop grant apps

April 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Time has almost run out for North Dakota residents, groups and institutions to apply for grants targeted at promoting specialty crops.
The deadline for applications is today. Continue Reading

Potato stocks up in N.D.

February 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Agriculture Department says growers, dealers and processors in the state held 10.3 million hundredweight of potatoes in storage Feb. 1. Continue Reading

New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

January 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

School children would have to hold the fries and pick up more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on the lunch line under proposed new federal standards for school lunches. Continue Reading