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TOUGH DECISIONS: Speakers discuss new farm bill programs

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The 2014 farm bill has prompted crop producers across the country to make decisions that will affect farming operations for five growing seasons.
However, experts that gave farmers more than two hours of information Thursday said they hope area prod…continue reading on

Hundreds of Dakotas ranchers apply for federal aid

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Blake Nicholson

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — About one-third of the initial applications made to a federal aid program for disaster-stricken ranchers have come from the Dakotas, and most of the money given out so far has gone to South Dakota produ…continue reading on

Livestock disaster aid sign-up set for next week

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Ranchers in the Dakotas whose herds were devastated by an early October blizzard can begin signing up for federal disaster aid next week.

The federal Agriculture Department on Monday said farmers and ranchers can start signi…continue reading on

Conservationists claim victory on new farm bill

April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Steve Karnowski

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wildlife and environmental groups are claiming victory for conservation practices in the new farm bill, where two of their top priorities made it into law.

Farmers will be required to use good conservat…continue reading on

Conservation program enrollments stopped

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

In less than five years, about 82,000 acres of high quality wildlife habitat was enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency, CREP is a state-sp…continue reading on

Millions coming to Prairie Pothole wetlands

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized



The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will spend an extra $1.5 million annually to complete wetland determinations for farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Montana.

That’s been a key frustration for many farme…continue reading on

Farmers say new farm bill provides certainty

February 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Most of the visitors at the 24th Annual Wessington Springs Farm and Home Show Monday appeared to be content about enjoying what area exhibitors had to show and offer.

And when it comes to the recently passed farm bill in Cong…continue reading on

Vilsack: New farm bill an investment in rural America

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Agriculture Act of 2014 — or farm bill — passed by Congress and signed last week by President Barack Obama, strengthens the farm safety net and ensures vital nutrition assistance for hardworking children and families during tough times. It cl…continue reading on

ND ag commissioner: New farm bill is tolerable

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jonathan Knutson
Forum News Service
GRAND FORKS — The new farm bill, though imperfect, is acceptable, North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said.
“Given the current atmosphere, I’m glad we got it. Would you like more? Yeah,” Doug Go…continue reading on

Thune: Ranchers could get blizzard payments in April

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Ranchers could have checks as soon as April from farm bill disaster programs that will pay ranchers for livestock losses from the October blizzard and the 2012 drought, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday.

“We hope the checks start to…continue reading on