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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 thedickinsonpress.com

Farmer-based site plants seeds of love

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Megan McAndrew of Bismarck wasn’t having much luck in the dating scene — either online or in person.
Though McAndrew, 64, was ready for a relationship after being a widow for more than a decade, the North Dakota transplants from New England — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmer-based site plants seeds of love

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Megan McAndrew of Bismarck wasn’t having much luck in the dating scene — either online or in person.
Though McAndrew, 64, was ready for a relationship after being a widow for more than a decade, the North Dakota transplants from New England — …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmers pleased to have long-delayed farm bill

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited five-year farm bill — the Agricultural Act of 2014 — in a ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
“Congress passed a bipartisan farm bill that is go…continue reading on dglobe.com

Farmers pleased to have long-delayed farm bill

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed a long-awaited five-year farm bill — the Agricultural Act of 2014 — in a ceremony at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
“Congress passed a bipartisan farm bill that is go…continue reading on dglobe.com

Hoeven: Farm bill may not come until 2014

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

HETTINGER — Predicting that a farm bill may not become reality until next year, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., addressed members of the state’s farming and ranching community here Friday morning.
“What I’m pushing for is to get it out onto the fl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hoeven: Farm bill may not come until 2014

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

HETTINGER — Predicting that a farm bill may not become reality until next year, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., addressed members of the state’s farming and ranching community here Friday morning.
“What I’m pushing for is to get it out onto the fl…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Drop in grower payments clouds American Crystal meeting

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Even though its growers will be paid about $370 million less for this year’s harvest compared to the one in 2012, the head of American Crystal Sugar Co. said Thursday he doesn’t expect sugar beet farmers to turn to other crops and aband…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Other Views: Don’t take farm bill’s success for granted

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

“People can debate how much help the poor should get and whether it’s optimal to deliver aid in the form of food stamps,” the Washington Post editorialized in June.
“But it’s beyond debate — or should be — that government has a role to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Getting seeds off the ground

October 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

As many sunflower growers gear up to harvest their crops, the executive director of the National Sunflower Association has a tip he said could help farmers maximize their yield. Continue Reading