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Cattle are warm-blooded, winter-weather ready

December 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Winter weather woes have not been a major concern for North Dakota’s livestock producers in recent years because of warmer seasons.
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Jerauld County’s FSA office to close

June 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WESSINGTON SPRINGS By the end of July, the Jerauld County Farm Service Agency office in Wessington Springs will be closed, along with three others in the state. Continue Reading

FSA offices being closed in Jerauld, Campbell, Harding, Jackson counties

June 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The federal Agriculture Department is closing Farm Service Agency offices in four South Dakota counties due to budget cuts.
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USDA’s food programs benefit nearly 10B worldwide

May 18, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that two of its international food assistance programs will together benefit more than 9.7 million people worldwide during the 2012 fiscal year. The two programs are USDA’s Food for Progress and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition programs. Continue Reading

USDA study highlights 30 years of ag innovations

February 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR American agriculture has seen many changes over the last 30 years. Most of the changes are the result of innovations in farm structure, farm business arrangements and production practices that have made possible a steady growth in agricultural productivity. Continue Reading

Meeting held to rally FSA office support in Wessington Springs

January 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WESSINGTON SPRINGS Several residents are leading an effort to keep Wessington Springs’ Farm Service Agency office in town. Continue Reading

Producers slam FSA plan to close Wessington Springs office

January 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WESSINGTON SPRINGS Residents of Jerauld County and the surrounding area are worried the potential loss of a local Farm Service Agency office will hurt their economy. Continue Reading

Wessington Springs FSA office could close under budget ax

January 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WESSINGTON SPRINGS Federal budget cuts could close some small-town Farm Service Agency offices, including one in Wessington Springs. Continue Reading

U.S. Navy to purchase 450,000 gallons of biofuel

December 31, 2011 in West Central Tribune

Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that the U.S. Navy has agreed to purchase 450,000 gallons of advanced drop-in biofuel, the single largest purchase of biofuel in government history.
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Fed ag officials hold emergency meeting on N.D. water-damaged crops

June 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It was an emergency meeting because of the record damage that may be hitting the state’s crops. Continue Reading