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Panel rejects proposed DU land purchase in Grand Forks County

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A panel that regulates the purchase of land by nonprofit groups in North Dakota has rejected a Ducks Unlimited proposal to buy 160 acres of land in Grand Forks County.
According to Terry Steinwand, director of the North Dakota Game a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND Farmers Union president looks back on first year in office

November 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Woody Barth’s first year on the job included drought and the failure by Congress to approve a new farm bill. Barth took over as president a year ago, replacing Robert Carlson, who retired after nearly 15 years in the post. Continue Reading

Woody Barth, Jamestown, N.D., column: Farmers Union helped grow proposed fertilizer plant

September 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

CHS, the largest cooperative in the United States, recently announced plans to build a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in Spiritwood, N.D.
North Dakota Farmers Union was a driving force behind this announcement. Continue Reading

New proposal to cap farm payments

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A new proposal to place a hard cap on farm payments to individual farmers has the strong endorsement of the president of one of North Dakota’s two largest farm groups. The president of the other farm group said “reasonable limits” are needed, although it’s difficult to say exactly what they should be. Continue Reading

Precision agriculture an evolving process

January 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

That’s the message from an array of scientists and equipment providers, who spoke at the newly-launched Precision Agriculture Summit in Jamestown, N.D., organized by the Red River Valley Research Corridor and hosted at the North Dakota Farmers Union headquarters. Continue Reading

N.D. man selected to lead international farm group

September 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Farmers Union says Robert Carlson will lead the World Farmers Organization, a group aimed at finding solutions to global food security issues. Continue Reading

Farmers, policymakers ponder farm bill

July 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Farmers have been most surprised about two things when attending July informational meetings in North Dakota about the 2012 farm bill the federal subsidy for crop insurance and the sheer amount of federal outlays for agricultural programs in the state. Continue Reading

North Dakota Farmers Union president won’t run for re-election

May 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Robert Carlson has been the group’s president for 15 years. The Farmers Union is based in Jamestown. The group says it has more than 40,000 members. Continue Reading