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Farm Rescue continues to step up for farmers and ranchers in the region. This month volunteers and equipment zeroed in on two farm operations in the Washburn area where they saved the day by getting crops in the ground. Injuries in handling livestock had put planting at risk on farms belonging to Glenda Scholl and Chad Berg.
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking North Dakota gardeners and produce growers to grow an extra half-million pounds of vegetables and fruit for donation to charitable organizations, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters, through the 2013 Hunger Free ND Garden Project.
U.S. farmers who could only watch helplessly this spring as storm after storm left their fields a muddy mess took to their tractors en masse last week and planted a record amount of corn acreage, even in areas where conditions are still far from perfect.
Donations from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association have boosted reward funds for information leading to convictions in two high-profile cattle-killing cases on opposite sides of the state.
The reward in a Richland County case in May 2012 in which 13 cows and a calf were shot and killed in a pasture near Hankinson is now up to $15,100. Officials say it is the largest cattle shooting in the state in recent memory.
By Blake Nicholson, Associated Press
, May 17, 2013
Warmer weather conditions across North Dakota helped farmers make significant progress on their fieldwork.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its weekly crop report that producers had 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork.
This week, I am working with other members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to draft a five-year farm bill. This marks the next act in a play that began too long ago. Unfortunately, the previous Congress was unable to pass a long-term bill, and rural North Dakotans were forced to settle with a one-year extension.
Spring weather finally seems to be headed in the direction we’ve been waiting for so long. That in turn means farmers around the region dealing with delays will push to get their crops in the field at the most advantageous times. Safety needs to be on their minds and the minds of the traveling public.
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