STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Goehring announces age/source beef verification program
BISMARCKA new, voluntary program to help market North Dakota beef domestically and abroad was unveiled Tuesday.
North Dakota Verified Livestock allows livestock producers and feeding operations to ve... Posted on 8/31/10 at 11:04 AM
Gov. John Hoeven wants the U.S. agriculture secretary to declare 39 counties in North Dakota as disaster areas.
Hoeven made the request on Friday to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer. If Schafer approves the request, some federal assistance would be available for farmers and ranchers affected both by drought and wet weather.
The Agriculture Department on Friday reduced its forecast for this year’s corn and soybean harvests due to drier weather, potentially leading to higher commodity prices. North Dakota’s projections remained high, however.
By Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press
, September 13, 2008
As his four children and eight grandchildren looked on, former North Dakota Gov. Edward T. Schafer took the oath to become the 29th secretary of agriculture on Wednesday.
Experience and work ethic were key words during both President Bush’s remarks and Schafer’s short speech. Schafer placed his hand on the Bible, open to Jeremiah 29:11, a verse about hopeful planning for the future.
Jonna Knappenberger, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
, February 07, 2008
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Dakota District Office has launched an initiative aimed at fostering economic development in North Dakota’s rural areas by making it easier for smaller community banks to use SBA products to finance small businesses.
February 02, 2008
Newly installed Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, the former governor of North Dakota, indicates he will not fight the Bush administration’s opposition to a permanent fund for weather-related disaster aid, despite the idea’s popularity in his region.
Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press
, January 31, 2008
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