At approximately 4:10 p.m. central time today, shortly before the Senate will vote on final passage of the 2013 Farm Bill, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., will call on colleagues to support the legislation.
Federal and state officials met here Thursday to discuss the upcoming farm bill, and area producers were on hand with their concerns.
The North Dakota Food and Agricultural Council, which is comprised of federal, state and local officials with concerns about agriculture, met at North Dakota Farmers Union headquarters in Jamestown.
Come hell, high water or partisan priorities, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson had pledged for months he’d secure $500 million in the 2012 farm bill toward water retention projects in the Red River Valley.
Not so fast.
By Kristen M. Daum, Forum Communications Co.
, September 01, 2011
The Food and Agriculture Council will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at North Dakota Farmers Union State Headquarters in Jamestown. The focus of this meeting will be on the farm bill with representatives from Sen. Kent Conrad and Sen. John Hoeven’s offices presenting on the topic. They will also be fielding questions from the audience. The meeting is open to the public.
Crop insurance, research and export promotion should be among the top priorities in the next federal farm bill, say spokesmen for North Dakota agricultural groups, who are bracing for cuts in federal spending.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, August 20, 2011
The heady boom of oil production in western North Dakota has overshadowed what also has been a very good time for agriculture.
Net farm income nationwide is expected to be more than 30 percent higher than in 2009, and 26 percent higher than the 10-year average that began in 2000. North Dakota’s farm economy has been solid, although complicated by recent wet springs that have made getting crops in more difficult.
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