A North Dakota Farmers Union restaurant in Washington, D.C., that closed down last year because of flooding has a new look.
Farmers Fishers Bakers, formerly known as Farmers and Fishers, is scheduled to open in November.
Farmers Union youth leaders anticipate a year of record-breaking attendance across the state at Farmers Union summer camps, which get under way in June. Camps are divided out by junior and senior level age groups and early registration is advised. Camp registration costs range from $75-$125.
Back in May when Robert Carlson announced he would not seek re-election as president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, he said he wasn’t ready to retire completely but it was time for a change. Tuesday, with his election as president of the World Farmers Organization, he found a new challenge.
The city of Jamestown is truly blessed with the choice North Dakota Farmers Union and Farmers Union Insurance made to remain in Jamestown with their corporate offices. They recently held a dedication of their newly renovated office building. It is beautiful.
Elizabeth Beach and Dwight McMillan of Wimbledon, N.D., and Katie Fletcher of Courtenay, N.D., are three of 18 summer staff counselors at the North Dakota Farmers Union summer camp in Heart Butte. All three have been active participants in Farmers Union classes and have earned a Torchbearer award.
After 15 years as president of North Dakota Farmers Union, Robert Carlson announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election this fall. His decision marks the end of an era marked by growth for the organization with more than 40,000 members across the state.
U.S. Agriculture Sec. Thomas Vilsack appointed North Dakota Farmers Union Vice President Elwood “Woody” Barth to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board today. Barth is one of 40 appointments who will serve a three-year term on the board.
Gen. Wesley Clark will be the keynote speaker at the North Dakota Farmer’s Union State Convention in Minot on Nov. 19-20.
“Gen. Wesley Clark is a strong advocate of Farmers Union policies as he works to create green-collar jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand ethanol use in gasoline and decrease our dependence on foreign oil,” said North Dakota Farmers Union President Robert Carlson in a press release. “Gen. Clark will offer insight to NDFU’s members regarding what needs to be done to achieve energy independence and how our organization can help make that happen.”
Forty-eight North Dakota Farmers Union members will be on Capitol Hill Sept. 13-15 to press Congress on legislative key issues that affect farmers, ranchers and all rural Americans. The topics for discussion include the new GIPSA rule or the Farmers and Ranchers Bill of Rights, livestock concentration, dairy prices, energy legislation, the 2012 Farm Bill and opportunities for trade abroad.
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