WATNE: Don’t get caught up in the rhetoric

I think we can all agree that the wild election season is upon us. I am sure that every election cycle has its ups and downs and just when we think it is too long, too outrageous or too harsh, it may surprise us and change for the better or the worse. I think the best...

WATNE: What will it take for action?

Is our government listening? NDFU just finished an NFU fly-in where we had 44 participants. Our members carried the message of low commodity prices, the growing cash flow crisis for farmers, the need to reestablish the Renewable Fuel Standard, the concern with mergers...

WATNE: Covering cost of production is important

Our state’s economy is struggling due to the collapse of commodity prices for wheat, corn, beans and the price of crude oil. It is a reminder of how closely tied North Dakota’s economy is to agriculture and the energy industry. It is a lesson we cannot ignore when...