NDFU praises opening of CRP for haying in drought areas

NDFU praises opening of CRP for haying in drought areas

North Dakota Farmers Union praised USDA’s announcement that Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres will be open for emergency haying in North Dakota due to ongoing drought. Starting July 16 through Aug. 30, counties designated as D2 or greater on the U.S. Drought...
WILD SPOTLIGHT: Dawn Martin

WILD SPOTLIGHT: Dawn Martin

Dawn Martin of Beulah is not a “typical” NDFU member. “I didn’t grow up in the program like most members. I didn’t get into NDFU until later in life,” she said. Dawn and her husband started in NDFU when approached about the FUE couples program. “They thought we would...
Rybergs chosen as FUE couple

Rybergs chosen as FUE couple

The Farmers Union Enterprises Leadership Couples Program is underway, and North Dakota Farmers Union has selected Valerie and Randy Ryberg of Menoken as its representative. Strong family farmers, the Rybergs continue to work land that has been in the family for a...

WATNE: Follow our ‘Grassroots’ series

You’ve heard me say before that North Dakota Farmers Union is only as strong as our grassroots member involvement. Leadership from the bottom up, rather than the top down, has defined our organization for 90 years. Much like growing a crop, the roots of a plant...
Farm bill listening sessions set July 17-19

Farm bill listening sessions set July 17-19

North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) is hosting a series of farm bill listening sessions, July 17-19, to get farmer and rancher input on a new farm bill. “Our current farm bill expires in September of next year,” said Mark Watne. “The clock is ticking. We want to make...