NDFU calls for release of CRP

NDFU calls for release of CRP

North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) is urging U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for emergency haying and grazing due to widespread drought. “Livestock producers need help now,” said NDFU President Mark Watne....
Investors sought for soybean facility

Investors sought for soybean facility

North Dakota Farmers Union is encouraging farmers to attend upcoming investor meetings for a soybean crushing facility and refinery that will be located near Spiritwood. The North Dakota Soybean Processors’ (NDSP) project will utilize 125,000 bushels of soybeans per...
Smaaladen takes up rural leadership cause

Smaaladen takes up rural leadership cause

Jeanna Smaaladen’s excitement turned to nervousness when she glanced at the roster of her Rural Leadership North Dakota (RLND) class in 2015. “I looked on there, and there’s a state senator and auditors on here — all of these I would call important people,” said...
WILD SPOTLIGHT: Shelly Ziesch

WILD SPOTLIGHT: Shelly Ziesch

Shelly Ziesch is a friendly and familiar face within the NDFU family. She has been a member and an irreplaceable staple in the organization for a long time. “I’ve been involved my whole life,” Shelly said. “My grandparents and my parents grew up in NDFU so naturally I...
Governor proclaims Farmers Union Youth Week

Governor proclaims Farmers Union Youth Week

Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed May 7-13, 2017, as Farmers Union Youth Week, citing North Dakota Farmers Union’s dedication to enhancing leadership abilities in young people and cooperative education. “The youth of our state are North Dakota’s most valuable...
WILD SPOTLIGHT: Alvina Skogen

WILD SPOTLIGHT: Alvina Skogen

Alvina Skogen is fearless in meeting new challenges. In fact, she welcomes them.  Upon meeting her, you quickly sense her warmth, quick intellect, and wit. She is a woman of experience and accomplishments, and a leader in many capacities, be it NDFU, Women of the...