Berger named Farmers Union Insurance agent of the year

Berger named Farmers Union Insurance agent of the year

Early on, Dave Berger may have had some lean years in the insurance industry, but the hard-working agent from Mandan has a bright future. Berger, who started selling insurance in 1992, helped his father reopen their business in 1995 and it wasn’t easy. “It was a...
Farm groups file lawsuit against Ward County

Farm groups file lawsuit against Ward County

When farmer Jerry Stroklund of rural Minot learned from a neighbor that he may not own the land underneath the trees in front of his farmhouse, he didn’t believe him. After all, Stroklund planted those trees 66 feet from the road, an extra 33 feet than required by...

WATNE: Funding for ag research in decline

Our state appears to be poised for some great growth again. Our energy industry, specifically crude oil, is seeing some large investments. Even the state has found value in using public dollars to help promote and develop this industry.  There was an announcement in...
Watne speaks in Moscow

Watne speaks in Moscow

North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) President Mark Watne returned from Moscow, Russia, this week after speaking at a general assembly gathering of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO). He presented information on U.S. multi-peril crop insurance, and shared ideas on...
WILD SPOTLIGHT: Patti Patrie

WILD SPOTLIGHT: Patti Patrie

Patti Patrie of Bowdon is a natural born community leader.  Patti has been involved in North Dakota Farmers Union since 1998 after attending a Farmers Union women’s conference in Minnesota where Heidi Heitkamp motivated the attendees to advocate for agriculture and be...