WATNE: NDFU sends 47 to national fly-in

WATNE: NDFU sends 47 to national fly-in

  The genesis of this column is a question I was asked from a reporter following an NFU fly-in to Washington, D.C., Sept. 11-13: “What is the importance of doing a fly-in?” I think it is a fair question, but perhaps it’s more of a symptom of the times and...
NDFU hosts farm bill listening sessions

NDFU hosts farm bill listening sessions

  Farmers and ranchers discussed a wide variety of issues relating to the next farm bill at meetings hosted by North Dakota Farmers Union July 17-19 at Watford City, Minot, Devils Lake, Hillsboro, Bismarck and Jamestown. NDFU President Mark Watne gave a short...
Congress urged to leave SNAP alone

Congress urged to leave SNAP alone

  An event was held at the William Hejl farm June 21 near Casselton, N.D., to raise awareness of the benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly referred to as food stamps, SNAP helped feed nearly 54,000 North Dakotans in 2016....
Minnesota legislature passes young farmer credit

Minnesota legislature passes young farmer credit

During the latest session, the Minnesota Legislature passed a bill that provides a tax credit to landowners if they sell to young and beginning farmers. One of the bill’s primary authors, Sen. Michael Goggin (R-District  21), is vice chair of the Agriculture, Rural...