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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...

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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....

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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...

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Watne calls for paradigm shift

Watne calls for paradigm shift

“We need a paradigm shift, not the same old plan,” said NDFU President Mark Watne at the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies’ conference on farm policy and the 2018 Farm Bill held April 12 in Fargo. “We need to change the conversation.” Watne was one of...

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Last week of session?

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Last week of session?

Monday, April 24 is Legislative Day 74. The Senate Majority Leader announced last week that it is his intention to be done with the Legislative Session on Tuesday, May 2, but the House Leader has not disclosed his intentions. The Legislative Assembly has six days left...

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