WATNE: Look for more than one solution

It seems in today’s world that issues and challenges appear to have only one solution – a black and white scenario without any compromise or any look at middle ground. Many people in our society refuse to accept dialogue or information from other perspectives and, at...

WATNE: Co-ops an integral part of NDFU

North Dakota Farmers Union has been a strong advocate for cooperatives throughout the life of our organization. From the very beginning of the cooperative movement in our state, we have played a major role in establishing and developing cooperative businesses.   The...

WATNE: Consolidation hurts agriculture

In reflecting on food production and our supply channels, did we learn anything after the pandemic? Did we expose new challenges? Did we create new opportunities? Is our food supply chain functioning, as we want, or did we expose the fallacies in our system? These are...

WATNE: Ag is our primary economic driver

North Dakota Farmers Union financially participated in a study conducted by North Dakota State University on agriculture’s economic contribution to North Dakota.  The study reinforced the huge role agriculture plays in the state’s economy. The total economic...

WATNE: NDFU works with all elected officials

Every year after we hold a national election, I am reminded about the importance of participation in our democracy. Nationally, we had a large voter turnout for a midterm election, even though it was less than 50% of eligible voters. But locally in North Dakota, our...