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WATNE: Hoeven, Perdue must act now

News that Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) will be hosting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week in the Red River Valley is welcomed news for family farmers. While the Secretary will see new ag innovations being developed in our university system, it’s important...
Leaders meet with Surface Transportation Board

Leaders meet with Surface Transportation Board

Presidents of North Dakota and South Dakota Farmers Union met this week with members of the Surface Transportation Board in Washington, D.C., to discuss increased rail shipping costs on farm commodities. “Rail transportation is becoming a large expense for farm...
Farmers Union Camp to mark 85th season

Farmers Union Camp to mark 85th season

In June, North Dakota Farmers Union (NDFU) will celebrate the 85th season of its summer camping program, which draws more than 1,000 farm and city kids from around the state annually. To highlight the milestone, NDFU is offering fee discounts to any youth who...

Dakota Pride Cooperative celebrates 20th anniversary

Helping producers find ways to generate extra income when times are tough — that’s what Dakota Pride Cooperative is all about. DPC is celebrating its 20th anniversary this season and hosted its annual meeting Feb. 21 at the Ramada Inn in Bismarck. Executive Director...
FUTURE OF FARMING: New precision ag major at NDSU

FUTURE OF FARMING: New precision ag major at NDSU

Dr. Xin (Rex) Sun recently proposed a question to students in his precision agriculture class at North Dakota State University. “Why did you choose this class?” Sun asked. The response: “I am the next generation on my farm. I want to learn this technology, so I can do...