Archive | June, 2012

North Dakotans asked to help Wyoming ranchers

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is notifying North Dakota landowners with available pasture and grazing land that Wyoming livestock producers are in need of land available for leasing. “Wyoming farmers and ranchers have been dealing with severe to moderate drought in the eastern part of the state since early spring.” Goehring said. “The situation […]

America’s Advanced Biofuel goes pedal to the metal

Biodiesel industry’s national ad effort takes off   BISMARCK, N.D.  – It’s the sound of a Ford SuperDuty™ truck run 20% on biodiesel—and it’s sending a message. That biodiesel is America’s onlyadvanced biofuel available nationwide. It’s the high road to employment and energy independence. With the new U.S. biodiesel industry ad campaign, biodiesel is ready for action. […]

Food Reps Impressed by U.S. Soy Sustainability Practices

Soy Checkoff Conveys U.S. Soybean Farmers’ Commitment to Stewardship ST. LOUIS (June 13, 2012) – Most U.S. soybean farmers know they employ sustainable farming methods, such as conservation tillage, cover crops and tactics that help minimize nutrient runoff. Now a group of representatives from global food companies know it, too. The United Soybean Board (USB) […]

Conrad Makes the Case for New Farm Bill

While Improvements to “Streamlined” Agriculture Legislation Are Needed, Senator Calls Farm Programs a “Bargain” for American Consumers   Washington – As the Senate begins formal debate on the bipartisan 2012 Farm Bill, Senator Kent Conrad took to the Senate floor today to outline the benefits –  and areas of needed improvement – to the comprehensive and streamlined […]

NFU Represented at International Table During WFO General Assembly

WASHINGTON (June 6, 2012) – A delegation of National Farmers Union (NFU) representatives are in Rome this week to participate in the World Farmers Organization’s (WFO) second general assembly. The assembly kicks off today and will continue through Saturday, June 9. NFU Secretary and Minnesota Farmers Union President Doug Peterson is leading the delegation representing […]

MFU President Peterson named to MN Agriculture Water Quality Certification Advisory Committee

ST. PAUL (June 1, 2012) – Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President Doug Peterson has been chosen to be on the advisory committee that will help develop the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program.   “Minnesota has incredible resources, and as a committee we will work with the best interests of those resources in mind,” said […]