FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota government and trade leaders will travel to Astana, Kazakhstan, the week of May 20, 2013, to attend the Astana Economic Forum, an annual event for economists and government leaders from Eurasia and around the world to discuss Kazakhstan’s growing economy and international trade opportunities.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking North Dakota gardeners and produce growers to grow an extra half million pounds of vegetables and fruit for donation to charitable organizations, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters, through the 2013 Hunger Free ND Garden Project.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council are seeking proposals for developing and conducting educational programs and materials to help young people understand the importance of agriculture in North Dakota and in their own lives.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) will conduct a Weed Seed Free Forage Inspector Training and Refresher Course, Wednesday, April 24, at the Northern Great Plains Research Center, 1701 10th Ave. SW, Mandan.
FARGO – Farmers, food processors and government officials met in Fargo and Carrington last week to discuss the impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), federal regulations intended to reduce the risk of unsafe food.