BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says livestock producers in flood-threatened areas of central and western North Dakota should be moving or be ready to move their animals away from danger.
“Aerial surveys along the Missouri River and its tributaries have spotted livestock in danger of being cut off by rising water,” Goehring said. “Producers need to be moving those animals to higher ground now.”
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has asked the U.S. Farm Service Agency (FSA) to consider allowing farmers and ranchers who cannot access their summer pastures to graze their animals on Conservation Reserve Program acres.
FARGO – The number of organizations signed up to collect and weigh produce for the 2011 Hunger Free ND Garden Project is up 40 percent over last year.
“So far, we have 58 organizations lined up, and we are hoping for more,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring at a Wednesday news conference in Fargo. “We are also asking everyone to participate in the project by planting or buying produce to be donated to local food pantries. Our goal is half a million pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit for the hungry in North Dakota.”
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a special local needs (SLN) registration to the Gowan Co., allowing North Dakota potato growers to use chemigation equipment to apply the fungicide Moncut® 70-DF to better manage black scurf.
“Moncut® is already registered for in-furrow use on potatoes, but not for chemigation,” Goehring said. “Since chemigation is a common practice for potato growers to deliver nutrients, it is an ideal means for delivering a fungicide and ensuring uniform coverage.”
BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has ordered that all out-of-state equines entering North Dakota be accompanied by a health certificate.
“The order takes effect immediately,” said the state veterinarian, Dr. Susan Keller. “This requirement supersedes the exemption for horses coming into North Dakota for less than seven days. It is also consistent with requirements of many other states, including South Dakota.”
BISMARCK – Project Safe Send, North Dakota’s annual collection of unusable pesticides, will be conducted at 12 locations in July.
“Project Safe Send helps farmers, ranchers, homeowners and businesses get rid of unusable pesticides safely, legally and free of charge,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “It is a safe, simple and non-regulatory program that has been used by thousands of people to dispose of more than 2 million pounds of chemicals.”