BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has called a meeting of a nominating committee to select three persons for consideration as the member-at-large on the North Dakota Wheat Commission.
The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, in the Roosevelt Park Room of the North Dakota Capitol in Bismarck.
The committee will submit a list of three nominees to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who will appoint the member-at-large. The term of the current member, Bruce Freitag, Scranton, expires June 30. Freitag is eligible for reappointment.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed May 22-28 as North Dakota Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, urging North Dakotans to learn what they can do to prevent the introduction of an insect that could devastate the state’s tree population.
"Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is an opportunity to pursue public and private partnerships to encourage environmental stewardship throughout the state” the governor said.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says U.S. trade figures released Wednesday show the contribution of U.S. farmers and ranchers to the nation’s economic strength goes beyond providing safe and affordable food for American consumers.
“Our farm exports so far this year have passed the $75 billion mark and are projected to reach $135 billion, both all-time records,” Goehring said. “Agriculture is leading the way for the recovery of our economy, while at the same time, it is feeding an ever larger share of the world’s people.”
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a special local needs (SLN) registration to DuPont Crop Protection, enabling North Dakota soybean and ExpressSun® sunflower growers to use Express® Herbicide with TotalSol™ for burndown weed control prior to planting.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a special local needs (SLN) registration to Syngenta Crop Protection, allowing aerial application of Callisto™ herbicide to control broadleaf weeds in cornfields.
“Record and near-record snowfalls this past winter and heavy precipitation this spring make it difficult or impossible to use ground equipment in some fields, likely forcing growers to rely on aerial pesticide applications,” Goehring said.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging producers to participate in the upcoming June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging producers to carefully document and then report their losses due to recent storms and spring flooding.
“We are asking producers to provide this information to the North Dakota State University Extension Service or the North Dakota Stockmen's Association,” Goehring said. “The information can then be used by state officials to make a case for a secretarial or presidential disaster declaration, which will make more assistance available.”
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is asking gardeners across the state to plant an extra row of vegetables this year to help meet the needs of hungry North Dakotans.
“One in 11 of our fellow citizens seeks food assistance from charitable feeding programs every year,” Goehring said. “We are asking individuals and groups to join in the 2011 Hunger Free ND Garden Project to grow and distribute at least half a million pounds of fresh produce to North Dakota food pantries, shelters and charitable feeding organizations.”