BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will lead federal officials on an environmental and technology tour and conduct two community forums, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7.
The purpose of the event is to show Environmental Protection Agency officials the latest in agricultural production technology and techniques, and to give farm groups an opportunity to discuss federal regulations and policy with the people who implement those policies.
The EPA officials are James Martin, Region 8 administrator, and Jennifer Schuller, agriculture advisor for Region 8.
BISMARCK – Pride of Dakota, the flagship marketing program of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, recently passed a major milestone, when The Master’s Hand, owned and operated by Sam Coleman, Mandan, became its 500th member company.
“The hard work of member companies; the efforts of our business development staff, and the patronage of thousands of loyal customers have made Pride of the Dakota the successful and popular marketing program it is today,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.
BISMARCK – The nation’s leading state agriculture officials have asked the federal government to let farmers grow cover crops without penalty on land for which they received prevented planting payments.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and 26 agricultural, financial and conservation organizations have told the state’s congressional delegation that crop insurance, agricultural research, trade and a strong safety net are the priority issues for North Dakota in the negotiations leading up to the 2012 Farm Bill.
BISMARCK -- Pride of Dakota is teaming up with the Hunger Free ND Garden Project at the upcoming Dickinson Harvest Showcase to benefit Elder Care of Dickinson.
“Bring a donation of fresh vegetables or fruit to the Dickinson Harvest Showcase and receive a free, reusable shopping bag,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “The produce will be shared with the participants of Elder Care home meal program.”
BISMARCK – The sixth annual Pride of Dakota Day at the State Capitol, Thursday, Sept. 15, will transform the statehouse into a North Dakota products shopping mall.
“It’s an opportunity for Capitol visitors and state employees alike to shop for high quality Pride of Dakota products and to meet the people who make them,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “More than 50 Pride of Dakota companies will be selling and sampling foods and condiments, decorative items, jewelry, art, and much more.”
BISMARCK – As the vegetable-picking season moves into full swing, North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring urges gardeners and growers to donate extra produce to organizations helping those in need.
“Donations for the Hunger Free ND Garden Project are making their way to food pantries, soup kitchens and charitable organizations across the state,” Goehring said. “Our goal for the second year of the project is 500,000 pounds of fresh produce donated to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and charitable organizations.”
BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has fined two Morton County ranchers $5,000 and ordered them to send 78 cow-calf pairs they recently purchased to another state for failing to meet North Dakota’s importation requirements.