North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that 37 proposals submitted for the industrial hemp pilot program have been approved. Those producers will plant a total of 3,124 acres in 18 counties.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that applications are now being accepted for 2017 Specialty Crop Grants.
Attendees at the North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association & Local Foods Conference held today learned that the Hunger Free ND Garden Project has recorded volunteer donations of more than 1.8 million pounds of fresh produce to food pantries, soup kitchens, and other charitable community programs since the program started in 2010.
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North Dakota Agriculture in the News
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded grants totaling $52,500 for 13 projects to plant orchards and gardens in local communities.
“The North Dakota Community Orchard Project provides educational opportunities and fosters community spirit by bringing people together to plant and tend these orchards and gardens,” said Goehring. “The fruits and vegetables produced will benefit communities, schools and those in need.”
BISMARCK, N.D. – Today is North Dakota Agriculture Day at the State Capitol.
“Our farmers and ranchers produce a wide array of products, used here and around the world,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “We want them to know that North Dakota appreciates all they do.”
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is advising the public to be aware of and learn to identify Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), a pigweed species that has the potential to be devastating to North Dakota agriculture.
BISMARCK – April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. With warmer weather on the way, it is important for the public to be aware of invasive species. Each year, harmful invasive plant pests and diseases cost the U.S. $40 billion in crop losses, damage to forests and expensive eradication and control efforts, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).