BISMARCK – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, along with Sen. Deb Fisher of Nebraska, have introduced a bipartisan bill called the Fertilizer Access and Responsible Management (FARM) Act that would force the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to withdraw their retail exemption policy change. OSHA issued the change in July 2015, which would have required retail facilities selling anhydrous ammonia to comply with Process Safety Management (PSM) rules, rules that were historically aimed at large chemical manufacturers.
BISMARCK – More than 20 North Dakota companies from around the state will be displaying, sampling and selling their products at the 28th annual Pride of Dakota Day, Monday, July 25, at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and Jamie Edwards, a pilot producer in NDDA’s industrial hemp pilot program, will co-host an industrial hemp field tour on Wednesday, July 20 from 9-11 a.m. at 8438 59th St. SE, Adrian, ND 58472.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 19, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that approximately $100,000 is available to fund research and promotion of honey bees. The original deadline of June 1, 2016 has been extended until June 10, 2016 to increase the pool of applicants. Applicants who previously applied need not apply again as all applications are still being considered.
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s state veterinarian is reminding livestock producers to vaccinate their animals against anthrax. Dr. Susan Keller says that with the precipitation which has fallen in much of the state, conditions are right for the disease to occur.