BISMARCK – The recent harvest of a three-acre sweet corn plot at Lincoln-Oakes Nurseries netted approximately 37,162 pounds of produce designated for the Hunger Free ND Garden Project. The produce was donated to the Great Plains Food Bank for distribution across the state; as well as direct donations to organizations located in and around Bismarck/Mandan.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that applications are now being accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2016.
BISMARCK – At a sweet corn plot in the process of being harvested and donated to feed the hungry, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring asked gardeners across the state to donate extra fruits and vegetables from their harvest this year to help meet the needs of hungry North Dakotans.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring voiced concern about the animal activist group The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) inserting themselves into North Dakota’s animal welfare cases by conducting training sessions for local law enforcement. The sessions teach law enforcement with HSUS materials on animal cruelty and how to seize animals.
BISMARCK – Melons, cucumbers, beef, garlic, honey, tomatoes, pork, sweet corn, lettuce, jams, jellies, baked goods and more will be on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the 12th annual North Dakota Farmers Market Day at the Capitol.
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.