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 Projectprovides 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).
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has called a news conference for 11:15 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the Memorial Hall of the State Capitol in Bismarck.
Deputy Commissioner Tom Bodine will announce the winners of the 2017 Ag in the Classroom Calendar Art Contest, and present certificates. Rick Clayburgh from the North Dakota Bankers Association will also be on hand to present awards.
BISMARCK - The Crop Protection Product Harmonization and Registration Board will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol. If you are unable to attend in person, you may call the conference call number to participate at 1-888-346-3659 – passcode 829039.
BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture are working closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) to investigate and test cattle in North Dakota related to herds in South Dakota affected by bovine tuberculosis.
Testing to date has found no evidence of tuberculosis infection in North Dakota.
Ombudsmen and program partners in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s pipeline restoration and reclamation program will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, April 10, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol, Bismarck.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging farmers and ranchers in northeast and north central North Dakota to monitor conditions and evaluate their operations for potential flood impacts that could affect livestock and other property.
BISMARCK – North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that 35 proposals submitted for the industrial hemp pilot program have been approved. Those producers will plant a total of 3,064 acres in 17 counties.
The 2017 growing season marks a substantial increase from the 70 acres of industrial hemp planted in North Dakota in 2016.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Tennessee last week is the second finding in that state. The strain, H7N9, is of North American wild bird lineage.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Wednesday, March 21, is National Ag Day.
“As thoughts turn to spring, it’s a great time to celebrate North Dakota’s No. 1 industry,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “With our producers ready and anxious to get out into their fields and pastures, we want them to know that North Dakota appreciates all they do.”
BISMARCK, N.D. - The Organic Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m., Friday, March 24, at the USDA Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory’s Bridge Conference Center building in the Missouri River Room, 1701 10th Ave SW, Mandan.