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Helena, Mont. - The Montana Department of Agriculture is now accepting petitions for new plants to be added to the Montana Noxious Weed List.
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Sen. Gary Cammack has been re-elected president of the South Dakota Retailers Association Board of Directors. Cammack, who owns Cammack Ranch Supply in Union Center, S.D., has served on the SDRA board since 2009 and was first elected president a year ago. He was re-elected to the post at the association's annual meeting in Pierre on Jan. 8. As president, Cammack will servce on SDRA's executive board, as well as the member services and investment committees.
Two employees of the Becker County Soil & Water Conservation District in Detroit Lakes, Minn., recently received honors for outstanding performance in their respective fields. Mead is Minnesota BWSR's Employee of the Year
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will offer “Down on the Farm: Supporting Farmers in Stressful Times” trainings across the state in the coming month. The free workshop is designed to help people who work with farmers recognize and respond when they see farmers experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and other challenges. The three-hour workshops are offered at both 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in these locations:
The Animal Agriculture Alliance has announced that five farmers and ranchers can win a free registration to the 2018 Stakeholders Summit. The 2018 Summit, themed “Protect Your Roots” will be held May 3-4 at the Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.
SWANVILLE, Minn. — Swanville, Minn.-area farmer Craig Roerick will travel to Minneapolis during Super Bowl week to compete alongside NFL stars of past and present in the Land O'Lakes Farm Bowl. Roerick of Roerview Dairy and five other farmers from around the country will be paired up with current and former NFL players — including Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis — for a farm-inspired competition to celebrate modern farmers and raise awareness of the importance of agriculture.
PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. — FFA members from around the country are invited to connect with America’s cattle farmers and ranchers at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show on Friday, Feb. 2, in Phoenix, Arizona. Through the Thank You Farmers® Project, Culver’s will cover registration fees for the first 250 FFA members and advisors who register to attend the trade show using the promotion code “FFACULVERS.”
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has announced that the U.S.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention Tuesday unanimously re-elected AFBF President Zippy Duvall. Delegates also approved measures to help assure a prosperous agricultural and rural economy in the coming year and beyond. Resolutions approved by farmer and rancher delegates from across the nation ran the gamut of issues, from trade to regulatory reform, crop insurance, biotechnology and more.
FARGO, N.D. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross recently approved six local exporters to the North Dakota District Export Council, while re-appointing another two to the organization. The six new members are Matt Breker of Fargo, Kevin Christensen of Williston, Bruce Gjovig of Grand Forks, Olga Hall of Fargo, Kristin Hedger of Killdeer and Joel Jorgenson of Fargo.