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BISMARCK—Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber, has resigned effective immediately, the organization said Thursday, Sept. 21. "The GNDC Board of Directors appreciates the seven years of service Andy has given our organization and his work on behalf of North Dakota's business community," Chamber Chairman Steve Schmitz said in a statement. "Andy leaves GNDC having made contributions that will extend beyond his tenure."
BISMARCK—Opponents of a hog farm near Buffalo, N.D., are seeking another hearing at the North Dakota Supreme Court.
OLIVIA, Minn. — The Hawk Creek Watershed Project, Renville County Water Management, and Renville County Soil and Water Conservation District are hosting a cover crop field day from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. RSVPs are required by Sept. 15 by contacting the Hawk Creek Watershed Project at 320-523-3666 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Council is seeking candidates to run for board positions across 11 districts. Board member candidates should be active dairy farmers. Elected members will represent other dairy farmers in their respective districts and will make decisions regarding the expenditure of dairy checkoff funds.
BISMARCK, N.D. —North Dakota's roadside pheasant survey conducted in late July and August indicates total birds and number of broods are down statewide from 2016.
Nearly 50 North Dakota Farmers Union members are flying to Washington, D.C., next week to meet with legislators and U.S. Department of Agriculture leaders. Mark Watne, NDFU president, said the fly-in is designed to focus on the need for a stronger safety net for agriculture producers as well as rising health care costs and the need to expand ethanol production.
BISMARCK—A program that aims to relieve hay transportation costs brought on by this year's drought is now open, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, Sept. 5. The state Emergency Commission voted last month to borrow $1.5 million from the Bank of North Dakota for a program to reimburse eligible producers for part of their hay transportation expenses. Producers were asked to visit www.nd.gov/ndda to fill out an application.
GRYGLA, Minn. -- A Grygla man was found dead Tuesday, Aug. 29, after a farming accident, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. Ralph S. Lee, 80, had been cleaning the box of a farm truck used for hauling small grain when he became trapped in the truck’s chute and died, according to a news release. Deputies received a 911 call reporting Lee’s death at about 10:11 a.m. Tuesday and responded to the scene at the 43000 block of Moose River Road in Northwood Township, in the far northwest portion of Beltrami County.
MARSHALL, Minn. — The trū Shrimp Company, an affiliate of Ralco, and Schwan’s Company, a leading national U.S. food business, have announced formation of a strategic partnership designed to help propel in-land shrimp production forward. As part of the new partnership between two of the Marshall-based companies, Schwan’s is making a significant investment in the trū Shrimp Company. Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — North Dakota Farmers Union, in conjunction with the National Farmers Union, unveiled an initiative Wednesday designed to support federal policies for U.S. renewable energy sources. The initiative supports programs for higher blends of ethanol and advanced biofuels through legislative and regulatory solutions.