Category: Ag Issues

Danger for People, Livestock, Pets 

Harmful Bacteria Strikes More ND Lakes  BISMARCK – The number of lakes in North Dakota showing evidence of harmful algae blooms is on the rise. Currently the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has posted Water Advisories for 13 lakes, a Water Warning for another, with the likelihood of more being added in the days and […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 28, 2023

Drought Creep in State 

Forecast Heating Up  MINOT – Drought conditions worsened slightly across much of North Dakota from a week ago. That’s according to thye weekly release of the U.S. Drought Monitor.  While increasingly dry conditions in the state are not unusual at this time of year, it is an indicator closely watched by farming and livestock interests […]
by Kim Fundingsland
July 20, 2023

Proposed Public Lands Rule Violates the Law 

Sen. Kevin Cramer  BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer R-ND, member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Public Lands Rule:   “As we have seen in North Dakota, the Biden administration has a bad habit of violating the law and blatantly asserting power it does not have. […]
by The Dakotan
April 2, 2023

Souris River Flood Potential Outlook 

Issued by NWS Bismarck BISMARCK -- The latest Flood Potential Outlook for the Souris River Basin does not contain any significant prospect of a high runoff season. The National Weather Service issued the outlook Thursday, February 23. It covers the period through May 28.  The NWS states, “The flood risks within the Souris River Basin of […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 23, 2023

Raw Milk Sales Passes House 

lydia.hoverson@mydakotan.com   BISMARCK – The North Dakota State House passed a bill to allow sales of raw milk directly to consumers.  House Bill 1515 would allow farms to sell raw milk to consumers, though farms would still not be able to sell to wholesalers or retail stores for mass consumption. The bill received a Do Pass […]
by Lydia Hoverson
February 23, 2023

Senate Leader Addresses Livestock Bill, Property Tax Relief 

Sen. David Hogue, R-Dis. 38, Minot, Majority Leader  MINOT – A bill being scrutinized during the current session of the North Dakota legislature seeks to encourage large scale livestock and poultry operations in the state. Sen. David Hogue, R-Dis. 38, Minot, and Senate majority leader, explained the essence of HB 1371 during a legislative forum […]
by Kim Fundingsland
February 4, 2023

Sen. Cramer Reacts to WOTUS  

WOTUS Definition Published in the Federal Register  BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, R-ND, member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publishing a new definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) in the Federal Register. The Final […]
by The Dakotan
January 18, 2023

Deer Baiting to be Debated at Legislature 

Hearing Set, Large Turnout Expected  Several bills pertaining to the outdoors and outdoor activities are presented at each session of the North Dakota legislature. Perhaps the most watched bill by the state’s sportsmen in the current legislative session is HB 1151, a bill to take the ability to ban baiting for deer away from the […]
by Kim Fundingsland
January 13, 2023

Drought Creeping In 

Flash drought conditions  MINOT – What the U.S. Drought Monitor refers to as “flash drought” conditions have crept into much of North Dakota in the past week. The Drought Monitor is issued each Thursday.  A flash drought is defined as the opposite of flash, or sudden, rainfall or flood. It is a rapid intensification or […]
by Kim Fundingsland
November 3, 2022

One Million Highly Contagious Chickens 

Bird Flu Infects Iowa Egg Farm   By DAVID PITT Associated Press  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa agriculture officials said Monday that another commercial egg farm in the state has been infected with bird flu, the first commercial farm case identified since April, when a turkey farm was infected.  The latest case is in […]
by AP - The Dakotan
November 1, 2022

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