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January 11, 2018
Concerns remain as farm bill tackles insurance, elements and budget
As this year's farm bill continues to take shape, the question of what impact it will have on area farmers looms large. A presentation at this...
January 11, 2018 - 10:10pm
March 20, 2017
Knutson: Federal crop insurance has broad support
There aren't many things on which just about everybody in mainstream U.S. ag circles agrees. Views differ, sometimes greatly, on most important...
March 20, 2017 - 1:00am
March 6, 2017
Ag committees begin work on new farm bill
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees have started the process of writing a new farm bill. The Senate Agriculture...
March 6, 2017 - 10:30am
January 19, 2016
'Improved' insurance option: 2016 changes to Whole Farm Revenue Protection
A good thing -- the Whole Farm Revenue Protection program -- has gotten even better in 2016, crop insurance agents and others say. "We think it will be an improved program," said James Robinson, research and policy associate with the North Carolina-based Rural Advancement Foundation...
January 19, 2016 - 6:00am
December 27, 2015
New crop insurance boosts farm diversification
BISMARCK -- Officials think education could increase interest in a new type of crop insurance that also may give farmers who diversify a boost....
December 27, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
Federal crop insurance 'fix' draws praise
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Farm groups, farm state politicians and crop insurance organizations are praising congressional action that promises to reverse proposed cuts to the federal crop insurance program. The budget bill passed earlier this year contained $3 billion in cuts over the...
December 2, 2015 - 3:03pm
October 28, 2015
Farm groups, insurers blast budget agreement
GRAND FORKS -- Farm group leaders say they're dismayed and surprised by the new agreement that includes a $3 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program. The two-year deal reached by Congress and the White House would cut $3 billion from the program, which is highly popular...
October 28, 2015 - 11:22pm
Critical of cuts: Farm groups, insurers blast budget agreement
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Farm group leaders say they're dismayed and surprised by the new agreement that includes a $3 billion cut to the federal crop insurance program. The two-year deal reached by Congress and the White House would cut $3 billion from the program, which is highly...
October 28, 2015 - 2:39pm
September 12, 2014
ND wheat insurance claims coming late
MANDAN — Crop insurance claims have begun rolling in at Farm Credit Services in Mandan, and agents think there could be more than usual. “This morning there were a few with the frost,” said Carla Tausend, insurance coordinator for Farm Credit Services. “They’ve been coming...
September 12, 2014 - 8:15pm
August 28, 2014
Ag Briefs: ND bee colonies hit all-time high
BISMARCK — The country’s No. 1 state for the bee industry has hit an all-time high for colonies. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced Thursday approximately 510,000 bee colonies were registered this in North Dakota, up by almost 30,000 from 2013. The colonies are...
August 28, 2014 - 11:25pm
June 5, 2014
US senators press for prevented crop coverage: USDA still working on insurance programs
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is requesting more federal support for farmers who cannot plant crops because of bad weather. Heitkamp wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking that he take prevented planting losses into account...
June 5, 2014 - 11:39pm
May 24, 2014
USDA won’t extend crop insurance deadline
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it can’t extend today’s crop insurance planting deadline for corn growers despite wet spring delays in North Dakota crop planting. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., requested the extension earlier this week and asked the USDA...
May 24, 2014 - 10:22pm
May 20, 2014
Slow planting prompts insurance deadline extension requests: Extensions unlikely for 2014, but possible in future
FARGO — With a wet, late planting season, farmers are approaching planting deadlines for full crop insurance compensation on various crops. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to consider delaying the final crop insurance planting deadline...
May 20, 2014 - 5:56pm
May 29, 2013
Senate debates farm bill: Limits crop insurance for high-income farmers, reject sugar amendments
WASHINGTON -- Working on a new farm bill, the Senate last week defeated an amendment to change the sugar program but limited the crop insurance premium subsidies for high-income farmers before putting off further action on the bill until after a Memorial Day break. In a major victory...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
Crop insurance rates rise
GRAND FORKS -- Area crop insurance agents are breathing a little easier. Many area farmers, for their part, are paying a little more for crop insurance than they did in 2012, while other producers are paying a little less. March 15 was the deadline for purchasing or modifying crop...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am