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Doug Goehring, Agriculture Commissioner

 

Doug Goehring
Agriculture Commissioner

Doug Goehring has been North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner since 2009.

Commissioner Goehring is a third-generation farmer from Menoken and has been active in multiple farm organizations throughout his life.

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Meeting Notice: State Board of Animal Health


Goehring announces APUC awards funding

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for nine projects. The awards totaling $1,065,422.75 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting Nov. 17 in Wahpeton.


Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Bismarck

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase will return to the Bismarck Event Center, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3.


Goehring announces ADD awards funding

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced Agricultural Diversification and Development (ADD) Fund awards for four projects. The awards totaling $825,000 were approved at the ADD quarterly meeting Nov. 16 in Wahpeton.


Deadline approaching for organic certification cost reimbursement

BISMARCK – The application deadline for reimbursement for organic certification costs is Nov. 30, 2022. Applications will be accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2022 through the end of the month.


Holiday Showcase returns to Fargo Nov. 18-19

BISMARCK – Nearly 140 companies selling Pride of Dakota merchandise will fill the Fargo Scheels Arena during Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19.


Meeting Notice: Commodity Councils and Ag Associations


Holiday Showcase returns to Alerus Center

BISMARCK – Alerus Center will be filled with booths and shoppers when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Grand Forks, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5.


Goehring issues withdraw from distribution order to Feed Mix of Harvey

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a withdraw from distribution order to Feed Mix of Harvey for their All Around Horse Pellet 14, with lot code 081022.


Deadline extended for organic certification cost reimbursement

BISMARCK – The application deadline for reimbursement for organic certification costs has been extended to Nov. 30, 2022. Applications will be accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2022 through the end of next month.


Harvest Showcase returns to State Fairgrounds

BISMARCK – The State Fair Center will be filled with booths and shoppers when the Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase returns to Minot, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29.


ADDITIONAL COUNTIES CONFIRMED FOR PALMER AMARANTH

BISMARCK – Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed in Kidder, Stark and Williams counties. The findings consisted of a single plant in both Kidder and Williams counties, and two plants in Stark County. The source of these unrelated detections is under investigation. The sites are being scouted and monitored. The findings were confirmed as Palmer amaranth by the National Agricultural Genotyping Center.


DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR SOIL HEALTH COVER CROP GRANT PROGRAM

BISMARCK – The application deadline for the 2022 Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program is tomorrow.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA HONEY BEE RESEARCH AND PROMOTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The North Dakota Honey Bee Research and Promotion Advisory Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Missouri Room at the Holiday Inn, 3903 State St., Bismarck, ND.


ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR BLACKBIRD DAMAGE TO CROPS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding farmers that assistance is available for blackbird damage to crops through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program.


AVIAN INFLUENZA CONFIRMED IN RANSOM COUNTY; EVENTS SUSPENDED

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a commercial turkey and chicken flock in Ransom County, North Dakota. The detection extends the suspension of poultry/bird events in Ransom and the adjoining counties of Barnes, Cass and Richland, which were currently under suspension from a late August finding in Cass County. Adjoining counties newly under suspension due to the Ransom County finding are Sargent, Dickey and LaMoure. Additional counties still under suspension from earlier findings include Traill, Steele, McLean, McHenry, Ward, Mountrail, Renville and Burke.


AVIAN INFLUENZA CONFIRMED IN WARD COUNTY CHICKEN FLOCK; EVENTS SUSPENDED IN WARD AND ADJOINING COUNTIES

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock in Ward County, North Dakota. The detection triggers the suspension of poultry/bird events in Ward and the adjoining counties of Renville, McHenry, McLean, Mountrail and Burke. Counties still under suspension from the Cass County finding at the end of August include Cass, Traill, Steele, Barnes, Ransom and Richland.


GOEHRING APPLAUDS BSC CAREER PATHWAY EXPANSION

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring applauded Bismarck State College (BSC) as they embark on a new project to expand career pathways. BSC was recently awarded a $1.6 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand educational opportunities in manufacturing and healthcare.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURE DIVERSIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT FUND COMMITTEE

The Agriculture Diversification and Development fund committee will meet at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15, via conference call.


SUSPENSION OF POULTRY AND BIRD EVENTS AMENDED

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health met yesterday and amended the statewide suspension of poultry/bird events. Effective immediately, following the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), comingling events such as poultry and bird shows, sales and swaps are prohibited in the affected county and adjoining counties.


PALMER AMARANTH FOUND AND ELIMINATED IN HETTINGER COUNTY

BISMARCK – Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed in Hettinger County. The finding consisted of several plants, and it appears the seeds came from a custom harvest crew from the previous year. It was confirmed as Palmer amaranth by the National Agricultural Genotyping Center. The producer reported the suspect plants, which were then removed and destroyed.


NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO LOCAL FOODS IN SCHOOLS

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve access to local foods in schools by developing a stronger and more sustainable Farm to School program in the state.


GOEHRING AWARDS MORE THAN $3 MILLION IN SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded 21 grants totaling over $3 million to promote the development, cultivation, production and sales of specialty crops in North Dakota.


REIMBURSEMENT AVAILABLE FOR ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COSTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that applications are now being accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2022.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


USE CARE WHEN APPLYING PRE-HARVEST DESICCANTS

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is reminding producers using herbicides for pre-harvest desiccation to be mindful of adjacent crops when making their applications. Pre-harvest desiccation refers to an herbicide application that dries the plant and leaves of a crop before harvest.


PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR HONEY BEE INDUSTRY

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that funding is available for research and promotion of honey bees.


FARMERS MARKET WEEK IS AUGUST 7-13; EVENTS PLANNED


GOEHRING CONGRATULATES MACI WEHRI ON NATIONAL MISS AGRICULTURE USA TITLE

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring congratulates Maci Wehri on winning the 2022 National Miss Agriculture USA title earlier this summer at the annual competition in Ohio.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES ADD AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced Agricultural Diversification and Development (ADD) Fund awards for three projects. The awards totaling $599,000 were approved at the ADD quarterly meeting July 20 in Bottineau.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for six projects. The awards totaling $445,318 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting July 21 in Bottineau.


GOEHRING ACTIVATES HARVEST HOTLINE

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated the North Dakota Harvest Hotline.


GRANT AWARDED TO GRAPE, FRUIT AND WINE INDUSTRY

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that a grant totaling $20,000 has been awarded for marketing and promotion of the grape, fruit and wine industry in North Dakota.


GOEHRING OPPOSED TO EPA BANNING AGRICULTURE PESTICIDE USES

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring strongly opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) current pattern of severely restricting or banning applications of safely-used critical agricultural chemicals.


ALMER AMARANTH FOUND IN TRAILL COUNTY

BISMARCK – Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed just inside Traill County. The finding consisted of two plants on the side of the road that were very close to an existing infestation just over the county line in Cass County. A sample was taken; however, verification of the exact location by a local weed control officer was unable to be completed. The sample was submitted for DNA analysis to the National Agricultural Genotyping Center, where it was confirmed as Palmer amaranth.


APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SOIL HEALTH COVER CROP GRANT PROGRAM

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program is now open for applications. The program was made possible through funding provided by the 67th Legislative Assembly. NDDA will provide cost-share assistance to producers.


STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH: COMMINGLING POULTRY EVENTS NOW PERMITTED

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health has rescinded the temporary ban of poultry events and exhibitions, effective immediately.  This ban was first enacted as animal health officials responded to cases of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) across the state this spring. It was extended in June as cases continued and officials felt these types of poultry events could pose a risk of HPAI transmission.  With the warmer summer weather and bird migrations slowing around the state, the risk of HPAI spreading in the environment has decreased.  Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring shares, “We understand the challenges our small and large poultry producers faced this spring.  Rescinding the ban provides an opportunity for our youth and backyard flocks to once again participate in activities and public sales.” 


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at Noon, Thursday, July 14, 2022, in the 6th floor conference room of the State Capitol Building, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, July 21, at the Dakota College at Bottineau Alumni Center inside Thatcher Hall, 105 Simrall Blvd., Bottineau, ND.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURE DIVERSIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT FUND COMMITTEE

The Agriculture Diversification and Development fund committee will meet at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, at the Dakota College at Bottineau Alumni Center inside Thatcher Hall, 105 Simrall Blvd., Bottineau, ND.


MORE FIELD DAYS SCHEDULED TO COLLECT SPURGE-EATING INSECTS

BISMARCK – Field days have been finalized at multiple North Dakota sites to collect and redistribute flea beetles that eat leafy spurge.


BILLINGS COUNTY FIELD DAYS SLATED TO COLLECT SPURGE-EATING INSECTS

BISMARCK – Field days have been scheduled in Billings County to collect and redistribute flea beetles that eat leafy spurge.


STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH GRANTS OFFICIAL ID EXEMPTION FOR RETURNING CATTLE

BISMARCK – At their recent board meeting, the North Dakota State Board of Animal Health granted an official ID exemption for North Dakota heifer calves sold out of state at auction but returned to the state.


REQUIREMENTS FOR BISON IMPORTED FROM CANADA CHANGED

BISMARCK, N.D. – At the recent State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) meeting, the board changed the requirements for bison imported from Canada to align with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS).


DEADLINE FOR DICAMBA APPLICATIONS APPROACHING

BISMARCK – Dicamba applicators are reminded that June 30 is the federally mandated cutoff date for post emergent application of dicamba on soybeans.


MEETING NOTICE: GRAPE AND WINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

BISMARCK - The Grape and Wine Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. CST, Thursday, June 16, 2022, via conference call.


OFFICIAL CALFHOOD VACCINATION REQUIREMENT RESCINDED FOR CATTLE IMPORTED FROM MONTANA

BISMARCK, N.D. – At the recent State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) meeting, the board removed the requirement for cows and heifers 12 months of age or older to be Official Calfhood Vaccinates (OCV) for Brucellosis if imported from Montana.


BISMARCK, N.D. – At the recent State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) meeting, the board removed the requirement for cows and heifers 12 months of age or older to be Official Calfhood Vaccinates (OCV) for Brucellosis if imported from Montana.

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for six projects. The awards totaling $261,410 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting May 19 in Watford City.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES ADD AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced Agricultural Diversification and Development (ADD) Fund awards for three projects. The awards totaling $750,000 were approved at the ADD quarterly meeting May 19 in Watford City.


SUSPENSION OF POULTRY/BIRD EVENTS EXTENDED


GRANT AWARDED TO GRAPE, FRUIT AND WINE INDUSTRY; PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR REMAINING FUNDS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that a grant totaling $60,000 has been awarded for industry research of the grape, fruit and wine industry in North Dakota.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 1, in the Peace Garden Room on the ground floor of the State Capitol Building, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck.


EMERALD ASH BORER AWARENESS WEEK IS MAY 24-30

BISMARCK – Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed May 24-30, 2022, as Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in North Dakota.


AWARENESS HELPS STOP INVASIVE PESTS

BISMARCK – With warmer weather on the way, it is important for the public to be aware of invasive species. Each year, harmful invasive weeds, 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).


MEETING NOTICE: GRAPE AND WINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

BISMARCK - The Grape and Wine Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. CST, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: PRIDE OF DAKOTA ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Pride of Dakota Advisory Council will meet at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


MAKE SURE TREES, SHRUBS ARE WINTER HARDY BEFORE PURCHASING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging homeowners to research products before buying and planting nursery stock for their property.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 19, at the Rough Rider Center, 2209 Wolves Den Parkway, Watford City, ND.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA MARKET, SHOWCASE DATES RELEASED

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has released the Pride of Dakota market and showcase dates for 2022.


PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR ND GRAPE, FRUIT AND WINE INDUSTRY


MEETING NOTICE: ND CROP PROTECTION PRODUCT HARMONIZATION AND REGISTRATION BOARD

BISMARCK - The Crop Protection Product Harmonization and Registration Board will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, April 25, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


USDA TO HELP COVER COSTS OF HAULING LIVESTOCK TO FORAGE

BISMARCK, N.D. – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that they are offering an enhancement to the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) to help ranchers cover above normal costs of hauling livestock to forage or other grazing acres.


MEETING NOTICE: ORGANIC ADVISORY BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Organic Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 12 via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IMPACT REVIEW COMMITTEE

The Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 4, in the Pioneer Room on the ground floor of the State Capitol building at 600 E. Blvd. Ave., Bismarck.


UPDATED: POULTRY/BIRD EVENTS CANCELED, COMMERCE MAY CONTINUE

BISMARCK, N.D. – Earlier this month, the State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) announced that all shows, public sales, swaps and exhibitions of poultry and other birds within the state were canceled as a precaution to reduce the risk of avian influenza exposure to North Dakota birds.


AVIAN INFLUENZA CONFIRMED IN KIDDER COUNTY CHICKEN FLOCK

BISMARCK, N.D. – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard chicken flock in Kidder County, North Dakota. A presumptive positive case was first identified by the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and confirmed by the APHIS National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa.


AVIAN INFLUENZA DEMANDS INCREASED VIGILANCE

BISMARCK, N.D. – With avian influenza spreading throughout the country and confirmed cases in wild birds and domestic poultry in neighboring states, residents should not attempt to assist, move, rehabilitate or dispatch wild birds and should avoid bringing wildlife home. Poultry owners should practice increased biosecurity to help protect their birds.


POULTRY/BIRD EVENTS CANCELED TO CONTROL SPREAD OF AVIAN INFLUENZA

BISMARCK, N.D. – To protect North Dakota’s poultry industry from potential exposure to H5 avian influenza virus, the State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has canceled all shows, public sales, swaps and exhibitions of poultry and other birds within the state.


NORTH DAKOTA AG WEEK IS MARCH 20-26

BISMARCK – Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed March 20-26, 2022, as North Dakota Agriculture Week, and March 22, 2022, as North Dakota Agriculture Day.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, in the Pioneer Room on the ground floor of the State Capitol Building, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck.


BOWMAN BUSINESS IS NEWEST STATE PROCESSING PLANT

BOWMAN – Spruce Hill Meats in Bowman is the newest North Dakota company operating under the State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.


FEED TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM TO DISBURSE FUNDS

BISMARCK – North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Feed Transportation Program will disburse funds this week to eligible producers for a portion of their feed or livestock transportation expenses incurred between April 8, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021.


ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY TRAINING SESSIONS PLANNED

BISMARCK, N.D – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Agriculture Association (NDAA) will be hosting a series of anhydrous ammonia safety training sessions across the state. 


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for nine projects. The awards totaling $598,090 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting Feb. 16-17 in Jamestown.


GOEHRING TO EPA: NORTH DAKOTA UNABLE TO DISPOSE OF CHLORPYRIFOS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the North Dakota pesticide disposal program, Project Safe Send, does not have the resources or funding to accept large quantities of chlorpyrifos for disposal, nor the authority to charge for disposal of the product.


GOEHRING DEVELOPING NOXIOUS WEEDS TASK FORCE


LOCAL FOODS AND PRIDE OF DAKOTA CONFERENCE SLATED MARCH 4 AND 5

BISMARCK – The Local Foods and Pride of Dakota Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, at the Baymont Inn, 2611 Old Red Trail, Mandan, N.D.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. – A subcommittee of the State Board of Animal Health will meet at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in the State Capitol Building, Pioneer room.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA HONEY BEE RESEARCH AND PROMOTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The North Dakota Honey Bee Research and Promotion Advisory Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: NOXIOUS WEEDS TASK FORCE

BISMARCK – The Noxious Weeds Task Force will meet at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck, ND.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURE DIVERSIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT FUND COMMITTEE

The Agriculture Diversification and Development fund committee will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16; and 8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Jamestown Economic Development Center at 120 2nd St. SE, Jamestown, ND.


PRODUCE GROWER TRAINING SESSION SCHEDULED TO COINCIDE WITH LOCAL FOODS & PRIDE OF DAKOTA CONFERENCE

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting a free food safety course for the state’s local food producers. The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course will be hosted March 3, 2022, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Mandan to coincide with the annual Local Foods & Pride of Dakota Conference, March 4-5, 2022.


STATE VETERINARIAN ENCOURAGES INCREASED BIOSECURITY FOR POULTRY OWNERS

BISMARCK, N.D. – The confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in 56 hunter-harvested wild waterfowl as part of the United States Department of Agriculture’s ongoing surveillance program in North and South Carolina over the past two weeks is a reminder to poultry owners to increase biosecurity. The strain, a Eurasian H5N1 HPAI, is related to the strain of HPAI that Europe and the Middle East have been fighting in recent months and had not been detected in a wild bird in the United States since 2016.


GOEHRING REQUESTS TRUCKER VACCINE MANDATE BE DROPPED

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has asked the Biden administration to drop its vaccine mandate for truckers coming to the United States from Canada, which began Jan. 22. Truckers had previously been exempted under essential worker status.


TORMASCHY DAIRY FARM WINS DAIRY EXCELLENCE AWARD

BISMARCK – The Tormaschy Dairy Farm of Richardton received the 2021 Commissioner’s Award of Dairy Excellence during the 2022 North Dakota Dairy Convention, held recently in Bismarck.


GOEHRING AWARDS MORE THAN $7 MILLION IN SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANTS

BISMARCK – Late last year, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring awarded 51 grants totaling over $7 million to promote the development, cultivation, production and sales of specialty crops in North Dakota. The announcement was delayed due to USDA staffing changes and a postponement of the federal notice.


BURGUM, GOEHRING ANNOUNCE EMERGENCY MEASURES TO ADDRESS MILK DISTRIBUTION WORKFORCE SHORTAGE AFFECTING SCHOOLS, OTHERS

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring today announced emergency measures designed to ease a shortage of truck drivers in the milk distribution industry that has affected schools, businesses and other customers.


APPRENTICESHIP PILOT PROGRAM OPEN FOR YOUNGER COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVERS

BISMARCK – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has announced it is accepting applications from motor carriers for the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot program. Under the program, certain 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old drivers may operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce. Previously, drivers under 21 years of age could not cross state lines while operating commercial vehicles. The program was signed into law Nov. 15 as part of the infrastructure bill.


FARM TO SCHOOL EFFORTS RAMP UP IN NORTH DAKOTA

BISMARCK – Students at Fargo Public Schools will be dining on North Dakota raised and processed beef tomorrow after a coordinated effort between the Independent Beef Association of North Dakota (I-BAND), the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) through the state’s Farm to School program.


SCHMIDT NAMED 2022 WEED CONTROL PARTNER

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has named Rick Schmidt as the recipient of the 2022 Weed Control Partner Award.


LONGTIME NDDA DIVISION DIRECTOR TO RETIRE

BISMARCK – The longtime director of the Administrative Services Division of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Ken Junkert, is retiring effective Jan. 31, 2022.


AGRICULTURAL-RELATED RECOVERY EFFORTS UNDERWAY IN KENTUCKY AFTER DEVASTATING TORNADOES

BISMARCK – Agricultural-related recovery efforts are underway in Kentucky after devastating tornadoes hit the state Dec. 10-11.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER'S NOXIOUS WEED FORUM

BISMARCK – North Dakota weed control officials will meet for the Agriculture Commissioner’s Noxious Weed Forum at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, at the Ramkota Hotel, 800 S. 3rd St., Bismarck, ND.


MEETING NOTICE: PRIDE OF DAKOTA ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dec. 14, 2021


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the Discovery Center at the Dakota Zoo, 602 Riverside Park Road, Bismarck.
If you would like the call-in information, please contact Michelle Mielke at 701-328-2233 prior to 9 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF SPECIALTY CROP GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that applications are now being accepted for 2022 Specialty Crop Grants.


COYOTE CATALOG AVAILABLE

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and North Dakota Department of Agriculture are once again opening the Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort designed to connect committed coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are dealing with coyotes in their areas.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO BISMARCK

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase will return to the Bismarck Event Center, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 3-5.


FEED TRANSPORTATION COST-SHARE PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED


NEWS RELEASE: GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for six projects. The awards totaling $462,202 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting Nov. 18 in Fargo.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM COUNCIL

The North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council (AITC) will meet at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol building.


MEETING NOTICE: COMMODITY COUNCILS AND AG ASSOCIATIONS

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Commodity Councils and Ag Associations will hold a joint meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 15, at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO FARGO NOV. 19-21

BISMARCK – Nearly 150 companies selling Pride of Dakota merchandise will take up all available space at the Fargo Scheels Arena during Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 19-21.


FEED TRANSPORTATION COST-SHARE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN

BISMARCK – Applications are now open for a program that will reimburse eligible producers for a portion of feed transportation expenses. The emergency feed transportation assistance program will aid producers who do not qualify for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program (ELAP). The state program will aid producers who have specific transportation costs associated with moving livestock or feed.


HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO STATE FAIRGROUNDS

BISMARCK – The State Fair Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Minot, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14.


NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT TO ADDRESS FARM STRESS AND MENTAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) to address farm and ranch stress and mental health in North Dakota.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 18 in the Louise S. Barry Auditorium at NDSU’s Barry Hall, 811 2nd Ave. N., Fargo, ND.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HARVEST SHOWCASE IN GRAND FORKS THIS WEEKEND

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase will be in Grand Forks this weekend. Alerus Center will be filled with booths and shoppers this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29-30.


DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COST REIMBURSEMENT

BISMARCK – The application deadline for reimbursement for organic certification costs is Oct. 31, 2021. Applications will be accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2021 through the end of the month.


WAIVER REQUESTED AS FERTILIZER SUPPLIES SHORT, PRICES HIGH

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has requested an hours-of-service exemption for fertilizer haulers as supplies are short, prices are high, and fertilizer must be hauled from further away.


STATE FEED TRANSPORTATION COST-SHARE PROGRAM DELAYED

BISMARCK – Applications for a state program that will reimburse eligible producers for a portion of feed transportation expenses have been delayed while awaiting details of a similar federal program.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HARVEST SHOWCASE IN JAMESTOWN THIS WEEKEND

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase returns to Jamestown this weekend. The Jamestown Civic Center will be filled with booths and shoppers this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2.


GROUPS ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN MOUNTAIN PLAINS CRUNCH OFF

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is encouraging groups to participate in the Mountain Plains Crunch Off in celebration of Farm to School Month in October. North Dakota is competing with seven other states to see which state can get the most “crunches” into a piece of local produce, per capita.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH


SATURDAY IS POLLINATOR DAY AT DAKOTA ZOO

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the Dakota Zoo are teaming up to educate the public about pollinators with Pollinator Day at the Dakota Zoo, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first 1,000 people in the door will receive free train tickets to view the zoo’s new pollinator beds.


SECOND CASE OF ANTHRAX REPORTED IN LIVESTOCK THIS YEAR

BISMARCK – A second case of anthrax has been reported in beef cattle in Kidder County this year. The case was confirmed by the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory today. The first case, also in cattle in Kidder County, was reported in August.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HARVEST SHOWCASE IN DICKINSON THIS WEEKEND

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase returns to Dickinson this weekend. The West River Ice Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11.


WEST NILE CASES INCREASE IN HORSES, SHEEP

BISMARCK – Last month, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture was notified of four confirmed cases and one suspect case of West Nile virus in horses, and one infected sheep. Animals resided in Ramsey, McIntosh, Stark, Grand Forks, Barnes and Nelson counties. All animals showed neurologic signs, none were vaccinated and two of the animals have died.


-POSTPONED- MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


FEED TRANSPORTATION COST-SHARE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced the availability of a program that will reimburse eligible producers for a portion of feed transportation expenses. The emergency feed transportation assistance program will help producers who have transportation costs associated with moving livestock or feed.


$4.9 MILLION AWARDED IN BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that nine grants have been awarded totaling $4.9 million to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota.


JOINT RELEASE: EMERGENCY COMMISSION APPROVES $2.5M FOR HAY TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO HELP LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS HIT BY DROUGHT

BISMARCK, N.D.– Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced today that the North Dakota Emergency Commission has approved $2.5 million to reactivate the Emergency Feed Transportation Assistance Program to help reimburse a portion of hay transportation expenses for eligible livestock producers who have lost feed supplies due to drought.


REIMBURSEMENT AVAILABLE FOR ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COSTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that applications are now being accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2021.


EPA ENDS CHLORPYRIFOS USE ON FOOD

BISMARCK – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has revoked all tolerances and filed their intent to cancel all registrations for food uses of chlorpyrifos.


EMERGENCY WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) Emergency Water Supply Program has opened for applications. The program will reimburse livestock owners with verifiable water losses from the drought for 50% of eligible costs for temporary water supply, equipment and hauling, up to $4,500 per individual.


GOEHRING NAMES DUTCH BIALKE AS LEGAL GENERAL COUNSEL/POLICY ADVISOR

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has named J.P. “Dutch” Bialke as legal general counsel and policy advisor at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).


PROJECT SAFE SEND BRINGS IN UNWANTED PESTICIDES

BISMARCK – More than 258,100 pounds of unusable pesticides were collected and shipped out of state in the 2021 Project Safe Send collections.


NEW ONLINE LOCAL FOODS MAP LAUNCHED

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced the launch of a new online local foods map with a user-friendly search tool designed to help consumers find a specific North Dakota business, farmers market or product.


SOIL HEALTH COVER CROP GRANT PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) announces the Soil Health Cover Crop Grant Program, a newly added program made possible through funding provided by the 67th Legislative Assembly. NDDA will provide cost-share assistance to producers via a lottery system.


HUNGER FREE ND GARDEN PROJECT SEEKS PRODUCE DONATIONS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging growers across the state to donate extra fruits and vegetables from their harvest this year to help meet the needs of hungry North Dakotans as part of the Hunger Free ND Garden Project, which is marking its 11th year.


MEETING NOTICE: BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANT FUND COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bioscience Innovation Grant Fund Committee will meet at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol building.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for eight projects. The awards totaling $481,683.25 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting July 28-29 in Medora.


LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS REMINDED OF ANTHRAX DANGER

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s state veterinarian says the state’s first reported case of anthrax this year is a reminder to livestock producers to take action to protect their animals from the disease, especially in areas with a past history of the disease. The case, in Kidder County, was confirmed earlier this week by the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.


STATE CAPITOL TO HOST AUGUST FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET

BISMARCK – North Dakota businesses will offer their locally made and grown products, Wednesday, Aug. 4, during the August Farmers and Artisans Market.


EXPLORING FORAGE OPTIONS; HAY HOTLINE TO LIST FEEDLOTS

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says there are some options to feed livestock, including feedstocks and feedlots.


PRODUCER OPTIONS FOR GRASSHOPPER CONTROL

BISMARCK, N.D. – Drought years tend to produce more grasshoppers, which harm crops, pastures and rangeland. High temperatures also cause grasshoppers to mature more rapidly. According to the July 15 North Dakota State University (NDSU) crop and pest report, an increasing number of adult grasshoppers are present, which represents a greater risk to field crops. Adults are more mobile and fly to find greener fields for feeding and have a larger appetite. Frequent scouting is recommended to determine the level of infestation.


GOEHRING ADDRESSES DROUGHT ISSUES

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has requested the early release of emergency haying on acres enrolled in all Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contract types from United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack due to the drought. No response has been received.


STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH GRANTS SUMMER GRAZING EXEMPTION DUE TO DROUGHT

BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health granted a summer grazing exemption at their recent board meeting due to the widespread drought in North Dakota.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA DAY SLATED JULY 26 AT THE STATE FAIR

BISMARCK – Twenty-five North Dakota companies from around the state will display, sell, and sample their products at the 33rd annual KMOT Pride of Dakota Day on Monday, July 26, at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.


MEETING NOTICE: DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS AND GRAZING ASSOCIATIONS WORKING

The Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 10 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 16, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS

BISMARCK – Proposals are being sought that support biotechnology innovation and commercialization, promote the creation of bioscience jobs in the state, and promote bioscience research and development in North Dakota.


PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR AG IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council are seeking proposals for developing and conducting educational programs and materials to help young people understand the importance of agriculture in North Dakota and in their own lives.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURE DIVERSIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT FUND COMMITTEE

The Agriculture Diversification and Development Fund Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. MDT, Thursday, July 29 in the Little Missouri Room of the Rough Riders Hotel at 301 3rd Ave., Medora, ND.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 2:30 p.m. MDT, Wednesday, July 28 and 8:25 a.m. MDT, Thursday, July 29 in the Little Missouri Room of the Rough Riders Hotel at 301 3rd Ave., Medora, ND.


USDA ADDS FLEXIBILITY TO HAY, GRAZE AND CHOP COVER CROPS ON PREVENT PLANT ACRES

BISMARCK – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA-RMA) announced that agricultural producers with crop insurance can hay, graze or chop cover crops on prevent plant acres for silage, haylage or baleage at any time and still receive 100% of the prevented planting payment. Previously, cover crops could only by hayed, grazed or chopped after Nov. 1 on prevent plant acres, or the prevented planting payment was reduced.


MORE FIELD DAYS SCHEDULED TO COLLECT SPURGE-EATING INSECTS

BISMARCK – Field days have been finalized at multiple North Dakota sites to collect and redistribute flea beetles that eat leafy spurge.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES LOCATIONS, DATES FOR 2021 PROJECT SAFE SEND

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners should bring any unusable pesticides to any of the 12 Project Safe Send collections in July.


GOEHRING APPOINTS STATE VETERINARIAN

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has appointed Dr. Ethan Andress as the state veterinarian and the animal health division director at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).


GOEHRING REQUESTS FLEXIBILITY FROM RMA DUE TO DROUGHT

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has requested flexibility on failed acres from United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Acting Risk Management Agency (USDA-RMA) Administrator Richard Flournoy due to the drought.


FIELD DAYS SLATED TO COLLECT SPURGE-EATING INSECTS

BISMARCK – Field days have been scheduled at multiple North Dakota sites to collect and redistribute flea beetles that eat leafy spurge.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM COUNCIL

The North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council will meet at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


EMERGENCY GRAZING OF CRP OPEN IN MOST NORTH DAKOTA COUNTIES

BISMARCK, N.D. – Emergency grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is open in most North Dakota counties. CRP participants in counties that are in a D3 or D4 drought status, or a D2 drought status of 8 weeks or greater, may request to perform emergency grazing during the primary nesting season.


GOLDEN RETRIEVER WITH BRUCELLOSIS SOUGHT

BISMARCK – An adult female Golden Retriever under quarantine for brucellosis was removed from its yard in Fargo near the El Zagal golf course around May 9, 2021. The microchip is #900215001868719. Anyone who finds the dog or has information regarding it should immediately notify the Board of Animal Health at 1-800-242-7535 or email doa-bah@nd.gov. If the dog is surrendered to a veterinary clinic or shelter, staff should isolate the dog and employ appropriate protective measures.


EPA APPROVES HERBICIDE FOR RESISTANT WATERHEMP IN SUGARBEETS

BISMARCK – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a request for a Section 18 emergency exemption for Ultra Blazer®, enabling North Dakota growers a new tool to combat glyphosate-resistant waterhemp in sugarbeets.


DROUGHT-RELATED DISASTER DESIGNATIONS AND TAX IMPLICATIONS FOR PRODUCERS

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers who have sold, or are considering selling, livestock because of drought face the prospect of a higher income tax bill due to the unplanned sales. Special federal income tax rules are available to producers who find it necessary to sell more livestock than they normally would because of drought.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, in Project Room, Lecture Room A and Lecture Room B at the North Dakota Heritage Center.


DICAMBA APPLICATORS REMINDED OF NEW LABEL REQUIREMENTS

BISMARCK – Dicamba applicators are reminded to follow the new label requirements for Engenia, XtendiMax and Tavium. The products were re-registered in October 2020 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after a federal court ruling in June 2020 vacated the previous 2018 registrations.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for five projects. The awards totaling $194,875 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting May 20 in Minot.


AWARENESS HELPS STOP INVASIVE PESTS

BISMARCK – This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. With warmer weather on the way, it is important for the public to be aware of invasive species. Each year, harmful invasive weeds, 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).


MEETING NOTICE: SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM PEER REVIEW PANEL

The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) Peer Review Panel will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, May 12, via conference call.


MAKE SURE TREES, SHRUBS ARE HARDY BEFORE PLANTING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging homeowners to research products before buying and planting nursery stock for their property.


MEETING NOTICE: PRIDE OF DAKOTA ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Pride of Dakota Advisory Council will meet at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, via conference call.


GOEHRING LAUNCHES DROUGHT HOTLINE AND INTERACTIVE MAP

BISMARCK, N.D. –Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has reactivated the Drought Hotline and interactive hay map. First activated in 2017, the hotline and map are available for ranchers affected by the drought.


STATE VETERINARIAN TO RETIRE

BISMARCK – The longtime state veterinarian and director of the Animal Health Division of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, Dr. Susan Keller, is retiring effective June 30, 2021.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 20 at the NDSU North Central Research Extension Center, 5400 Highway 83 S., Minot, ND.


JOINT RELEASE: BURGUM, GOEHRING ANNOUNCE LIVESTOCK WATER SUPPLY PROGRAM AS GOVERNOR DECLARES STATEWIDE DROUGHT DISASTER

State Water Commission reactivates program to provide cost-share assistance for livestock producers

 

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced today that the State Water Commission has reactivated the Drought Disaster Livestock Water Supply Project Assistance Program, as the governor declared a statewide drought disasterfor extremely dry conditions across North Dakota.


PRIVATE PESTICIDE APPLICATORS MUST RENEW BY MAY 10

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Pesticide Control Board, acting in accord with recently signed legislation, HB 1338, is taking action due to the logistical problems associated with the declared Covid-19 emergency.


DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR ADDITIONAL SPECIALTY CROP GRANT APPLICATIONS

BISMARCK – The application deadline for the additional 2021 Specialty Crop Grants is Wednesday, April 7.


MEETING NOTICE: CROP PROTECTION PRODUCT HARMONIZATION AND REGISTRATION BOARD

BISMARCK - The Crop Protection Product Harmonization and Registration Board will meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 13, via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: PESTICIDE CONTROL BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Pesticide Control Board will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, April 5, via conference call.


PANDEMIC ASSISTANCE FOR PRODUCERS ANNOUNCED

BISMARCK – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new $6 billion initiative called Pandemic Assistance for Producers, designed to reach a broader set of producers than previous COVID-19 aid programs. The initiative will include existing programs like the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which will be refined, as statutory authority allows, to better address the needs of producers.


LIVING AG CLASSROOMS ONLINE

BISMARCK – Each spring the Living Ag Classroom travels across North Dakota with more than 5,000 fourth and fifth graders in attendance. While in-person Living Ag Classrooms were not held this spring, the commodity groups, agencies and associations that teach students have put their presentations into an online resource housed on the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture in the Classroom website.

 


CELEBRATING NATIONAL AG DAY, WEEK

BISMARCK – Today is National Ag Day, a part of National Ag Week March 21-27, 2021.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 24, at the North Dakota Heritage Center. Due to the facility’s space limitations, interested members of the public may attend via conference call only.


INVASIVE ZEBRA MUSSELS FOUND IN AQUARIUM MOSS BALLS; QUARANTINE ISSUED

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture are urging pet stores, aquarium owners and plant enthusiasts to take action after invasive zebra mussels were found in moss ball plants in North Dakota and multiple other states.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT FUNDING

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that applications are again being accepted for 2021 Specialty Crop Grants due to additional one-time funding from a COVID-19 stimulus package passed by Congress in late 2020.


PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR HONEY BEE INDUSTRY

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that funding is available for research and promotion of honey bees.


LOCAL FOODS COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS SLATED MARCH 6

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture will host Local Foods Community Conversations virtually on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CST. The virtual conversations will take the place of the annual in-person local foods conference this year.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for six projects. The requests totaling $511,298 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting Feb. 18 in Bismarck.


MEETING NOTICE: SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM PEER REVIEW PANEL

The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) Peer Review Panel will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel and Conference Center at 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck.


BERTHOLD BUSINESS IS NEWEST STATE PROCESSING PLANT

BERTHOLD – Mema’s Meats in Berthold is the newest North Dakota company operating under the State Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.


KLEINGARTNER DAIRY FARM WINS DAIRY EXCELLENCE AWARD

BISMARCK – The Kleingartner Dairy Farm of Gackle has received the Commissioner’s Award of Dairy Excellence.


MEETING NOTICE: AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18 at the Radisson Hotel, 605 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND.


PRODUCE GROWER TRAINING SESSIONS SCHEDULED IN MANDAN AND CARRINGTON

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has scheduled free training sessions for produce growers across the state.


GOEHRING AWARDS LARGE-PROJECT ORCHARD AND GARDEN GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded grants totaling more than $71,000 for five large-project orchard and garden grants.


MEETING NOTICE: AG IN THE CLASSROOM COUNCIL

The North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council (AITC) will meet at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, via conference call.


QUALITY LOSS ASSISTANCE SIGNUP NOW AVAILABLE FOR 18-19 DISASTERS

BISMARCK – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that signup for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program began Jan. 6 and will end March 5, 2021. The QLA provides assistance to producers who suffered eligible crop quality losses due to natural disasters occurring in 2018 and 2019.


DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR SPECIALTY CROP GRANT APPLICATIONS

BISMARCK – The application deadline for the 2021 Specialty Crop Grants is Wednesday, Jan. 13.


NORTH DAKOTA WILL REGULATE EMERALD ASH BORER

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) has enacted regulations to prevent or slow the movement of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) into North Dakota after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) moved to terminate federal EAB regulations as of Jan. 14, 2021.


MEETING NOTICE: PRIDE OF DAKOTA ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Pride of Dakota Advisory Council will meet at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: PESTICIDE CONTROL BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Pesticide Control Board will meet at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 21, via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IMPACT REVIEW COMMITTEE

The Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, in the Chamber Congress room at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel and Conference Center, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck.


COYOTE CATALOG AVAILABLE

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and North Dakota Department of Agriculture are once again opening the Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort designed to connect committed coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who are dealing with coyotes in their areas.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the North Dakota Heritage Center. Due to the facility’s space limitations, interested members of the public may attend via conference call only.


MEETING NOTICE: COMMODITY COUNCILS AND AG ASSOCIATIONS

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Commodity Councils and Ag Associations will hold a joint meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, via conference call.

If you would like the call-in information, please contact Michelle Mielke at 701-328-2233 prior to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO BISMARCK WITH A NEW LOOK

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase will return to the Bismarck Event Center with a new look, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4-6.


GOEHRING ENCOURAGES COMMUNICATION WHEN MAKING PLANTING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring encourages communication with neighbors as farmers make planting decisions for next year.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for 11 projects. The requests totaling $427,225 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting Nov. 19 in Valley City.


DATE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COSTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that the date to apply for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2020 has been extended until Dec. 10, 2020.


MEETING NOTICE: CROP PROTECTION PRODUCT HARMONIZATION AND REGISTRATION

BISMARCK - The Crop Protection Product Harmonization and Registration Board will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, via conference call.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO GRAND FORKS

BISMARCK – The Alerus Center will be transformed into a North Dakota products shopping mall when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Grand Forks, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 6-8.


MEETING NOTICE: DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS AND GRAZING ASSOCIATIONS WORKING GROUP

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 10 a.m. MST, Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the Roosevelt Grand Dakota Hotel, 532 15th St. W., Dickinson.


DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COST REIMBURSEMENT

BISMARCK – The application deadline for reimbursement for organic certification costs is Oct. 31, 2020. Applications will be accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2020 through the end of this week.


EPA APPROVES TWO FIVE-YEAR DICAMBA REGISTRATIONS; EXTENDS ANOTHER

BISMARCK – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of two new five-year Dicamba registrations and extended the registration of an additional Dicamba product for over-the-top (OTT) use on Dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans. All of the registrations include new control measures to manage off-site movement.


MEETING NOTICE: NONTRADITIONAL LIVESTOCK ADVISORY COUNCIL

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Nontraditional Livestock (NTL) Advisory Council will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Sakakawea Room on the ground floor of the State Capitol in Bismarck.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF LARGE-PROJECT ORCHARD GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced the availability of more large-project orchard grants.


MEETING NOTICE: ORGANIC ADVISORY BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Organic Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27 in the Fort Totten Room at the State Capitol in Bismarck.


GOEHRING AWARDS MORE THAN $3 MILLION IN SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded 27 grants totaling over $3 million to promote the development, cultivation, production and sales of specialty crops in North Dakota.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 via conference call.


BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS FOR CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH AWARDED

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that grants totaling $577,800 have been awarded to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota in the area of coronavirus research.


PRODUCE GROWER TRAINING SESSIONS SCHEDULED; FIRST SESSION IN DICKINSON

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has scheduled free training sessions for produce growers across the state.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HARVEST SHOWCASE IN JAMESTOWN THIS WEEKEND

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase returns to Jamestown this weekend. The Jamestown Civic Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10.


MEETING NOTICE: CARES ACT BIOSCIENCE GRANT PROGRAM COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The CARES Act Bioscience Grant Program Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol building.


REIMBURSEMENT AVAILABLE FOR ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COSTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that applications are now being accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2020.


HARVEST HOTLINE NOW INCLUDES CUSTOM CORN CHOPPERS

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Harvest Hotline now includes custom corn choppers.


CHARITABLE FOOD ORGANIZATION GRANTS AWARDED

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), with support from the North Dakota Department of Human Services and the Indian Affairs Commission, awarded 80 grants totaling $2 million to help charitable food organizations and small grocers make necessary investments in tools to extend the shelf life of perishable foods.


BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANT PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Proposals are being sought that support biotechnology innovation and commercialization, promote the creation of bioscience jobs in the state, and promote bioscience research and development in North Dakota in the area of coronavirus research.


ADDITIONAL FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM; APPLICATIONS OPEN SEPT. 21

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – President Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) with up to $14 billion in additional funds for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs due to COVID-19.


RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY HELD TO CELEBRATE VELVA ORCHARD COMPLETION

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and representatives from the Velva FFA held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a community orchard in Velva, ND today.


STUDENTS TO DINE ON NORTH DAKOTA FOODS IN SCHOOL LUNCHES

BISMARCK – Students across North Dakota will dine on food products from their own state on Thursday, Sept. 17, during the 19th Annual Agriculture in the Classroom School Lunch Day.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HARVEST SHOWCASE IN DICKINSON THIS WEEKEND

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase returns to Dickinson this weekend. The West River Ice Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11-12.


PALMER AMARANTH FOUND IN BARNES AND CASS COUNTIES

BISMARCK – Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed in Barnes and Cass counties. A crop specialist noticed some suspect plants in a Barnes County field and notified the landowner.


STATE CAPITOL TO HOST FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET

BISMARCK – North Dakota businesses will offer their locally made and grown products, Thursday, Sept. 10, during the fall Farmers and Artisans Market.


PALMER AMARANTH FOUND IN STUTSMAN COUNTY

BISMARCK – Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed in Stutsman County.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, in the Pioneer Room at the State Capitol in Bismarck.


LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS REMINDED OF ANTHRAX DANGER

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s state veterinarian says the state’s first reported case of anthrax this year is a reminder to livestock producers to take action to protect their animals from the disease, especially in areas with a past history of the disease.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at noon, Thursday, Sept. 3, via teleconference.


ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR BLACKBIRD DAMAGE TO CROPS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding farmers that assistance is available for blackbird damage to crops through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program.


GOEHRING TO HOST VIRTUAL NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE MEETING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will host the nationwide National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) meeting, “Energizing Agriculture for the Future,” August 28-September 3, 2020.


ENSURE PRE-HARVEST DESICCANT LABELS ARE FOLLOWED

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is reminding producers using herbicides for pre-harvest desiccation to check the label to ensure the product being used is labeled for desiccation of the crop it is being applied to.


MEETING NOTICE: FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IMPACT REVIEW COMMITTEE

The Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, in the Pioneer Room at the State Capitol in Bismarck.


GOEHRING ACTIVATES HARVEST HOTLINE

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated the North Dakota Harvest Hotline.


GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR CHARITABLE FOOD ORGANIZATIONS, SMALL GROCERS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is offering grants to help charitable food organizations and small grocers make necessary investments in tools to extend the shelf life of perishable foods.


MEETING NOTICE: PRIDE OF DAKOTA ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Pride of Dakota Advisory Council will meet at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, via teleconference.


HARVEST AND HOLIDAY SHOWCASES SCHEDULED

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has scheduled the 2020 Pride of Dakota Harvest and Holiday Showcase season dates.


USE CARE WHEN APPLYING PRE-HARVEST HERBICIDES

BISMARCK – With harvest season approaching, farmers should carefully review pre-harvest herbicide applications to ensure compliance with pesticide label directions.


NEXT STEPS FOR RESIDENTS THAT RECEIVED UNSOLICITED SEEDS

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is asking state residents who have received unsolicited packages containing seeds from China to take the steps outlined below.


FARMERS MARKET SLATED WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5 AT THE STATE CAPITOL

BISMARCK – Garlic, veggies, lefse, baked goods, canned goods, mushrooms, honey and more will be on sale Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the 16th annual North Dakota Farmers Market Day at the Capitol.


JOINT RELEASE: RESIDENTS SHOULD REPORT UNSOLICITED SEEDS COMING FROM CHINA

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota State Seed Department have received several reports of state residents receiving unsolicited packages containing seeds from China.


BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS FOR CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH AWARDED

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that grants totaling $4.4 million have been awarded to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota in the area of coronavirus research.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for seven projects. The requests totaling $358,755.50 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting July 21-22 in Medora.


MEETING NOTICE: CARES ACT BIOSCIENCE GRANT PROGRAM COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The CARES Act Bioscience Grant Program Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020 in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol building.


GOEHRING PARTICIPATES IN REGULATORY INNOVATION ROUNDTABLE

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2020 – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring participated in a roundtable on federal-state regulatory innovation and cutting red tape with other state and federal leaders in Washington today.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 3 p.m. MDT, Tuesday, July 21 and continue at 8:25 a.m. MDT, Wednesday, July 22 in the Little Missouri Room at the Rough Riders Hotel, 301 3rd Ave., Medora, ND.


MEETING NOTICE: AG IN THE CLASSROOM COUNCIL

The North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council will meet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 12, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


AG IN THE CLASSROOM CALENDAR WINNERS HONORED

BISMARCK, N.D. – Winners of the 2020 Ag in the Classroom (AITC) Calendar Art Contest were recognized today at a news conference at the State Capitol.


MORE FIELD DAYS SCHEDULED TO COLLECT SPURGE-EATING INSECTS

BISMARCK – Field days have been finalized at multiple North Dakota sites to collect and redistribute flea beetles that eat leafy spurge.


MORE THAN $56,000 AWARDED IN BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that a grant totaling $56,678 has been awarded to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES LOCATIONS, DATES FOR 2020 PROJECT SAFE SEND

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners should bring any unusable pesticides to any of the eight Project Safe Send collections in July.


USMCA TRADE DEAL GOES INTO EFFECT

BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect today.


FIELD DAYS SLATED TO COLLECT SPURGE-EATING INSECTS

BISMARCK – Field days have been scheduled at multiple North Dakota sites to collect and redistribute flea beetles that eat leafy spurge.


BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANT PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Proposals are being sought that support biotechnology innovation and commercialization, promote the creation of bioscience jobs in the state, and promote bioscience research and development in North Dakota in the area of coronavirus research.


ADDITIONAL FUNDING APPROVED FOR MEAT PROCESSING PLANTS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Meat Processing Plant Cost-Share Program, initiated earlier this year to provide cost-share assistance to North Dakota meat processing plants, is getting more funding after the state Emergency Commission unanimously approved an additional $2.7 million for the program last week with funding from the coronavirus relief bill.


GOEHRING AWARDS LARGE-PROJECT ORCHARD AND GARDEN GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded grants totaling more than $65,000 for four large-project orchard and garden grants.


MEETING NOTICE: BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANT FUND COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bioscience Innovation Grant Fund Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol building.


GOEHRING CONGRATULATES HAUGEN ON APPOINTMENT

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring issued the following statement following the appointment of North Dakota Grain Growers Association President Dennis Haugen to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC) by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:


BEES MOVING INTO STATE; REQUIREMENTS IN PLACE

BISMARCK – Beekeepers have started moving beehives into the state and are reminded to get landowner permission and register their hive locations with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.


EPA ORDERS CANCELLATION OF DICAMBA PRODUCTS; INCLUDES PROVISIONS FOR EXISTING STOCKS

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) has received notification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they have ordered the cancellation of the registrations for Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia, products used in over-the-top applications on Dicamba-tolerant soybeans.


NORTH DAKOTA STATE REGISTRATION OF DICAMBA

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is reviewing how a recent court decision will affect the 24c Special Local Needs (SLN) label for Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia, products used in over-the-top applications on Dicamba-tolerant soybeans.


GOEHRING STATEMENT ON OTHER OPTIONS FOR WEED CONTROL IN SOYBEANS

BISMARCK – “I understand there is a great deal of frustration and worry about the loss of Dicamba as an option after yesterday’s court decision to ban it,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “We will continue to monitor developments around any appeals of the ruling. In the meantime, it would be prudent to explore other broadleaf herbicides that control weeds in soybeans. Please contact your crop consultant, agronomist, extension agent or refer to the NDSU Extension Weed Control Guide for alternate options.”


DICAMBA REGISTRATIONS BANNED

BISMARCK – The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling yesterday that immediately banned the registrations of Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia, products used in over-the-top applications on Dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. This ruling was based on a determination that the continued registration of the products violated the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). It immediately bans the sale and use of these products nationwide.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, in the Brynhild Haugland room on the ground floor of the State Capitol.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for eight projects. The requests totaling $288,187 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting May 21 in Bismarck.


CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DETAILS RELEASED; APPLICATIONS OPEN MAY 26

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – The United States Department of Agriculture has released details for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP will assist agricultural producers who have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline from mid-January 2020 to mid-April 2020 or who had losses due to market supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and face additional significant market costs.


PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR AGRIBUSINESS DURING PANDEMIC RECOVERY

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding agribusinesses that there are programs to assist if they have experienced a negative economic impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


EMERALD ASH BORER AWARENESS WEEK IS MAY 17-23

BISMARCK – This week is Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in North Dakota.


USDA PROGRAM WILL HELP AG PRODUCERS WITH LOSSES DUE TO PRICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACTS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agricultural producers with losses due to price and supply chain impacts caused by COVID-19 should consider gathering information in preparation for the opening of applications in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 21 in the Lamborn Room at the Ramkota Hotel, 800 S. 3rd St., Bismarck, ND.


NEW PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR MEAT PROCESSING PLANTS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced a new program to provide cost-share assistance to North Dakota meat processing plants. The North Dakota Meat Processing Plant Cost-Share Program will help state-inspected and custom exempt meat processing plants upgrade their facilities and equipment to meet increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


PRIVATE, RESTRICTED-USE PESTICIDE CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE

BISMARCK – Private restricted-use pesticide certification is available online.


BEANS AVAILABLE FOR BIDS IN GRAND FORKS AREA

BISMARCK – North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has been appointed trustee in the C&F Foods Inc. d/b/a Turtle River Bean Company of Manvel, ND grain insolvency proceedings.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF LARGE-PROJECT ORCHARD GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced the availability of large-project orchard grants.


APPLICATION AVAILABLE FOR ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS AND GRANTS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Applications for the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs are now available for agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees. The programs will provide low-interest loans up to $2 million and grants up to $10,000.


MAKE SURE TREES, SHRUBS ARE HARDY BEFORE PLANTING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging homeowners to research products before buying and planting nursery stock for their property.


LIVESTOCK BROUGHT INTO THE STATE MUST MEET IMPORT REQUIREMENTS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – North Dakota livestock purchasers must make sure any livestock they buy or receive from other states meets North Dakota’s import requirements.


GRANTS TOTALING $80,000 AWARDED TO GRAPE, FRUIT AND WINE INDUSTRY

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded grants totaling $80,000 for industry research and promotion of the grape, fruit and wine industry in North Dakota.


IN-PERSON INITIAL COMMERCIAL PESTICIDE CERTIFICATION EXAMS AVAILABLE IN FARGO, BISMARC

North Dakotans who want to become certified for commercial, public or dealer pesticide application now have an option for an in-person exam.


AMENDMENT MAKES ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS AVAILABLE TO AGRICULTURE

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Congress has passed an amendment to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that enables agricultural businesses with 500 or fewer employees to participate in the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The bill includes an additional $60 billion for the EIDL program.


MORE THAN $125,000 AWARDED IN BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that two grants have been awarded totaling $126,000 to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota.


GUIDANCE OFFERED FOR AG-RELATED BUSINESSES

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring today issued guidance for ag-related businesses to ensure continuation of the food supply chain, while maintaining a healthy workforce. “The role of agriculture is clear,” Goehring said. “Ag-related businesses are critical and essential to providing for our most basic needs. I encourage producers to take the proper precautions and mitigate risk to ensure their operations continue to run smoothly.” The guidance documents issued include best practices to protect against COVID-19 and recommendations for:


ONLINE LOCAL FOODS MAP REVISED TO HIGHLIGHT SPECIFIC PRODUCTS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced revisions to the interactive local foods map to help consumers more easily find local foods in North Dakota. The revisions include identifying specific products such as fruits and vegetables, eggs, beef, poultry, pork, other meats, pickles, jams, jellies, honey, baked goods, and orchards.


LETTERS OFFERED TO CRITICAL AND ESSENTIAL AGRICULTURE BUSINESSES

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is providing letters to critical and essential agriculture businesses for verification purposes in response to requests for being identified as such.


MEETING NOTICE: BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANT FUND COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bioscience Innovation Grant Fund Committee will meet at 9 a.m. CST, Wednesday, April 22, via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: GRAPE AND WINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

BISMARCK - The Grape and Wine Advisory Committee will meet at 12 p.m. CST, Monday, April 20, via conference call.


PESTICIDE CERTIFICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum has issued an executive order that suspends the April 1, 2020, expiration of commercial, public and private pesticide applicator certifications under North Dakota Century Code § 4.1-33 for the duration of the declared state of public health emergency.


MEETING NOTICE: CROP PROTECTION PRODUCT HARMONIZATION AND REGISTRATION BOARD

BISMARCK - The Crop Protection Product Harmonization and Registration Board will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, via conference call.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA ORGANIC ADVISORY BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Organic Advisory Board will meet at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 16, via conference call.


BEEKEEPERS ESSENTIAL TO FOOD PRODUCTION

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agriculture and food have been deemed essential industries by the Department of Homeland Security, and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring reminds people that beekeepers and their employees are included in that definition.


CLARIFICATION: NON-ESSENTIAL AG ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS SHOULD BE CANCELED OR POSTPONED

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – While agriculture and food have been deemed essential industries by the Department of Homeland Security, agriculture-related activities and events that are not essential to the process of producing food and feed should be canceled or postponed to a later date.


DISCRETIONARY AG ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS SHOULD BE POSTPONED

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – While agriculture and food have been deemed essential industries by the Department of Homeland Security, careful consideration should be given to agriculture-related activities and events that are not essential to the process of producing food and feed.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA PESTICIDE CONTROL BOARD

The Pesticide Control Board will meet via teleconference at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2020.


FEED TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DISBURSES FUNDS

BISMARCK – North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Feed Transportation Assistance Program disbursed funds on Friday to eligible producers for a portion of feed transportation expenses incurred between Sept. 30, 2019, and Feb. 20, 2020.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA PESTICIDE CONTROL BOARD

The Pesticide Control Board will meet via teleconference at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020.


NORTH DAKOTA AG WEEK IS MARCH 22-28

BISMARCK – Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed March 22-28, 2020, as North Dakota Agriculture Week, and March 24, 2020, as North Dakota Agriculture Day.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, via Skype. If you would like the Skype call-in information, please contact Michelle Mielke at 701-328-2233 prior to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25.


NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES TO NATIONAL SECURITY

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – Agriculture is vital to ensuring that food continues to reach all Americans. While coronavirus is testing our resiliency as a food and agriculture community, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has continued to focus on service to the American people during this health crisis. Just as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is continuing operations, the North Dakota Department of Agriculture is continuing its inspections and all other operations to ensure that there is no disruption in the food supply chain.


LIVESTOCK MARKETS AND AG AUCTION SALES STILL CRUCIAL, CONTINUE WITH MODIFICATIONS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – With calving season upon us, many ranchers need to move and sell other cattle due to limited feed supplies and to make room for new calves. Others are planning auction sales for land or equipment due to financial situations or leaving the business.


USDA HELPING WITH AGRICULTURE LABOR NEEDS

Categories: Covid-19

BISMARCK – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to assist those in need of seasonal or temporary agriculture labor as routine visa services have been suspended at the consulates in Mexico, South Africa, and Jamaica due to the coronavirus situation.


GOEHRING AWARDS COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL ORCHARD, GARDEN GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded grants totaling more than $27,000 for five projects to plant orchards and gardens in local communities.


STATE CAPITOL TO HOST PRIDE OF DAKOTA DAY

BISMARCK – North Dakota businesses will transform the statehouse into a shopping mall for locally made products, Thursday, March 12, during the Pride of Dakota Spring Capitol Showcase.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS

BISMARCK – Proposals are being sought that support biotechnology innovation and commercialization, promote the creation of bioscience jobs in the state, and promote bioscience research and development in North Dakota.


NDDA INVESTIGATES MILK RECALL

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is investigating after it believes that a sanitizing agent that is used to sterilize and clean equipment was inadvertently introduced to a small portion of milk during production at the Cass-Clay plant in Fargo.


RESEARCH PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR ND GRAPE, FRUIT AND WINE INDUSTRY

BISMARCK – Research proposals are being sought that support for research that addresses the needs of the industry, as well as promote and market the grape, fruit and wine industry in North Dakota.


MEETING NOTICE: SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (SCBGP) PEER REVIEW PANEL

The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) Peer Review Panel will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY TRAINING SESSIONS PLANNED

BISMARCK, N.D – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Agriculture Association (NDAA) will be hosting a series of anhydrous ammonia safety training sessions across the state. 


GARDEN PROJECT TOPS 3.1 MILLION POUNDS OF PRODUCE

MANDAN – Attendees at the North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association (NDFMGA) & Local Foods Conference held today learned that the Hunger Free ND Garden Project has recorded volunteer donations of more than 3.1 million pounds of fresh produce to food pantries, soup kitchens, and other charitable community programs since the program started in 2010.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for seven projects. The requests totaling $273,000 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting Feb. 19-20 in Bismarck.


MEETING NOTICE: GRAPE AND WINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Grape and Wine Advisory Committee will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, Mar. 2, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


JOINT MEETING NOTICE: ND DEPT OF AG, USDA WILDLIFE SERVICES, ND STATE WATER COMMISSION AND ND GAME AND FISH DEPT

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Agriculture, USDA Wildlife Services, the North Dakota State Water Commission and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department will hold a joint meeting at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 3, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, and 8 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Pioneer Room in the State Capitol Building, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck.


MEETING NOTICE: FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IMPACT REVIEW COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, Mar. 4, in the conference room at the Bank of North Dakota, 1200 Memorial Hwy, Bismarck, ND.


DEADLINE FOR ELIGIBLE EXPENSES FOR FEED TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM EXTENDED

BISMARCK – The deadline for eligible expenses for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Feed Transportation Assistance Program has been extended. The program will reimburse eligible producers for a portion of feed transportation expenses incurred between Sept. 30, 2019, and Feb. 20, 2020.


PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS USMCA TRADE DEAL

BISMARCK, N.D. – President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today. The agreement passed the U.S. House on Dec. 19, 2019, and the U.S. Senate on Jan. 16, 2020.


MEETING NOTICE: ORCHARD GRANT PEER REVIEW PANEL

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Orchard Grant Peer Review Panel will meet at 12 p.m. CST, Friday, Jan. 31, via conference call.


GOEHRING APPLAUDS ANNOUNCEMENT OF RULE TO DEFINE WOTUS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring applauded the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineer’s announcement today of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which defines Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). The agencies finalized a repeal of the 2015 WOTUS rule last year.


SEVERANCE DAIRY FARM WINS DAIRY EXCELLENCE AWARD

BISMARCK – The Severance Dairy Farm of Dickey received the Commissioner’s Award of Dairy Excellence during the 2020 North Dakota Dairy Convention, held yesterday in Bismarck and sponsored by the North Dakota Milk Producers Association.


16TH ANNUAL LOCAL FOODS CONFERENCE SLATED FEB. 28 AND 29

BISMARCK – “Cultivate” is the theme of the 16th annual North Dakota Farmers Market & Growers Association (NDFMGA) & Local Foods Conference, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28 and 29, at the Baymont Inn, 2611 Old Red Trail, Mandan, N.D.


UNITED STATES RATIFIES USMCA TRADE DEAL

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring applauded the announcement that Congress has ratified the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement passed the U.S. House on Dec. 19, 2019, and the U.S Senate today.


MORE THAN $300,000 AWARDED IN BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring announced that five grants have been awarded totaling $317,322 to foster the growth of the bioscience industry in North Dakota.


GOEHRING APPLAUDS SIGNING OF PHASE ONE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH CHINA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2020 – President Trump and Chinese trade officials signed a Phase One Trade Agreement today. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who attended the White House bill signing ceremony with President Trump, applauded its signing.


GOEHRING APPLAUDS PROPOSED NEPA UPDATES

BISMARCK –Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring applauded today’s announcement of the Council of Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations.


GOEHRING ENCOURAGES PRODUCERS TO KEEP LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging farmers and ranchers to keep the lines of communication open in the uncertain farm economy.


DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR SPECIALTY CROP GRANT APPLICATIONS

BISMARCK – The application deadline for the 2020 Specialty Crop Grants is Wednesday, Jan. 8.


MEETING NOTICE: BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANT FUND COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bioscience Innovation Grant Fund Committee will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


EHM DIAGNOSED IN BOTTINEAU COUNTY HORSE

BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division are reminding horse owners to protect their horses from equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). A horse in Bottineau County has been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic manifestation of the virus.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA SHOWCASE ATTENDANCE PASSES 50,000

BISMARCK – Nearly 53,000 shoppers – a new record – participated in the six Pride of Dakota Harvest and Holiday Showcases this year.


FEED TRANSPORTATION COST-SHARE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

Updated Jan. 30, 2020 - An extension has been granted. Costs must be incurred between Sept. 30, 2019, and Feb. 20, 2020. Applications must be submitted by Mar. 2, 2020.

Dec. 12, 2019

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring have announced the availability of a program that will reimburse eligible producers for a portion of feed transportation expenses. The Emergency Feed Transportation Assistance Program will help producers who have verifiable feed losses as a result of extraordinary weather conditions this fall.


MEETING NOTICE: DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS AND GRAZING ASSOCIATIONS WORKING GROUP

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


MEETING NOTICE: NOXIOUS WEED FORUM AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED LIST REVIEW

BISMARCK – North Dakota weed control officials will meet for the Agriculture Commissioner’s Noxious Weed Forum and to review the state noxious weed list starting at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Ramada Inn, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck, ND.


COYOTE CATALOG AVAILABLE FOR HUNTERS, LANDOWNERS


DEC. 10 IS RMA NOTICE OF LOSS DEADLINE FOR FARMERS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding farmers with federal crop insurance that Tuesday, Dec. 10 is the United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (USDA-RMA) deadline for farmers to file their notice of loss with insurers for most spring-planted crops including corn and soybeans.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF SPECIALTY CROP GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that applications are now being accepted for 2020 Specialty Crop Grants.


HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO BISMARCK EVENT CENTER

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase is coming to the Bismarck Event Center, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES APUC AWARDS FUNDING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awards for four projects. The requests totaling $254,258 were approved at the APUC quarterly meeting Nov. 20 in Williston.


MEETING NOTICE: PESTICIDE CONTROL BOARD

The Pesticide Control Board will meet at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at North Dakota State University, 306 Morill Hall, 1230 Albrecht Blvd., Fargo, ND.


MEETING NOTICE: THE PRIDE OF DAKOTA ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Pride of Dakota Advisory Council will meet at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in the Bismarck Event Center Exhibition Hall, 315 S. 5th St., Bismarck.


FREE PRODUCE GROWER TRAINING SESSION ADDED IN CARRINGTON

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has added a free training session for produce growers in Carrington. The session will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at the NSDU Carrington Research Extension Center, 663 Hwy. 281 N.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO FARGO

BISMARCK – Nearly 150 companies selling Pride of Dakota merchandise will take up all available space at the Fargo Scheels Arena during Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 22-24.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE IN JAMESTOWN THIS WEEKEND

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase is coming to the Jamestown this weekend. The Jamestown Civic Center will be filled with booths and shoppers this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16.


BURGUM, GOEHRING THANK PERDUE FOR APPROVING SECRETARIAL DISASTER DESIGNATION TO HELP ND FARMERS AND RANCHERS

USDA Under Secretary Northey visits ND to see impacts, hear from producers; disaster designation covers 47 of state’s 53 counties

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. (NOV. 8, 2019) – Gov. Doug Burgum and state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring today applauded the announcement that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has approved the governor’s request for a secretarial disaster designation for 47 of North Dakota’s 53 counties, making assistance available to farmers and ranchers struggling with the impacts of an early blizzard and abnormally wet fall.


HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO STATE FAIRGROUNDS

BISMARCK – The State Fair Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Minot, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10.


MEETING NOTICE: CROP PROTECTION PRODUCT HARMONIZATION AND REGISTRATION BOARD

BISMARCK - The Crop Protection Product Harmonization and Registration Board will meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


DATE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COSTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that the date to apply for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2019 has been extended until Dec. 31, 2019.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS UTILIZATION COMMISSION

The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission will meet at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Williams County Highway Complex, 5218 141st Ave. NW,  Williston.


MEETING NOTICE: COMMODITY COUNCILS AND AG ASSOCIATIONS

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Commodity Councils and Ag Associations will hold a joint meeting at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HOLIDAY SHOWCASE RETURNS TO GRAND FORKS

BISMARCK – The Alerus Center will be transformed into a North Dakota products shopping mall when the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase returns to Grand Forks, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 1-3.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF ORCHARD GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that $30,000 is available to help North Dakota communities and schools plant orchards and gardens in 2020.


RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS, INDIVIDUALS ASSISTING WITH FARM AND RANCH STRESS

BISMARCK, N.D. – With crops unable to be harvested, hay sitting in floodwaters and livestock either still in the pasture or already on feed, farm and ranch stress is impacting communities across the state. But local community groups and individuals have offered a helping hand.


PROGRAMS THAT MAY ASSIST FARMERS AND RANCHERS NOW

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that farmers and ranchers may be eligible for certain federal programs even before a secretarial designation is in place.


BURGUM, GOEHRING ENCOURAGE REACHING OUT TO THOSE COPING WITH FLOOD-RELATED STRESS; WEBPAGE OFFERS RESOURCES, TIPS

Burgum, Goehring encourage reaching out to those coping with flood-related stress; webpage offers resources, tips

Governor, Ag Commissioner urge USDA Under Secretary Northey to make assistance available as soon as possible; hay removal deadline extended

BISMARCK, N.D. – With extremely wet conditions, localized flooding and an early snowstorm impacting farmers, ranchers and many other individuals and communities across North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring continue to work to offer the state’s full support, pursue all federal assistance options and encourage friends and neighbors to reach out to each other.


BURGUM SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING STATEWIDE FLOOD EMERGENCY AS HE AND GOEHRING VISIT FLOOD-IMPACTED AREAS

 Governor, Agriculture Commissioner meeting with officials today in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown, holding townhall meeting in Fessenden

FARGO, N.D.– Gov. Doug Burgum this morning signed an executive order declaring a statewide flood emergency, paving the way for requests for federal assistance to help North Dakotans deal with significant flooding impacts caused by heavy fall rains and a historic October blizzard.


BURGUM, GOEHRING TO VISIT FLOOD-AFFECTED AREAS AS DAMAGE BEING ASSESSED FOR FEDERAL DISASTER REQUESTS

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and other state officials will meet with local officials and community members on Monday, Oct. 21, in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown and hold a townhall meeting in Fessenden to hear about the impacts of North Dakota’s unusually wet fall and last weekend’s record-breaking early snowstorm and to discuss the state’s response efforts.


MEETING NOTICE: ORGANIC ADVISORY BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Organic Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, via conference call. You may call the conference call number to listen at 1-888-346-3659 – passcode 5277.


PUBLIC REMINDED TO STAY OUT OF UNHARVESTED CROPS, OFF ROADS

BISMARCK – With the extensive wet weather and recent snowfall, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging the public to respect unharvested crops.


ND AG PRODUCERS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT EXTENSION AGENTS TO REPORT DAMAGE, LOSSES AND CONDITIONS

Last weekend’s winter storm made a bad situation worse for many North Dakota agricultural producers.


DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS AND GRAZING ASSOCIATIONS WORKING GROUP

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


OPTIONS FOR PRODUCERS SOUGHT AS WET WEATHER CONTINUES

BISMARCK – The extensive wet pattern in North Dakota, topped with an early snowstorm, is creating a great deal of anxiety for farmers and ranchers. The state is exploring all possible means of assistance and encouraging those in emotional distress to reach out for help, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Gov. Doug Burgum said today in a joint statement.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA HARVEST SHOWCASE IN JAMESTOWN RESCHEDULED

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase scheduled for Jamestown this weekend has been rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16 at the Jamestown Civic Center due to the inclement weather advisory calling for a major winter storm affecting a significant portion of the state.


WEATHER TOUGH ON LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS; HAY HOTLINE AVAILABLE

BISMARCK – The inclement weather advisory calling for a major winter storm for a significant portion of the state this week is another hit to livestock producers.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that $500,000 is available to fund Bioscience Innovation Grants.


GOEHRING AWARDS $2.7 MILLION IN SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded 24 grants totaling over $2.7 million to promote the development, cultivation, production and sales of specialty crops in North Dakota.


GOEHRING SPEAKS AT SEN. CRAMER’S WOTUS ROUNDTABLE

Goehring speaks at Sen. Cramer’s WOTUS roundtable

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring spoke today at a Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule roundtable in Bismarck attended by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and hosted by Sen. Kevin Cramer.

Goehring spoke of the impact the 2015 rule would have had on North Dakota. “Under the previous definition of a traditionally navigable water (TNW), there were only 5,100 linear miles of jurisdictional TNWs in North Dakota,” Goehring said. “The 2015 rule would have expanded federal authority to 85,604 linear miles in North Dakota.”

Goehring said that North Dakota, as a prairie pothole state, would have witnessed federal jurisdiction over 80 percent of the state.

The EPA finalized a repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule last month. A WOTUS rewrite has been underway since December of 2018 and the proposed rule is expected to be finalized later this year.

“Unlike the 2015 rule, the currently proposed rule was crafted with better input from stakeholders,” Goehring said. “We welcome the clarity and certainty a final rule will provide for states and landowners.”


GOEHRING APPLAUDS AGREEMENT ON THE RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring applauded the announcement today of an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


MEETING NOTICE: BIOSCIENCE INNOVATION GRANT FUND COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bioscience Innovation Grant Fund Committee will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


GOEHRING APPLAUDS SIGNING OF INITIAL U.S.-JAPAN TRADE AGREEMENT

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring applauded the initial U.S.-Japan trade agreement signed today by President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York. The agreement provides market access for certain agricultural and industrial goods, as well as digital trade. Negotiations continue for a more comprehensive agreement with Japan to address remaining barriers. 


STUDENTS TO DINE ON NORTH DAKOTA FOODS IN SCHOOL LUNCHES

BISMARCK – Students across North Dakota will dine on food products from their own state on Thursday, Sept. 19, during the 18th Annual Agriculture in the Classroom School Lunch Day.


GOEHRING APPLAUDS REPEAL OF 2015 WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES RULE

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement today that it has finalized a repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. A WOTUS rewrite has been underway since December of 2018 and the proposed rule is expected to be finalized later this year.


PALMER AMARANTH FOUND IN EMMONS COUNTY

BISMARCK – Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed in Emmons County in south central North Dakota. A crop scout brought a suspect sample to the local North Dakota State University Extension office, who submitted samples for DNA analysis to the National Agricultural Genotyping Center, where it was confirmed as Palmer amaranth.


GOEHRING ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring was elected President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) today at their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Goehring will serve as NASDA’s 2019-20 President and will host the 2020 NASDA Annual Meeting in Medora on August 30-September 2, 2020.


TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON GRAIN INSPECTION SCHEDULED

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) will be hosting five town hall meetings to discuss the grain inspection program, which was transferred to the department by the 2019 North Dakota Legislature effective July 1, 2019.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF BIOSCIENCE COMPANY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that $200,000 is available to fund bioscience company development grants.


STATE CAPITOL TO HOST FARMERS AND ARTISANS MARKET TOMORROW

BISMARCK – North Dakota businesses will transform the state Capitol into a shopping mall for locally made and grown products, Thursday, Sept. 5, during the fall Farmers and Artisans Market.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA SHOWCASE IN DICKINSON THIS WEEKEND

BISMARCK – The Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase returns to Dickinson this weekend. The West River Ice Center will be filled with vendor booths and shoppers this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7.


FREE PRODUCE GROWER TRAINING SESSIONS SCHEDULED

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has scheduled free training sessions for produce growers across the state.


REIMBURSEMENT AVAILABLE FOR ORGANIC CERTIFICATION COSTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that applications are now being accepted for reimbursement of organic certification costs through the Organic Certification Cost Share Program for fiscal year 2019.


PALMER AMARANTH FOUND IN GRANT COUNTY

BISMARCK – Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) has been confirmed in Grant County in western North Dakota. An area farmer contacted his county weed officer about suspect plants, who worked with North Dakota State University Extension to submit samples for DNA analysis to the National Agricultural Genotyping Center, where it was confirmed as Palmer amaranth.


ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR BLACKBIRD DAMAGE TO CROPS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding farmers that assistance is available for blackbird damage to crops through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Wildlife Services program.


HUNGER FREE ND GARDEN PROJECT MARKS 10TH YEAR, SEEKS PRODUCE DONATIONS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging growers across the state to donate extra fruits and vegetables from their harvest this year to help meet the needs of hungry North Dakotans as part of the Hunger Free ND Garden Project, which is marking its 10th year.


MEETING NOTICE: ND AG IN THE CLASSROOM COUNCIL

The North Dakota Ag in the Classroom Council will meet at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 20, via conference call.


PROJECT SAFE SEND BRINGS IN RECORD AMOUNT OF UNWANTED PESTICIDES

BISMARCK – More than 260 tons of unusable pesticides – an all-time record – were collected and shipped out of state in the 2019 Project Safe Send collections.


LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS REMINDED OF ANTHRAX DANGER

BISMARCK – “Anthrax has been confirmed in a group of cows in a pasture in east Billings County,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.


NEW PROVISION IN EFFECT FOR ANHYDROUS MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS

BISMARCK, N.D. – A new law that creates a licensing provision for anhydrous ammonia mobile storage containers went into effect on Aug. 1. A mobile storage container is defined as a U.S. Department of Transportation class MC-331 cargo tank, or an American Society of Mechanical Engineers code-constructed and National Board-registered mobile storage container, approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, used for the temporary storage of anhydrous ammonia to be downloaded into a nurse tank.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA HONEY BEE RESEARCH AND PROMOTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

For immediate release

The North Dakota Honey Bee Research and Promotion Advisory Committee will meet at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture west location in the Northbrook Shopping Center, 1919 N. Washington St., Bismarck.


GOEHRING ACTIVATES HARVEST HOTLINE

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated the North Dakota Harvest Hotline.


GOEHRING APPOINTED TO EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES BOARD

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has been appointed to the 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM).


FARMERS MARKET SLATED TUESDAY, AUG. 6 AT THE STATE CAPITOL

BISMARCK – Garlic, veggies, lefse, kuchen, baked goods, canned goods, mushrooms, honey and more will be on sale Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the 15th annual North Dakota Farmers Market Day at the Capitol.


GOEHRING ACTIVATES HAY HOTLINE

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated the North Dakota Hay Hotline as parts of northern North Dakota are experiencing abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions.


TRADE AID DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR FARMERS

BISMARCK, N.D. – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released more details of the $16 billion package announced earlier this year that will assist agricultural producers in response to retaliation and trade disruption.


PRIDE OF DAKOTA DAY SLATED JULY 22 AT THE STATE FAIR

BISMARCK – More than 20 North Dakota companies from around the state will display, sell and sample their products at the 31st annual KMOT Pride of Dakota Day on Monday, July 22, at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.


FARMERS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE SURVEY ON POSSIBLE DICAMBA DAMAGE

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is gathering information on plant damage that may have been caused by the in-crop use of the herbicide Dicamba on soybeans.


MEETING NOTICE: MEETING ON CBD HEMP PRODUCTION SCHEDULED

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) will be hosting a meeting on growing, harvesting and processing cannabidiol (CBD) hemp on Friday, July 19, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Hotel Bismarck, 1400 East Interchange Avenue, Bismarck.


MEETING NOTICE: ORGANIC ADVISORY BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Organic Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, in the main library at the Carrington Research Extension Center, 663 Hwy. 281 N., Carrington.


MORE FIELD DAYS SCHEDULED TO COLLECT SPURGE-EATING INSECTS

BISMARCK – Field days have been finalized at multiple North Dakota sites to collect and redistribute flea beetles that eat leafy spurge.


MEETING NOTICE: DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS AND GRAZING ASSOCIATIONS WORKING GROUP

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES LOCATIONS, DATES FOR 2019 PROJECT SAFE SEND

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers, ranchers, pesticide dealers and applicators, government agencies and homeowners should bring any unusable pesticides to any of the 12 Project Safe Send collections in July.


NORTH DAKOTA SEES FIRST CASE OF EHM THIS SEASON

BISMARCK – The North Dakota State Board of Animal Health and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Animal Health Division are reminding horse owners to protect their horses from equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). A horse has been confirmed positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), the neurologic manifestation of the virus, in McKenzie County. The horse is receiving veterinary care while isolated and recovering at home.


IN-CROP DICAMBA USE EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 10

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) announced today it will extend the application date for the in-crop use of Dicamba on soybeans for the 2019 growing season. The new deadline is July 10 or beginning bloom (R1 growth phase), whichever comes first. In January, NDDA had approved a 24c Special Local Needs (SLN) label for the in-crop use of Dicamba on soybeans only until June 30.


MEETING NOTICE: DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS AND GRAZING ASSOCIATIONS WORKING GROUP

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


FIELD DAYS SLATED TO COLLECT SPURGE-EATING INSECTS

BISMARCK – Field days have been scheduled at multiple North Dakota sites to collect and redistribute flea beetles that eat leafy spurge.


USE OF SCREENINGS FOR FEED REQUIRES MONITORING

BISMARCK – Utilizing screenings for feed can be an inexpensive, yet effective supplement for feeding livestock. However, screenings may come with some risk if they include seeds of weeds that are invasive or difficult to control.


GOEHRING NAMES BUSINESS/MARKETING/INFORMATION DIRECTOR

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has named John Schneider as the director of the business, marketing and information division at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).


GOEHRING NAMES GRAIN AND LIVESTOCK DIRECTOR

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has named Shaun Quissell as the director of the grain and livestock licensing division at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA).


EPA APPROVES FUNGICIDE FOR SUGARBEET DISEASE

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the Environmental Protection Agency has approved his request for a Section 18 emergency exemption for Provysol®, enabling certain North Dakota growers a new tool to combat cercospora leaf spot (CLS) in sugarbeets.


PESTICIDE COMPLAINT PROCESS NOW ONLINE

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is introducing a new online pesticide complaint reporting process which allows complaints to be filed 24 hoBISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) is introducing a new online pesticide complaint reporting process which allows complaints to be filed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.urs a day, seven days a week.


PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR AG IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom Council are seeking proposals for developing and conducting educational programs and materials to help young people understand the importance of agriculture in North Dakota and in their own lives.


GOEHRING WARNS OF PESTICIDE PHONE SCAM

Goehring warns of pesticide phone scam

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is warning the public about a scam in which the caller tries to sell pesticides over the phone.


GOEHRING TESTIFIES ON WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2019 – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring testified today before a joint hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) and the EPW Subcommittee on Fisheries, Waters, and Wildlife about the impact of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulations on agriculture.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Monday, June 17, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


MEETING NOTICE: NORTH DAKOTA WHEAT COMMISSION NOMINATING COMMITTEE

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Wheat Commission nominating committee will meet at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 14, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


MEETING NOTICE: DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS AND GRAZING ASSOCIATIONS WORKING GROUP

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 9:00 a.m., Friday, May 31, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


CONDITIONS RIGHT FOR ANTHRAX IN LIVESTOCK

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s state veterinarian is reminding livestock producers to vaccinate their animals against anthrax. Dr. Susan Keller says that with the precipitation which has fallen in much of the state, conditions are right for the disease to occur.


TRADE AID PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED FOR FARMERS

BISMARCK, N.D. – Yesterday, the Trump administration authorized the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide up to $16 billion in programs to assist agricultural producers in response to retaliation and trade disruption.


EMERALD ASH BORER AWARENESS WEEK IS MAY 19-25

BISMARCK – This week is Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in North Dakota.


GOEHRING APPLAUDS LIFTING OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS

BISMARCK, N.D. – On Friday, the Trump administration announced an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from those countries. The agreement also includes the removal of all retaliatory tariffs imposed on American goods by those countries.


ANHYDROUS AMMONIA SAFETY TRAINING SESSIONS PLANNED IN 2019

BISMARCK, N.D – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Agriculture Association (NDAA) will be hosting a series of fertilizer and anhydrous ammonia safety training sessions across the state.  


GOEHRING DETAILS FLOOD RECOVERY EFFORTS FOR MCKENZIE COUNTY

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) have been working alongside the Department of Emergency Services (DES) to help individuals impacted by the flooding in McKenzie County.


IN-CROP DICAMBA USE SUBJECT TO NORTH DAKOTA-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is reminding producers that the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) has developed a 24c Special Local Needs (SLN) label for the in-crop use of Dicamba on soybeans. The federal label would only allow for in-crop applications no more than 45 days after planting or prior to beginning bloom (R1 growth phase), whichever comes first. The North Dakota 24c SLN allows applications of Dicamba on soybeans through June 30 or beginning bloom (R1 growth phase), whichever comes first.


MAKE SURE TREES, SHRUBS ARE HARDY BEFORE PLANTING

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is encouraging homeowners to check recommended plant hardiness zones and seek expert advice in some cases before buying and planting nursery stock for their property.


TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT RABIES

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) are reminding the public to be aware of the risk of rabies. Rabies is a viral infection that affects mammals, including humans. In the United States, the virus circulates in wild animals and is most commonly found in bats, raccoons, skunks, coyotes, and foxes. Rabid wildlife can transmit rabies to unvaccinated cats, dogs, and farm animals, which then pose a threat to people.


MEETING NOTICE: PRIDE OF DAKOTA ADVISORY COUNCIL

The Pride of Dakota Advisory Council will meet at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 26, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR HONEY BEE INDUSTRY

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that approximately $130,000 is available to fund research and promotion of honey bees.


HOPS GROWING WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) will hold a free hops growing workshop, Saturday, April 27, at Fluffy Fields Vineyard and Winery, 2708 21st St. E., Dickinson.


MEETING NOTICE: CROP PROTECTION PRODUCT HARMONIZATION AND REGISTRATION BOARD

BISMARCK - The Crop Protection Product Harmonization and Registration Board will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 18, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


MEETING NOTICE: ORGANIC ADVISORY BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Organic Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Monday, Apr. 8, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


MEETING NOTICE: CREDIT REVIEW BOARD

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Credit Review Board will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


NEWS RELEASE: STATE VETERINARIAN ENCOURAGES VACCINATION, BIOSECURITY FOR HORSES

BISMARCK – Equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) has been confirmed recently in horses in several states, including Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, California and Iowa.


MEETING NOTICE: STATE BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH

BISMARCK – The State Board of Animal Health will meet at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Mar. 27, in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 6th floor conference room at the State Capitol.


MEETING NOTICE: DAKOTA PRAIRIE GRASSLANDS AND GRAZING ASSOCIATIONS WORKING GROUP

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Prairie Grasslands and Grazing Associations Working Group will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, March 25, in the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center at 1041 State Avenue, Dickinson, ND.


PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR 2019 HEMP PILOT PROGRAM

BISMARCK – Participants are being sought for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s 2019 hemp pilot program.


STATE CAPITOL TO HOST PRIDE OF DAKOTA DAY

BISMARCK – North Dakota businesses will transform the statehouse into a shopping mall for locally made products, Thursday, March 21, during the Pride of Dakota Spring Capitol Showcase.


NORTH DAKOTA AGRICULTURE DAY CELEBRATED AT STATE CAPITOL

BISMARCK, N.D. – Today is North Dakota Agriculture Day at the State Capitol.


MEDIA ADVISORY: AG IN THE CLASSROOM CALENDAR ART CONTEST WINNERS

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has called a news conference for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, in the Memorial Hall of the State Capitol in Bismarck.


FREE FARM FOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

BISMARCK, N.D. – A free workshop on farm food safety will be held on Saturday, Mar. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, 2576 8th St SW, Washburn.


MEETING NOTICE: NONTRADITIONAL LIVESTOCK ADVISORY COUNCIL

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Nontraditional Livestock (NTL) Advisory Council will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, in the Discovery Center at the Dakota Zoo, 602 Riverside Park Rd, Bismarck, ND.


DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR SPECIALTY CROP GRANT APPLICATIONS

BISMARCK – The application deadline for the 2019 Specialty Crop Grants is just over a week away.


SEASON EXTENSION GRANT DEADLINE EXTENDED

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says $50,000 is available to help North Dakota schools and communities research extending the season for fruit and vegetable production through the use of high tunnels. The original deadline of Jan. 25, 2019 has been extended until Feb. 28, 2019 to increase the pool of applicants. The review process will start after the new deadline.


GOEHRING ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF SPECIALTY CROP GRANTS

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that applications are now being accepted for 2019 Specialty Crop Grants.


GARDEN PROJECT TOPS 2.8 MILLION POUNDS OF PRODUCE

MANDAN – Attendees at the North Dakota Farmers Market and Growers Association (NDFMGA) & Local Foods Conference held today learned that the Hunger Free ND Garden Project has recorded volunteer donations of more than 2.8 million pounds of fresh produce to food pantries, soup kitchens, and other charitable community programs since the program started in 2010.


FARM SERVICE AGENCY OFFICES TO OPEN FOR ADDITIONAL SERVICES

BISMARCK, N.D. – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will soon reopen to provide additional services to farmers and ranchers.


BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS IDENTIFIED IN SARGENT COUNTY BEEF HERD

BISMARCK – State veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified.


ORCHARD GRANT DEADLINE EXTENDED

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced that $52,500 is available to help North Dakota communities and schools plant orchards and gardens in 2019. The original deadline of Jan. 11, 2019 has been extended until Jan. 31, 2019 to increase the pool of applicants. The review process will start after the new deadline.


SOME FARM SERVICE AGENCY OFFICES TO TEMPORARILY REOPEN

BISMARCK, N.D. – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform limited functions for farmers and ranchers.


15TH ANNUAL LOCAL FOODS CONFERENCE SLATED FEB. 1 AND 2

BISMARCK – Building and strengthening connections is the theme of the 15th annual North Dakota Farmers Market & Growers Association (NDFMGA) & Local Foods Conference, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, at the Baymont Inn, 2611 Old Red Trail, Mandan, N.D.


GOEHRING MEETS WITH PERDUE, CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION

BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring met with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue as well as Senator John Hoeven, Senator Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong on a recent trip to Washington to discuss a variety of issues related to agriculture.


FREE FARM FOOD SAFETY WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

BISMARCK, N.D. – A free workshop on farm food safety will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mayville State University in the Luckasen room in the Campus Center building. Parking is free and participants should park in Lot E.


TWO NOXIOUS WEEDS ADDED TO STATE LIST

BISMARCK – Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) and houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale L.) have been added to the state noxious weed list.


HIRSCH NAMED 2019 WEED CONTROL PARTNER

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has named David Hirsch as the recipient of the 2019 Weed Control Partner Award.


NEWS RELEASE: NORTH DAKOTA-SPECIFIC LABEL ANNOUNCED FOR DICAMBA

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) has developed a 24c Special Local Needs (SLN) label for the in-crop use of Dicamba on soybeans which prohibits applications after June 30. The new federal requirements only allow for in-crop applications prior to beginning bloom (R1 growth phase) or no more than 45 days after planting, whichever comes first. The North Dakota-specific use protocols are in addition to the federal requirements.


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2022 BISMARCK HOLIDAY SHOWCASE

Friday, December 2, 2022 - Saturday, December 3, 2022

Categories: Pride of Dakota

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the Bank of North Dakota College SAVE Plan proudly present the Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase!

Friday & Saturday December 2nd & 3rd at the Bismarck Event Center, 315 S 5th St in Bismarck. 


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