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February 28, 2020
 Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, speaks at a press conference Friday, Feb. 28, in the Sky Commons, 207 4th St. N. in Fargo. Ryan Stotts / The Forum
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Sugar co-ops to get $285 million in disaster assistance
February 28, 2020 - 3:25pm
February 11, 2020
Rep. Collin Peterson, D.-Minn., speaks to The Forum Editorial Board on Jan. 23, 2018 in Fargo. Forum News Service file photo
Collin Peterson blasts big cuts to farm programs in Trump's budget
February 11, 2020 - 11:46am
December 30, 2019
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Trade aid brought big help, but big farms benefited more than small ones
December 30, 2019 - 11:22am
December 4, 2019
Sonny Perdue, U.S. secretary of agriculture, during a Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee hearing in Washington on Feb. 28, 2019. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.
New SNAP rules put emphasis on work for able-bodied adults
December 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Farmers harvest soybeans in this aerial photograph taken over Wyanet, Ill., on Oct. 19, 2019.  Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Analysis: Trump's $28 billion trade war bailout may be overpaying some farmers
December 4, 2019 - 12:31pm
November 14, 2019
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., addresses Bill Northey, USDA's under secretary for farm production and conservation, on Nov. 8, 2019, in Argusville, N.D. Northey on Nov. 14, 2019, announced that interest on crop insurance premiums will be deferred until Jan. 31, 2019, to assist farmers and ranchers dealing with a difficult harvest.  Trevor Peterson / Forum News Service
USDA defers interest on crop insurance to Jan. 31
November 14, 2019 - 12:02pm
November 11, 2019
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has helped keep farmers’ support of President Trump “overwhelmingly solid,” acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said.  Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Farmers look to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue as trade wars continue
November 11, 2019 - 11:53am
November 9, 2019
Bill Northey, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s under secretary for farm production and conservation, right, visited North Dakota on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, to hear about the agricultural disaster in the state due to excessive moisture. From left is Brad Thykeson, North Dakota FSA state executive director, farmer Kevin Skunes, Sen. John Hoeven and Gov. Doug Burgum. Courtesy photo / Sen. John Hoeven's officeplay button
Disaster declaration approved for ND ag producers
November 9, 2019 - 7:30am
November 8, 2019
Feds award $9M to Minnesota ag water program
November 8, 2019 - 1:49pm
Ducks fly from a water-covered cornfield Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, south of Mandan, N.D. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
USDA clears path to aid for farmers in 47 flood-stricken N.D. counties
November 8, 2019 - 10:44am
November 7, 2019
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, spoke with reporters in Minneapolis about his request to get federal disaster assistance for farmers in Northwest Minnesota following a trying harvest. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Serviceplay button
Walz asks for emergency assistance for northwest Minnesota farmers
November 7, 2019 - 12:53pm
November 1, 2019
Swans feed on a harvested wheat field west of Manvel on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
Burgum requests federal relief for farmers after severe flooding
November 1, 2019 - 9:31am
October 29, 2019
The USDA on Tuesday, Oct. 29, announced it has established an interim final rule on hemp production, allowing expanded growth of the crop. (Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service)
USDA opens door for more industrial hemp farming
October 29, 2019 - 4:24pm
October 4, 2019
A corn field in Stevens County on Aug. 15. Rae Yost/Forum News Service photo.
Trump EPA pledges biofuel boost to calm corn-state criticism
October 4, 2019 - 12:32pm
September 27, 2019
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Analysis: Cuts gut agency that's vital to American farmers
September 27, 2019 - 11:35am