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December 3, 2014
Ag groups act to limit conservation groups
FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota agricultural groups are putting the pressure on officials to eject conservation advocate organizations as contract helpers in U.S.
December 3, 2014 - 9:00am
November 5, 2014
ND voters reject conservation fund supported by oil tax money
BISMARCK - North Dakota voters emphatically rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have dedicated millions and potentially billions of dollars in oil tax revenue for conservation projects over the next 25 years. With all 427 precincts reporting, the "no" votes totaled 79.4...
Agriculture / Business / Energy
November 5, 2014 - 9:05am
September 10, 2014
Gov. Daugaard commits to action on pheasant habitat
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Presented with a set of recommendations, Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday committed to taking action to improve the pheasant...
Agriculture / Tourism
September 10, 2014 - 10:00am
August 29, 2014
New oil forecast shows proposed conservation fund would receive $259M in 2015-17
BISMARCK - A new forecast released Friday gives a clearer picture of how much of North Dakota's oil tax revenue would go into a proposed conservation fund on the November ballot. If voters approve the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks amendment, it will create a conservation fund and...
August 29, 2014 - 1:45pm
August 4, 2014
SD habitat group drafting recommendations
MITCHELL, S.D. - Tim Kessler readily admits South Dakota's pheasant hunting is at a critical point in state history. "We're getting close to...
Economic Development / Tourism
August 4, 2014 - 11:10am
August 1, 2014
ND Ag Coalition joins opposition to Clean Water amendment
BISMARCK - The North Dakota Ag Coalition has voted unanimously to oppose the proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment that would create a conservation fund using oil tax revenues. The Ag Coalition consists of more than 40 organizations with a direct interest in agriculture,...
August 1, 2014 - 8:20am
July 25, 2014
OUTDOORS: Keeping Hunting on Target
Beginning in mid-October, thousands of hunters from around the United States will converge in Winner, a small town in the rolling farm and ranch...
Agriculture / Business / Tourism
July 25, 2014 - 12:00am
July 10, 2014
Diversion officials bristle at cost of wetland restoration
July 10, 2014 - 9:47am
July 3, 2014
US ag secretary announces $50M for RRV flood control projects
July 3, 2014 - 8:18am
June 10, 2014
27 American Crystal growers sign up for sustainability program
MANVEL, N.D. -- Casey Hoverson is proud of his family's production of sugar beets, potatoes and rotational crops, and he's happy to tell the...
June 10, 2014 - 10:29am
April 17, 2014
Earth Day: Celebrating agriculture and conservation
Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day as a reminder of the intrinsic value of clean air, clear water and abundant wildlife. Here...
April 17, 2014 - 11:34am
March 3, 2014
ND national park tourism creates $39.2M in economic benefit
OMAHA, Neb. - A new National Park Service report shows that 669,242 visitors to national parks in North Dakota spent $39.2 million and supported 528 jobs in the state in 2012. "The national parks of North Dakota attract visitors from across the country and around the world and provide...
Business / Economic Development / Tourism
March 3, 2014 - 1:35pm
January 30, 2014
ND Industrial Commission wants more input on 'extraordinary places'
BISMARCK - Industrial Commission members delayed action Wednesday on a policy that would create a more formal process for public comment on proposed oil and gas drilling near "extraordinary places" in western North Dakota, saying they want to allow for additional public input. "I...
January 30, 2014 - 10:11am
January 29, 2014
What's in the new farm bill?
FARGO, N.D. -- The conference committee version of what has become the 2014 farm bill offers long-term certainty, but garnered mixed reactions from producers and agricultural industry officials in the upper Midwest, who lost on key points. The bill -- so far called simply the Agricultural...
Agriculture / Business
January 29, 2014 - 10:52am
January 28, 2014
Negotiators reach deal on farm bill; House could vote Wednesday
WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators agreed to a farm bill on Monday that they think finally will pass the House and Senate. It is a compromise package that pleases neither side, with food stamp cuts and farm subsidies continuing. "Compromise is rare in Washington these days but...
January 28, 2014 - 8:40am