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. “Though the best relief obviously would be warm, dry weather, NDSU Extension and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture want to help producers by gathering information about conditions in the state,” said Charlie Stoltenow, North Dakota State University Extension assistant [...]

2019-10-16T17:28:26-05:00October 16th, 2019|News|

2019 Wheat Harvest A Challenge In Many Areas

The prolonged and rain impacted harvest season across much of our region has created many challenges, including a slow harvest pace, high moisture wheat, reduced color or vitreous kernels, and a larger than normal share of the crop is also showing low falling numbers. This has added marketing uncertainty for both producers and end-users, and [...]

2019-10-02T11:11:04-05:00October 2nd, 2019|News|

NDGGA President Jeff Mertz Responds to U.S. Japan Trade Deal

Fargo, N.D. (Sept. 25, 2019) - President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe have signed a new trade agreement during a United Nations General Assembly Meeting in New York. The deal includes tariff reductions and country specific quotas that would benefit North Dakota agriculture. North Dakota Grain Growers Association President Jeff Mertz says the deal [...]

2019-09-25T15:46:48-05:00September 25th, 2019|News|

Presentations from 2019 Big Iron Marketing Seminar

We'd like to thank everyone that came out to the Big Iron Marketing Seminar earlier this month. Educating growers is one of our key tenants as an organization, and we greatly appreciate the participation that has helped make this annual event a success. Our partners for the event, the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers, has [...]

2019-09-18T16:36:07-05:00September 18th, 2019|News|

NDGGA President Jeff Mertz Responds to “WOTUS” Repeal

FARGO, N.D. (Sept. 13, 2019) - North Dakota Grain Growers Association President Jeff Mertz has issued a response to yesterday’s announcement by the EPA and the Department of the Army that the 2015 rule expanding the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act will be repealed. Mertz said the [...]

2019-09-13T14:02:52-05:00September 13th, 2019|News|

NDGGA President Mertz Meets with Water Management Policy Makers in Washington

FARGO, N.D. (Sept. 4, 2019) - North Dakota Grain Growers Association President Jeff Mertz joined a delegation of North Dakota agriculture stakeholders on a trip to Washington from August 29 to 30. The group met with representatives from the House Agricultural Committee, the Department of the Interior and Rep. Colin Peterson’s staff, as well as [...]

2019-09-04T14:00:15-05:00September 4th, 2019|News|

RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date for Prevented Planting Acres Planted to a Cover Crop

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 – Farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres will be permitted to hay, graze or chop those fields earlier than November this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 [...]

2019-06-20T15:02:38-05:00June 20th, 2019|News|

NDGGA President Jeff Mertz Responds to USDA Assistance for Trade Disruption

Fargo, N.D. (May 24, 2019) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the USDA will take actions to support farmers affected by recent trade disruptions. President Trump has authorized the USDA to provide up to $16 billion for payments to farmers, food purchases and trade promotion. North Dakota Grain Growers Association President Jeff [...]

2019-05-24T10:18:38-05:00May 24th, 2019|News|

Regional Agriculture Groups Request Fair Payment in Second Market Facilitation Program

Press Release Bismarck, N.D. (May 21, 2019) – The United States Durum Growers Association (USDGA) and North Dakota Grain Growers Association (NDGGA), along with seven other agriculture organizations, submitted a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting fair payment for all commodities as a second Market Facilitation Program (MFP) with allocations [...]

2019-05-21T12:01:53-05:00May 21st, 2019|News|