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|

NDGGA Votes to Withdraw from NAWG

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association has voted unanimously to withdraw from the National Association of Wheat Growers. Below you’ll find a statement from NDGGA President Jeff Mertz outlining the reasons for the withdrawal and the official resignation letter. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dan Wogsland at 701-282-9361 or danw@ndgga.com. [...]

2019-05-07T13:14:05-05:00May 7th, 2019|News|

USDA Announces Details of Assistance for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

Press release originally posted by the USDA Press. (Washington, D.C., August 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to [...]

2018-09-06T08:47:25-05:00September 4th, 2018|News|

USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

Press release originally published by the USDA Press. One-Year Extension Available to Holders of Many Expiring Contracts through Continuous Signup WASHINGTON, June 1, 2018 – As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for [...]

2018-06-04T14:39:45-05:00June 4th, 2018|News|

Barley Growers Concerned About Cargill Closing Malting Facility in Spiritwood

By: Steven Edwardson, Administrator, North Dakota Barley Council The recent announcement by Cargill Malt to close the malting facility in Spiritwood, North Dakota, has generated concern for barley producers in North Dakota. “The loss of a buyer in the marketplace results in less competition and potentially more volatility in barley production in North Dakota,” states [...]

2018-04-24T11:42:19-05:00April 24th, 2018|News|

NDGGA Celebrates 50 Years of Educating Beyond the Farm

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has taken some time to reflect on the organizations efforts of proactive advocacy, representation, leadership, research and education over the years. NDGGA Immediate Past President President John Weinand says the continued success of the organization can be credited to many dedicated people over [...]

2018-03-12T08:54:38-05:00March 30th, 2018|News|

Wheat Organizations Ask USTR to Work Toward Re-Joining TPP to Prevent Serious Revenue Loss

Press release originally posted on the National Association of Wheat Growers website on March 7, 2018. Washington, D.C. — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and 33 state wheat organizations have expressed hope in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer that the Administration will immediately prioritize accession to TPP [...]

2018-03-07T13:29:46-05:00March 7th, 2018|News|

NDGGA Elects New Leadership

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association recently held its annual meeting in conjunction with the 2017 Prairie Grains Conference in Grand Forks. In addition to voting on resolutions for 2018, the NDGGA elected a new president, Jeff Mertz of Hurdsfield, first vice president, Ed Kessel of Dickinson, second vice president, Tom Bernhardt of Linton and [...]

2018-01-15T10:45:07-05:00December 29th, 2017|News|