Since the “new oil boom,” North Dakota’s hourly wages have garnered national attention. Workers flocked to the Oil Patch for jobs starting at $30 per hour or more.
With overtime, paid at time and a half, it wasn’t unusual to see oil workers earning six figures annually.
The North Dakota State University Extension Service is hosting a training program Aug. 11-13 at Richard H. Barry Hall on the NDSU downtown campus in Fargo for those interested in becoming a certified farm succession coordinator.
AMSTERDAM - From the rooftops of Amsterdam to the expanses of Kazakhstan, Dutch technology is helping food producers to meet the needs of both gourmets and growing populations facing uncertain supplies.
TORONTO - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the country's largest pension fund manager, said on Monday it is concerned about the Saskatchewan government's decision to temporarily ban certain institutional investors from buying farmland in the province.
North Dakota’s Republican Legislature and the governor have just proven that a one-party system cannot work, whether Republican or Democrat. Absent any real supporting testimony, they have passed a new law that will change the state forever. The strongest anti-corporate farming law in America has just been effectively destroyed.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farms and Land in Farms - 2014 Summary showed the U.S. had 2.08 million farms. South Dakota had 31,700 farms in 43.3 million acres with an average farm size of 1,353 acres, compared with a nationwide average of 438 acres per farm and a total of 913 million acres in farms.
South Dakota State University Extension Service
March 09, 2015
In an extraordinary display of unity, 392 farm, nutrition and conservation groups have written congressional budget letters urging no cuts in any programs within the jurisdiction of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended until March 31 the Feb. 27 deadline to update yields and reallocate base acres. The final day to apply for farm bill safety-net coverage also is March 31, USDA says.
A key signup deadline for the federal farm bill is looming, and area Farm Service Agency officials urge landowners who haven’t signed up to act quickly.
“Let us know if you haven’t done it yet. We want to work with you,” says Diane Beidler, executive director of Turner County (S.D.) FSA.
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