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DICKINSON, N.D. — As this year's farm bill continues to take shape, the question of what impact it will have on area farmers looms large. A presentation at this year's Diversity, Direction and Dollars agriculture forum in Dickinson on Jan. 4 by Bradley Lubben, Extension assistant professor and policy specialist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, suggested that any proposed legislation will be tasked with doing a lot with little money.
BISMARCK—North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources believes 2018 will be a lot like 2017 when it comes to North Dakota energy. That isn't a bad thing, because 2017 ended on a high note with increased oil production toward the end of the year.
DICKINSON, N.D.—Corn and oil may sound like an unpleasant cocktail, but blending ethanol and gasoline has resulted in savings for consumers and profits for farmers, advocates say. To expand those benefits, U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., has co-sponsored legislation, H.R. 1736, that would extend waivers for ethanol-gasoline blends greater than 10 percent.
RICHARDTON, N.D.—The sight of a truck ladened with a mountain of hay bales is a welcome sight as it comes down the narrow stretch of North Dakota Highway 8 leading to the Rebel Farm. It takes the better part of an hour for Rodney Rebel and Jerry Christian, a volunteer truck driver with Farm Rescue, to unload the 37 bales of hay, and stack them alongside the others—all destined as feed for Rebel's cows. It isn't going to be enough.