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PNS Daily Newscast - August 19, 2019. 


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Public News Service - ND: Sustainable Agriculture

Soybean exports to China, the crop's largest export market, are down 98 percent in 2018. (United Soybean Board/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Concerns about 2019 are growing as the United States' trade war continues to hurt farmers. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says he's confident farmers can plan ahead for market conditions. But this year, the U.S.’ largest agricultural export, soybean, is down 98

Two large-scale hog farm operations have already been proposed in North Dakota. (rygudguy/Pixabay)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Could large hog-farming operations be on the horizon for North Dakota? The state Department of Health is clearing the way for them, by deciding on changes to pollution-control rules from animal feeding operations. Two hog farms proposed for eastern North Dakota have local re

Women farm or co-farm more than 300 million acres across the country. (Robert Couse-Baker/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Increasingly, women are the landowners of farms, but they often lack access to conservation programs and resources. That's why the American Farmland Trust (AFT) is starting its Women for the Land initiative. AFT Midwest Director Jennifer Filipiak says the key is to get inform

Some North Dakotans worry that two proposed, large-scale hog farms could push out small, family-owned operations. (afnewsagency/Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakotans have concerns about two large-scale hog farms in the state. Referred to as Confined Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs, each facility is in different stages of permitting. Last night, people gathered in Casselton to discuss an operation near Buffalo that would

Beekeepers only saw a 33 percent dip in colony numbers over the last year, a smaller decrease than in years past. (Marisa Lubec/U.S. Geological Survey)

BISMARCK, N.D. – A group has chosen North Dakota to demonstrate and collect data on the best practices for managing bees, as the species faces diminishing numbers nationwide. North Dakota's choice for the Bee Integrated Demonstration Project by the Honey Bee Health Coalition is no surprise.

North Dakota is the largest producer of barley and many other cereal grains in the United States. (Krista Lundgren/USFWS)

BISMARCK, N.D. – While negotiations over the next farm bill in Congress may seem distant, North Dakota farmers hope the 2018 bill can make their work more sustainable. The improving economy has helped the country dig out of the Great Recession, but it also means farmers are getting less for wh

North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne says low commodity prices are causing financial pain among farmers. (NDFU.org)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Low commodity and livestock prices are putting increasing stress on agriculture producers across the country. Despite a growing world population, crop production is greater than demand, leading to lower prices. Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, said farmers c

As North Dakota voters prepare to weigh in on the state's corporate-farming law, family-farm advocates hold public discussions in four towns this week. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Starting today, family-farm advocates host a series of talks about the state's anti-corporate-farming bill. North Dakota is one of only a handful of states that doesn't allow corporate farming. But on June 14, voters will decide whether to reverse that with Senate Bill 2351, to al

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