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Ag Commissioner leads North Dakota’s first India trade mission

The daily market in Mysore (Karnataka state, India) is really full of colours. (Image: Marco Bellucci via Flickr)

FARGO, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring led North Dakota’s first trade mission to India last week to establish trade relations and opportunities for North Dakota companies with the world’s 2nd most populous country. The North Dakota delegation included Bio Pro Power, Great Northern Ag, SB&B Foods, SK Food International, SunOpta, Superior Manufacturing, Swanson Health Products, and representatives of the ...

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Meetings scheduled to discuss pipeline reclamation program

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is holding two town hall meetings to discuss its pipeline restoration and reclamation program. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the meetings are meant to help farmers, ranchers, landowners and others resolve land surface issues and answer other questions about the program. Goehring says a new brochure will be made available to ...

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North Dakota launches industrial hemp research program

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s agriculture department is launching a research program to help determine whether industrial hemp can be a viable commodity in the state. Eight years ago, the department issued the nation’s first hemp-growing licenses to two farmers, one of whom was a state lawmaker. But efforts to further the industry were hampered by federal drug law, which ...

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Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase scheduled in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — About 50 North Dakota companies will be showcasing their products during a Pride of Dakota Harvest Showcase in Williston this weekend. State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says products will range from food to books, and it’s a great opportunity for early holiday shopping. The event is Saturday and Sunday at the Raymond Family Community Center. Admission is ...

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$2.4M in specialty crop grants awarded in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded 27 grants totaling more than $2.4 million to promote specialty crops in the state. North Dakota gets money from the federal government to dole out as grants to boost the production and processing of crops such as dry peas, lentils, honey and confection sunflowers. The state already is among ...

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ND regulator: Industry unlikely to meet flaring target

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil industry likely won’t meet a Jan. 1 target set by new self-imposed rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production, the state’s top energy regulator said Wednesday. Problems with federal permits, land access permission for planned pipelines, stalled processing plants and increased natural gas production ...

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New pipeline reclamation program handling 11 complaints

BISMARCK, N.D. — A program that aims to help North Dakota landowners and tenants resolve issues with companies over pipeline reclamation problems is handling nearly a dozen complaints. State lawmakers earlier this year approved the program to use ombudsmen to work with landowners to resolve pipeline-related issues, and appropriated $400,000 in funding over two years. The goal of pipeline reclamation ...

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Oil on fiery North Dakota train less volatile than limit

WILLISTON, N.D. – Crude oil aboard a BNSF train that derailed in North Dakota on Wednesday caught fire even though it was less flammable than required by a state law that took effect last month. Test results sent to federal investigators and seen by Reuters show the state’s new rule may not be stringent enough to significantly reduce the risks ...

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Program to help landowners with pipeline reclamation issues

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has announced plans for a pipeline restoration and reclamation oversight pilot program. The program was approved by legislators this session, and Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed it into law Monday. It will help landowners and tenants resolve issues with companies over pipeline reclamation and restoration. Goehring says the program is needed, given ...

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Hess Corp. forgiven for not meeting ND flaring goals

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have forgiven Hess Corp. for failing to meet state-set natural gas flaring goals. Hess shut down a compressor station for 10 days late last year due to equipment issues, and company officials said that caused an increase in the amount of natural gas that was burned off and wasted. KXMB-TV reports the Industrial Commission ...

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