Any wishes farmers and ranchers may have had that a new farm bill would be reauthorized by U.S. Congress before November were dashed last week when lawmakers departed Washington, D.C., for an election recess without passing legislation or making decisions regarding crop insurance coverage.
Dickinson farmer Charlie Noyce will concede that goats are not the easiest livestock to raise, given that the animal comes with quite the list of annoyances for farmers.
But after raising goats for more than 30 years with help from his wife, Cyndi, Noyce said once people get around goats and understand that the animals have some quarks and a unique personality, it is hard for people not to develop a soft spot for them.
The U.S. Congressional House Committee on Agriculture approved the farm bill Thursday by a vote of 35-11.
The House bill would slash spending by $35 billion over 10 years.
The farm bill is what makes it possible for farmers in North Dakota and across the country to provide a “safe, secure food supply”, said Woody Barth, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union in Jamestown, which hosted a public meeting Tuesday at the pavilion in Belfield.
A Bismarck estate planning expert took area farmers and ranchers back to school Wednesday during his presentation on “Intgrating Farm and Ranch Planning with Mineral and Surface Income,” which took place in the Legends Ball Room at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson.
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