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USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Nov. 15 the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations.


Access Restrictions and Prohibited Activities on James River and Pipestem Creek

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

Due to the recent information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, and the Bureau of Reclamation, LaMoure and Stutsman Counties are notifying the public of the anticipated ice conditions this winter and next spring due to continued releases from the Jamestown and Pipestem Reservoirs.


Burgum, Goehrig Thank Perdue for Approving Secretarial Disaster Designation to Help ND Farmers and Ranchers

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

USDA Under Secretary Northey visits ND to see impacts, hear from producers; disaster designation covers 47 of state’s 53 counties

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. (NOV. 8, 2019) – Gov. Doug Burgum and state Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring today applauded the announcement that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has approved the governor’s request for a secretarial disaster designation for 47 of North Dakota’s 53 counties, making assistance available to farmers and ranchers struggling with the impacts of an early blizzard and abnormally wet fall.


Burgum Waives Restrictions on Hay and Livestock Hauling to Help Producers Impacted by Wet Conditions

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (NOV. 7, 2019) – To help ranchers struggling with abnormally wet conditions for this time of year, Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order waiving hours of service requirements, fees and certain load restrictions for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay and livestock.


Burgum Waives Hours of Service for Haulers of Propane, Gasoline and Diesel

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (NOV. 2, 2019) – Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an executive order granting a waiver of hours of service requirements for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting propane, gasoline and diesel fuel to retail suppliers.


Burgum Signs Executive Order Declaring Statewide Flood Emergency as He and Goehring Visit Flood-Impacted Areas

Monday, October 21, 2019

FARGO, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum this morning signed an executive order declaring a statewide flood emergency, paving the way for requests for federal assistance to help North Dakotans deal with significant flooding impacts caused by heavy fall rains and a historic October blizzard.


Burgum, Goehring to Visit Flood-Affected Area as Damage Being Assessed for Federal Disaster Requests

Friday, October 18, 2019

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and other state officials will meet with local officials and community members on Monday, Oct. 21, in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown and hold a townhall meeting in Fessenden to hear about the impacts of North Dakota’s unusually wet fall and last weekend’s record-breaking early snowstorm and to discuss the state’s response efforts.


N.D. Department of Agriculture: Producers Encouraged to Contact Extension Agents to Report Damage, Losses and Conditions

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

Last weekend’s winter storm made a bad situation worse for many North Dakota agricultural producers.


Burgum: State Continues to Monitor Rain-Affected Areas as Efforts Shift from Response to Recovery

Friday, September 27, 2019

Categories: all, 2019 Fall Flooding

Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES), and Cody Schulz, North Dakota Homeland Security director, today led a conference call with emergency managers from across the state to determine if additional resources or capabilities are needed to respond to last weekend’s severe storms and heavy rainfall. The conversation also focused on determining the extent of damages experienced by the affected jurisdictions and the upcoming recovery process.


N.D. Department of Emergency Services Announces Mitigation Grant Funding Availability

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 03:04 am

The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) recently was notified that FEMA has made available $410 million in federal funding through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM).