Dotzenrod: Defeat of Farm Bill in House a Serious Setback for Agriculture in North Dakota

May 18, 2018

Democratic-NPL Candidate for Agriculture Commissioner calls on House to pass Farm Bill with strong crop insurance and increased trade promotion (WYNDMERE, ND) — Today, the House of Representatives failed to pass the Farm Bill. North Dakota Democratic-NPL candidate for Agriculture Commissioner and District 26 State Senator Jim Dotzenrod released the following statement: “The defeat of … Read More

SHOT, CHASER: Cramer Calls Warnings of Harm to Soybean Industry “Exaggerated Hyperbole,” China Buys Record Amount of Russian Soy

May 17, 2018

AUDIO: Cramer Continues to Mislead Soybean Producers about Devastating Impact of the Tariffs He Supports (BISMARCK, ND) — There he goes again: It looks like Kevin Cramer is back to whistling a ‘nothing-to-see-here’ tune to North Dakota soybean farmers. Just one day after feigning sympathy for their concerns over a looming trade war with China … Read More

POLITICAL DOUBLE-SPEAK: After Calling Farmers’ Concerns Political ‘Hysteria’ Cramer Fakes Sympathy, Still Supports Harmful Tariffs

May 17, 2018

Cramer softens his tone to try to fool farmers on his strong support for tariffs and advance his own career (BISMARCK, ND) — After weeks of ignoring outcries from North Dakota farmers and ranchers – belittling concerns for their livelihoods in the face of backbreaking tariffs as nothing more than political “hysteria,” Kevin Cramer today … Read More

Kevin Cramer’s extremist Republican Study Committee tries to sink the Farm Bill

May 16, 2018

Why is Kevin Cramer part of this anti-agriculture caucus? More than 300 ag groups – including North Dakota Farm Bureau – write Congress opposed to partisan Farm Bill amendments   (BISMARCK, ND) – During the debate over the last Farm Bill, the Williston Herald excoriated Kevin Cramer for politicizing what’s usually bipartisan legislation. But it … Read More

Major Cramer Supporter: “Any Tariffs Are a Bad Idea”

May 16, 2018

One of Kevin Cramer’s top surrogates can see that tariffs would hurt the economy, so why doesn’t his candidate stand up for sensible trade policy? (BISMARCK, ND) — As Kevin Cramer prepares to testify in the U.S. House of Representatives today on Chinese tariffs that could have a devastating impact on North Dakota’s ag economy … Read More