THe NDSA is firmly opposed to the inclusion of perpetual easements in CRP.
Please contact Sen. Hoeven or Sen. Heitkamp to urge them to help us get this language struck from the final bill.


Proposed bylaw changes
The NDSA's Board of Directors has proposed bylaw changes to modernize and clarify the organization's bylaws.
The changes will be presented for a vote by members at the opening business session of its convention and trade show on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Ramkota in Bismarck.




USDA announced that it will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from producers who suffered livestock and other losses due to natural disasters in 2017 & 2018.

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Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act 

This bill was introduced to reform federal Hours of Service rules to ensure the safety of animals, livestock haulers and others on the road.

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Intern Opportunity:
Convention Intern:
Application deadline is July 20.
Omnibus spending bill included an extension of ELD compliance for livestock haulers to Sept. 30, 2018. The previous extension date was June 18. 
Waiver must be carried with livestock haulers at all times.
The ELD enforcement date and existing hours of service (HOS) regulations pose significant consequences for the livestock industry. Current federal law limits on-duty time to 14 hours, with a maximum drive time of 11 consecutive hours. The driver must then rest for 10 consecutive hours before returning to duty.  For the great majority of the trips made by our livestock haulers, this is simply not enough drive time to accommodate the realities of hauling live animals across the country. Research also demonstrates that repeated loading and unloading of animals creates stress, harming the livestock as well as endangering the hauler.  Unfortunately, the impending electronic logging device (ELD) enforcement date and existing hours of service (HOS) rules may force small business owners out of the marketplace while also having the unintended impact of decreasing driver safety, and jeopardizing the well-being of hauled animals if they can no longer be hauled by highly skilled and trained drivers/stockmen.


Top Recruiter Contest

The newly-released
North Dakota Cattle Directory
is now available!
(Please include name & mailing address.)









July 19 - NDSA Feeder Council Golf Scramble, Washburn
July 20 - Convention Intern application deadline
Stock Talk
NDSA reports Thursday mornings on KDIX.


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