Agriculture

Agriculture is the foundation of North Dakota’s economy. It contributes over $10 billion to our economy, as farmers and ranchers across the state work every day to grow the world’s food. Farming and ranching is more than a job to North Dakotans. It’s a way of life. Farmers and ranchers wake with the sun, work with their hands, and dutifully care for their crops and livestock day in and day out.

Because of farmers’ and ranchers’ efforts, North Dakota is the number one state for navy beans, pinto beans, canola, flaxseed, honey, dry peas, durum wheat and spring wheat; the number two state for black beans, Great Northern beans, lentils and sunflower; and the number three state for barley, oats and sugarbeets. (All stats via the U.S. Department of Agriculture, applicable for 2018.) To learn more about North Dakota’s agriculture industry, please visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture website here.

In Congress, Congressman Armstrong works to make sure North Dakota’s agriculture industry is heard.

 

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September 13, 2019 In The News

While talks of impeaching President Donald Trump continue to swirl nationwide, North Dakota Representative Kelly Armstrong sees the movement as a waste of time.

“We have an election coming up in two years,” he said. “If they don’t want Donald Trump to be president they should go beat Donald Trump.”

September 6, 2019 Press Release

FARGO, N.D. – Congressman Kelly Armstrong held a roundtable discussion today with key agriculture stakeholders on the United States’ proposed trade deal with Mexico and Canada, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Joined by Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and two dozen farmers and stakeholders on the North Dakota State University campus, Armstrong stressed that finalizing this trade agreement is one of his top priorities this fall – if Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will allow it to come up for a vote. 

July 30, 2019 In The News

GRAND FORKS - Though the United States has not yet ratified the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, its proponents are confident it will.

The U.S. reached agreement with Mexico and Canada in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in November. Mexico ratified the USMCA in June, and it appears Canada is making progress toward that, as well.

However, in the U.S., Republicans and Democrats continue to debate parts of the agreement and Congress recessed Sunday, July 28, without taking action.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, H.R. 2336, passed the House. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, and subcommittee member Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) are original cosponsors of the Family Farmer Relief Act.
 

July 23, 2019 Media Resources

Note: This op-ed from Congressman Armstrong ran in newspaper outlets throughout North Dakota between April 20 and April 26.

By Congressman Kelly Armstrong

April 13 marked my 100th day as North Dakota’s congressman. This milestone offers an opportunity to look back at what has been accomplished so far for North Dakota and the American people.

July 17, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON - Congressman Kelly Armstrong joined C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program today to discuss the week's votes in the House of Representatives, the fate of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and more. Watch his appearance below:

June 24, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues?

North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery.

June 20, 2019 Media Resources

WASHINGTON - Twenty-eight Republican governors, including North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, sent U.S. congressional leaders today a letter urging passage of the United States-Mexic-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The text of the letter is below and the original copy can be found by clicking here.

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer,

June 20, 2019 Blog Post

WASHINGTON - Twenty-eight Republican governors, including North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, sent U.S. congressional leaders today a letter urging passage of the United States-Mexic-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The text of the letter is below and the original copy can be found by clicking here.

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer,

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement after President Trump issued a major disaster declaration covering this year’s widespread spring flooding in North Dakota. The declaration covers the period from March 21 to April 28 and triggers the release of funding under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the impacted counties and to help reduce these regions’ risk of future flooding.