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.

 

More on Agriculture

September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and Chris Pappas (D-NH) introduced the Promoting Rural Exports Act. This bill formally establishes the Rural Export Center under U.S. Commercial Services, which will help rural businesses access international markets and work to increase their exports.

June 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congressman John Curtis (R-UT) and more than 50 members of Congress to launch the new Conservative Climate Caucus. The Caucus will focus on sharing conservative climate solutions that align with Republican principles and are based on an agenda that will make real progress through American innovation and ultimately enhance American prosperity.

June 21, 2021 In The News

On May 30, 2021, the world’s largest meat packer, JBS S.A., was the target of a ransomware cyber-attack that forced operations to cease at all of their beef processing plants in the United States, causing significant disruption in the supply chain.

June 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced efforts to repeal the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR).

April 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Today, Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) joined Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and 110 House colleagues in introducing a resolution to uphold the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). This resolution would express the sense of the House that clean water is a national priority and that the April 21, 2020, NWPR implemented by the Trump administration should not be withdrawn or vacated.

January 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) released the following statement on President Biden’s first executive orders, which hurt agriculture and energy producing states like North Dakota.

January 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the House Republican Steering Committee nominated North Dakota's Congressman Kelly Armstrong to serve on the House Energy and Commerce (E&C) Committee.

December 4, 2020 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today praised the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) for finalizing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastern North Dakota Alternate Water Supply (ENDAWS) Project.

September 1, 2020 Press Release

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and Congressman Kelly Armstrong today issued the following statement in support of Governor Doug Burgum’s request for a major presidential disaster declaration:
 

June 9, 2020 Press Release
Today, Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), along with Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) and members of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law—Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Representative Ken Buck (R-CO), Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Representative Greg Steube (R-FL)—asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase regulatory flexibility for small meat processors in light of the coronavirus pandemic.