Farmer Fair Practices Rules

Farmer Fair Practices Rules Under Review, Open for More Comments

The new Farmer Fair Practices Rules, proposed by Obama Administration, would help ensure that independent farmers and ranchers are treated fairly by corporate meatpackers. The new administration, however, is taking a look at these protections. On December 14, 2016, the … Continued

BLM methane waste rule

North Dakota Tribal Support of BLM Methane Waste Rule Growing

On April 20, Dakota Resource Council affiliate Fort Berthold P.O.W.E.R. scored a major victory when they convinced the Fort Berthold Tribal Government to unanimously pass a resolution in opposition to rolling back the BLM Methane Waste Rule. The win culminated … Continued

coal royalty loophole

Coal royalty loophole returning?

The Interior Department has stumbled all over itself in its enthusiasm to serve the wishes of Cloud Peak Energy, the American Petroleum Institute, and a handful of other fossil fuel companies and trade organizations when it comes to the coal … Continued

farm bill Waller Family

Our Vision for a Fair Food & Farm Bill for 2018

Supporting Family Farms and Ranches and Vibrant Rural Communities The farm bill is a package of federal legislation enacted every five to seven years to set the general direction for America’s farm and food policy. Congress enacted the first farm … Continued

Native regalia bill

Native regalia bill making way through Montana legislature

Western Native Voice, with the help of State Senator Jen Gross (SD 25), introduced Senate Bill (SB) 319, which will protect individuals who wish to wear Native regalia or objects of cultural significance to public events, such as graduations. This … Continued

Tongue River Railroad

Tongue River Railroad – Winning Against Long Odds

The epic battle to defeat the Tongue River Railroad and what we can learn from it today Quite a few folks associate Northern Plains Resource Council with the Tongue River Railroad. It’s a huge part of our history – Northern … Continued

trans-pacific partnership family agriculture, cattle market

There is a Solution

By now, the disaster that is the cattle market has been factored into the coming year’s budget. For some it means the end of a dream to own a ranch, for the remaining it means a hard assessment about what … Continued