Hoeven: USDA Providing Grants for Small Meat Processors to Become Federally-Inspected

Senator John Hoeven, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make $55.2 million in competitive grants available to allow small meat processors to make improvements to become federally-inspected. This will improve meat processing capacity, helping to prevent disruptions in the nation's food supply and giving ranchers more options for selling and marketing… Continue Reading


Hoeven: Fargo-Moorhead Regional Flood Protection a First-in-the-Nation Project

FARGO, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today marked two first-in-the-nation milestones in the effort to build permanent, comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley: The selection of the project's P3 partner. This is the first major Army Corps' project to utilize the P3 split-delivery model, which enables the project to be built more cost-effectively and on a significantly faster timeline. Compared to traditional construction delivery, the P3 model will save the project $330 million … Continue Reading


Hoeven Addresses North Dakota Boys State 78th Annual Session

WAHPETON, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today addressed the North Dakota Boys State Delegation at the 78th annual session in Wahpeton. The senator outlined the importance of being an engaged member of society and shared of his personal experience attending Boys State. Delegates are selected to attend the weeklong program to develop leadership skills through participating in legislative sessions, court proceedings, disaster response exercises and additional activities simulating the structure of a s… Continue Reading