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Posted 10/25/2021

Member Alert

North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Member Update:

Oct. 25, 2021


Hours-of-service waiver extended

On Friday, Gov. Doug Burgum announced that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted his request to extend an hours-of-service waiver for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting water and livestock feed to help North Dakota producers affected by continuing drought conditions. Burgum granted a similar 30-day waiver in an executive order Sept. 22.


Last week’s letter from FMCSA Regional Field Administrator Scott Hernandez explains that the extension “provides regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting water and livestock feed including hay into the State of North Dakota, or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the drought emergency.”


The extension took effect Oct. 23 and will remain in effect through Nov. 23 or until the end of the emergency, whichever is earlier. Burgum requested an extension in a letter to Hernandez earlier this week.


Stockmen’s Foundation seeks Ball sponsors

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation is seeking sponsors for the 2021 Stockmen’s Ball, which will be held Dec. 11 at the Ramkota in Bismarck. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities to choose from – cash sponsorships, live auction item sponsorships or silent auction item sponsorships. Sponsorship packages come with incentives and vary depending on level of investment. If you are interested in learning more about ways you can support the 501(c)3, contact Julie Ellingson, executive vice president, at (701) 223-2522 or