3/25/13 (Mon)

Casselton teacher wins national award

Mary Kensok, a fourth grade teacher at Central Cass Elementary in Casselton, has been awarded the “Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture” award. The award is given to five educators annually at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. Kensok will be honored at the conference in Minneapolis in June.

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3/21/13 (Thu)

Continuing resolution approved

The Senate on Wednesday passed a continuing resolution to keep the government open beyond March 27, when the current continuing resolution expires. The newest CR would fund the government through Sept. 30, 2013, the end of fiscal 2013.

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3/19/13 (Tue)

Adequate land ranks as top concern of young farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C., — Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 20 percent of respondents, followed by burdensome government regulations and “red tape,” which was identified by 15 percent of the young farmers and ranchers responding.

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3/18/13 (Mon)

Final Val and Pal airs

The final installment of NDFB's year-long ag awareness radio project, Val and Pal, ends with Val's explanation of why she is a farmer.

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3/14/13 (Thu)

NDFB Week poster contest winners named

A drawing contest for fourth and fifth grade students was held for North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, March 10-16. Students were asked to draw, “What is agriculture to you?” A winner from each grade level was chosen.

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3/13/13 (Wed)

NDFB President responds to Forum editorial

In today's Fargo Forum, North Dakota Farm Bureau was wrongfully accused of backing out on its support of SB 2211, the animal cruelty bill. NDFB President Doyle Johannes submitted the following editorial to the Forum...

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3/11/13 (Mon)

It's Farm Bureau Week: Participate in our video contest

The NDFB Promotion and Education committee is hosting a video contest. The theme of the contest is “I am Agriculture” and the purpose is to have people show how agriculture affects their lives. Everyone is affected by agriculture every day, even if they aren’t a farmer or rancher. We want to know your agriculture story!

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3/08/13 (Fri)

NDFB testifies on SB 2211

The House Ag Committee heard testimony on SB 2211, the animal cruelty bill, on Thursday. North Dakota Farm Bureau stood in opposition unless the bill was amended. NDFB lobbyist Tom Bodine testified for the organization.

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3/05/13 (Tue)

New taxes burdensome for farm and ranch families

WASHINGTON, D.C., — New Medicare taxes, the health insurance tax and penalties for failure to meet coverage requirements will harm the nation’s farm and ranch families, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today.

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3/04/13 (Mon)

Missling talks FB Week in this week's NDFB Newsline

NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling talks about next week's North Dakota Farm Bureau Week in this week's NDFB Newsline.

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3/01/13 (Fri)

Antibiotics remain important for animal and public health

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 1, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Federation and other members of the Coalition for Animal Health this week hosted an educational briefing for congressional staff on meat production, public health and the importance of antibiotics. The briefing focused on helping legislators understand how and why farmers and ranchers use antibiotics.

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2/27/13 (Wed)

Audio posts of Legislature Today programs

NDFB will be posting audio segments from our Saturday sponsorship of the NDFB Legislature Today program on 550 KFYR-AM, 1100 The Flag and AM 1090.

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2/26/13 (Tue)

Choice Hotels spring savings

Choice Hotels, an NDFB benefits partner, has a special deal for members this spring: Take two separate trips, earn one night free.

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2/25/13 (Mon)

Factory farms on Val and Pal

North Dakota Farm Bureau's Val and Pal talk about factory farms in the newest radio spot, aired on 8 stations throughout North Dakota.

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2/20/13 (Wed)

Have you signed up your teen for a Route 1000 class?

Route 1000 classes are less than a month away. Have you signed up your teen driver for a class in your area?

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