1/12/12 (Thu)

AFBF delegates take Farm Bill position

National farm policy should be rewritten this year to establish a program that protects farmers from catastrophic revenue losses by using a flexible combination of fiscally responsible tools, said voting delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting.

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1/11/12 (Wed)

Now is the time to make estate plans

Attendees of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd Annual Meeting picked up valuable advice from Christopher Hesse on how to protect their estates. Hesse is a CPA with LarsonAllen Firm-Wide Tax Resource Group and a partner in a family farm.

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1/10/12 (Tue)

Fight hyper regulation with involvement

Farmers need to commit their time, energy, money and best thinking if they want to stop the proliferation of federal regulations that threaten their businesses, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said at the American Farm Bureau Federation 93rd Annual Meeting.

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1/09/12 (Mon)

Bina advances to Sweet 16

North Dakota Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet contestant, Spencer Bina, has advanced to the Sweet 16.

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1/06/12 (Fri)

Destination: Hawaii

A lot will be going on when close to 6, 000 Farm Bureau members gather in Honolulu for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd annual meeting. They’ll reunite with old friends; attend informative conferences and compete for awards.

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1/05/12 (Thu)

Retail food prices moderate

Retail food prices at the supermarket declined slightly during the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

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1/04/12 (Wed)

Look who's talking

An editorial by Julie Murphree -- Someone has convinced farmers and ranchers to start talking. That’s kind of a crazy proposition, especially since sometimes they really don’t care to get into the communication thing too much.

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12/30/11 (Fri)

AFBF Foundation auction online beginning January 2

Each year the American Farm Bureau Federation Foundation hosts a silent auction to benefit agricultural literacy at the AFBF annual meeting. This year the auction will be online.

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12/29/11 (Thu)

Keep tabs on AFBF Annual Meeting from your computer

Anyone not able to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 93rd annual meeting (Jan. 8-11) is encouraged to use social media for updates on events, speakers, awards, elections, Young Farmers & Ranchers competitions and more.

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12/28/11 (Wed)

Report confirms what farmers have been saying

A recent report from the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service confirms what farmers have been saying for a while now: there are fewer growers, but they are producing more while using fewer chemicals and less land, labor and water.

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12/27/11 (Tue)

Storm of estate taxes threatens farm country

Two recent news reports contained troubling year-end news for farm families.

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12/21/11 (Wed)

Milestone: 50,000 since 2003

It's widely reported news, today, that North Dakota has reached a population milestone. Read what our governor has to say about it...

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12/20/11 (Tue)

Benefits from A to, well, W

Did you know: Members of North Dakota Farm Bureau can take advantage of a variety of value-added benefits that put money back in their pockets!

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12/19/11 (Mon)

Virtual farm tours

Take a trip to a farm and never leave your computer! North Dakota Farm Bureau has several videos and photos explaining different aspects of agriculture.

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12/16/11 (Fri)

The true spirit of Christmas

They say that charity starts at home. And for nearly 15,000 people in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond, that sentiment was wholeheartedly felt earlier this December as they laid wreaths on graves in Arlington Cemetery.

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