6/27/11 (Mon)

Don't be a hotdog with fireworks

Independence Day is just a week away, and with sales of fireworks now underway, it's a good time to remind everyone, "Don't be a hotdog with fireworks."

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6/27/11 (Mon)

NDFB says EPA water authority a bad idea

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed guidance document that attempts to give the government agency complete authority over all waters of the United States is unwise and illogical says North Dakota Farm Bureau President Eric Aasmundstad.

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6/24/11 (Fri)

Extension offers tool kit for recovery after disasters

Individuals and families now have a tool kit to help them recover financially after experiencing a natural disaster.

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6/22/11 (Wed)

Sad day in Minot

The dikes in Minot have been breached and water is now flowing into the city. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by flood waters in Minot, and in so many other locations in North Dakota.

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6/21/11 (Tue)

Paradigm shift for ag?

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen -- With the 21st century a little more than a decade old, it is readily apparent how this century will be different from the last one for American agriculture. The major difference has nothing to do with organic farming, biotechnology or biofuels. It’s not about new forms of agriculture or new markets. The difference has nothing to do with climate change or water resources; it’s even broader and more fundamental than that.

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6/20/11 (Mon)

Say no to farm machinery CDL requirements

North Dakota Farm Bureau is urging farmers to submit written comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on a draft proposal that would require Commercial Drivers' Licenses for farm machinery.

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6/17/11 (Fri)

BND loan programs for weather-affected businesses and farmers

Bank of North Dakota (BND) has implemented new, low-interest, disaster relief loan programs to help businesses and agricultural producers impacted by 2011 weather-related events.

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6/16/11 (Thu)

Fuel tax refund deadline coming soon

Tax Commissioner Cory Fong reminds eligible consumers that June 30 is the last day to apply for a refund of the state fuel taxes they paid on gasoline/gasohol purchased during 2010. The refund is available to farmers, ranchers, industrial contractors, emergency medical services operations and certain Native Americans.

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6/15/11 (Wed)

CPI shows slight increase in food inflation

According to the latest Consumer Price Index reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the food index rose 0.4 percent in May, the same increase as in April.

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6/14/11 (Tue)

The Pledge

It's Flag Day. North Dakota Farm Bureau has a short video reminder for all of us...

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6/13/11 (Mon)

Governor urges observance of Flag Day and Flag Week

BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a proclamation signed by the President, Governor Jack Dalrymple is calling on North Dakotans to observe Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14, and National Flag Week, the week beginning June 12, by displaying the American flag and honoring those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our great nation.

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6/09/11 (Thu)

N.D. leaders press for assistance for farmers in Devils Lake basin

A priority issue for North Dakota Farm Bureau has received attention from North Dakota leaders. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring have asked federal officials to make an exception in prevented planting policy for producers in the Devils Lake basin whose farms have shrunk or disappeared due to the lake’s rising waters.

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6/08/11 (Wed)

Court decision gives AFBF seat at the table in pesticide lawsuit

A June 3 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California allowing the American Farm Bureau Federation and other agricultural groups to intervene in a major lawsuit over pesticide use and the Endangered Species Act gives the groups a “seat at the table” in settlement discussions, according to Ellen Steen, AFBF’s general counsel.

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6/07/11 (Tue)

When did food become so complicated?

An editorial by American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman - Sustainability. Organic. Biotech. Big Ag. Local. Pure. These are just a few labels being tossed around freely to discuss something that I’ve always thought of as a pretty simple and straight-forward concept: Eating.

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6/06/11 (Mon)

NDSU program compares prevented planting with planting

It is decision time for many North Dakota producers because wet weather has pushed them beyond the date where they can opt for prevented planting insurance.

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