7/29/11 (Fri)

Flood fighting farmer featured in Focus, online

North Dakota Farm Bureau's official bimonthly publication Focus is now posted online, and features a story on flooding fighting farmer, Paul Thomas.

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7/28/11 (Thu)

Farming and ranching a get rich quick scheme?

An editorial by John Hart -- For some time now, the investment guru Jim Rogers has been encouraging young people not to pursue careers in high finance, but to become farmers. Rogers argues that in these times, farming is a greater path to wealth and riches than investment banking.

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7/27/11 (Wed)

Discrepancy in the data

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An updated report on the science surrounding Chesapeake Bay water quality confirms that serious and significant differences exist between the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Bay Model” and the model authored by the Agriculture Department. Left unchanged these differences could lead to farmers in the watershed paying a steep price for nutrients and sediments that have been mistakenly attributed to them, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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7/26/11 (Tue)

Higher energy prices hit farmers' bottom line

WASHINGTON, D.C., – While farmers are benefiting from positive commodity prices, rising production costs remain a concern, according to economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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7/25/11 (Mon)

In praise of all-American food

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - Isn’t it about time we praised All-American food, the food we like to eat at a picnic or outdoor barbeque? We’re talking about hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, sweet corn, potato salad, fresh fruit, ice cream and many other favorites.

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7/22/11 (Fri)

NDFB hosting Midwest Legislative Conference

North Dakota Farm Bureau is hosting the American Farm Bureau Federation Midwest Legislative Conference in Medora, beginning this Sunday.

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7/21/11 (Thu)

My American Farm gets Equipment Engineer game

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s educational gaming platform,, is rolling out another exciting set of resources. The site is expanding to include the “Equipment Engineer” game.

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7/20/11 (Wed)

Scholarship recipients announced

Eleven individuals from around the state have been awarded scholarships through the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation.

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7/19/11 (Tue)

Enhanced data on North American Agriculture on web

The Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced Monday the availability of enhanced data on North American agriculture. Published online, the information is a result of a project sponsored by the North American Tripartite Committee on Agricultural Statistics.

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7/15/11 (Fri)

Nominate an agricultural advocate

Details for the 2012 Cultivation Award have been finalized and the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee is encouraging all North Dakota Farm Bureau members to consider nominating a deserving individual or family for the award.

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7/14/11 (Thu)

Steps to easing regulatory nightmare

Congress must help alleviate the burden of an ever-increasing array of federal environmental regulations on agriculture, according to Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers, who testified today before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. Representing the American Farm Bureau Federation, Rogers told the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy that the breadth and extent of the regulatory challenges facing U.S. agriculture are tremendous.

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7/12/11 (Tue)

Tight supply still driving corn market

The Agriculture Department forecasts higher corn stocks in its July crop report released today compared to its June report, but economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation stress that corn supplies are still very tight and a big crop is needed to meet strong demand and build reserves to a more comfortable level.

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7/08/11 (Fri)

NDFB encourages comments opposing Dakota Grassland Conservation Area

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to accelerate the acquisition of wetland and grassland habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region, including North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Under this new strategy, they are developing a Dakota Grassland Conservation Area.

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7/07/11 (Thu)

Grainger announces expanded line of generators, pumps

North Dakota Farm Bureau member benefits partner Grainger has announced an expanded line of generators and pumps from Honda.

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7/05/11 (Tue)

Reminder: Project Safe Send collections begin this week

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring urges North Dakota residents to check their storage areas for any unusable pesticides and then bring them to one of the upcoming Project Safe Send collections.

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