4/14/11 (Thu)

Federal government spending per person

Dr. Bob Young, the American Farm Bureau Federation’s chief economist, provides an interesting and useful breakdown of the federal budget, taxes and the deficit in the April issue of AFBF’s Crop Market Update. According to Young, the federal government spends $11,475 for every man, woman and child in the United States.

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4/13/11 (Wed)

Vaccinate cattle against anthrax now

Now is the time to have livestock vaccinated against anthrax. "Cattle should to be vaccinated before they're turned out into the pasture," says Charlie Stoltenow, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian.

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4/11/11 (Mon)

Educators can save on workshop cost

Educators interested in attending a North Dakota Food, Land and People workshop this summer have an opportunity to save $25.

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4/08/11 (Fri)

Help NDFB get an ag literacy display

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is sponsoring a competition for state Farm Bureaus to promote the agricultural literacy resource.

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4/07/11 (Thu)

Farm American race car hits the speedway

Furniture Row Racing, which is spearheading the Farm American program,announced that the team's No. 78 NASCAR Chevrolet will showcase the Farm American colors for the first time this season at this weekend's Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup race (April 7-9) at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

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4/06/11 (Wed)

AFBF urges participation in Japan relief efforts

The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging its members to donate to the American Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund in support of Japan relief efforts, following the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami that has overwhelmed the country.

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4/05/11 (Tue)

Form 1099 repeal great news

Action by the Senate today passing a bill repealing the onerous Form 1099 requirement is great news for America’s farm and ranch families, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.

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4/04/11 (Mon)

Coming this Saturday...

The 2011 debut for the Farm American race car will be at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9! It will be broadcast on the FOX television network at 7:30 p.m.

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4/01/11 (Fri)

Statement from AFBF regarding passage of HR 872

Bob Stallman, American Farm Bureau Federation President, issued the following statement: "The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased that the House has approved H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011.

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4/01/11 (Fri)

It's no joke: Fuel costs hit farmers hard

Americans are experiencing sticker shock at the gas pump these days, but high fuel costs are hitting America’s farmers and ranchers especially hard. According to testimony presented on March 31, by the American Farm Bureau Federation, government figures show farmers this spring will pay almost 85 percent more than they paid in 2000 just to plant their crops.

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3/31/11 (Thu)

Action Alert on wildlife depredation posted

You've probably seen the photos. Hundreds of deer in farm yards, eating and bedded down in the hay. Sometimes, they are starving.

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3/30/11 (Wed)

Pesticide permit deadline extended

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has approved a request made by the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the deadline requiring a Clean Water Act permit for pesticide users to Oct. 31 from the previous deadline of April 9.

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3/29/11 (Tue)

AFBF intervenes in pesticide lawsuit

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with other agriculture groups, has filed a motion to intervene in federal court in a lawsuit aimed at imposing needless restrictions or bans on pesticide use.

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3/28/11 (Mon)

My American Farm Challenge

Help North Dakota Farm Bureau increase ag awareness by participating in the My American Farm challenge.

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3/25/11 (Fri)

Oatmeal is HUGE

Who would have ever guessed it? Oatmeal captured the top spot in the Food Channel’s list of 2011 breakfast trends.

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