1/14/11 (Fri)

Today's amazing farms

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - What a difference the right adjective makes. Put the modifier “family” in front of “farm” and the words mean more than just a farm that is family owned-and-operated. “Family farm” evokes warm, nostalgic feelings with farmers and non-farmers alike. You can just picture yourself as a child running across a farmyard to a big white house because mother is ringing the dinner bell.

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1/13/11 (Thu)

Delegates urge congressional oversight of EPA

Asserting that the Environmental Protection Agency is “implementing an aggressive regulatory program that burdens the nation’s farmers and ranchers,” delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting urged Congress to “pursue vigorous oversight” of the agency.

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1/12/11 (Wed)

The Big Freeze

A group of North Dakotans headed to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 92nd American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting last week. Some of them are still trying to make it home due to the big freeze that hit the area on Sunday morning and pretty much closed down the city.

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1/07/11 (Fri)

Free logos, free marketing strategies and a whole lot more

If you haven't checked out North Dakota Farm Bureau's member benefits page lately, you should. We have a variety of savings opportunities for you. Everything from free logos on Lands' End clothing to a free year's subscription to DTN Six Factors Marketing Strategies.

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1/06/11 (Thu)

AFBF annual meeting starts Friday

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting, with the theme “Producing Results,” kicks off in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center on Friday.

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1/05/11 (Wed)

Food prices inch up

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2011—Retail food prices at the supermarket increased slightly during the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

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1/04/11 (Tue)

NDFB Legislature underway, Congress starts tomorrow

The North Dakota Legislature is underway today. The 112th Congress debuts tomorrow. While North Dakota legislators will undoubtedly debate road repair and flood control, Congress has more than 90 new members of the House and a dozen freshman senators.

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1/03/11 (Mon)

Check out our FLP syllabi

We have just uploaded four syllabi for Food, Land & People for educators. If you are an educator and looking to integrate agriculture in your classroom, check these out!

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12/30/10 (Thu)

My American Farm

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will release its enhanced version of “My American Farm,” an interactive online educational program, at the American Farm Bureau’s annual meeting next week. Curtis Miller, the foundation’s director of education, talks about the new gaming platform.

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12/29/10 (Wed)

Ag nursery rhymes and other fun ag stuff

The cows go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah... The cows go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah... The cows go marching one by one, the little cow stops for farming fun... And they all go marching down… to the get out, of the field …BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

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12/28/10 (Tue)

The Farm/Ranch Families Work deadline is tomorrow!

The deadline to enter AFBF’s “Farm/Ranch Families Work” video contest is Wednesday, Dec. 29. The contest was announced Dec. 7, as a way for farm and ranch families to showcase some of the tough jobs they perform in the process of providing food and fiber for their fellow Americans.

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12/27/10 (Mon)

Reflections on 2010

An editorial by Cyndie Sirekis - As 2010 fades away, Farm Bureau and its farmer and rancher members around the nation are reflecting on some hard-fought victories.

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12/23/10 (Thu)

Merry Christmas!

From all your friends at North Dakota Farm Bureau, we wish you a wonderful Christmas. Drive safely and enjoy the company of friends and family.

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12/22/10 (Wed)

North Dakota population increases

BISMARCK, ND – The United States Census Bureau released the agency’s 2010 decennial count of population for the nation and each state. The actual count, which took place early in 2010, shows the population as of April 1, 2010. The results show North Dakota’s population grew by 30,391 people over the April 1, 2000 population count of 642,200. The new 2010 official state population is 672,591.

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12/22/10 (Wed)

Please use our Action Alert program to oppose Dakota Grasslands project

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.

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