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Support for 2010 compromise on estate tax urged

American Farm Bureau and other members of the Family Business Estate Tax Coalition (FBETC) wrote to House members on Wednesday, expressing support for legislation that would extend the 2010 compromise reached on the estate tax.

8/01/12 (Wed)

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Scholarship winners announced

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

7/30/12 (Mon)

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AFBF will oppose farm bill extension

The American Farm Bureau Federation said that a House proposal to extend the current farm bill for one year fails to move the nation any closer to securing a comprehensive, long-term farm bill and the organization would stand in opposition.

7/30/12 (Mon)

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Nitrate levels a concern in drought areas

Some North Dakota producers may be faced with having to use their corn, sunflower, wheat, barley, oat or other crops for hay, grazing or silage because of this year's drought conditions.

7/26/12 (Thu)

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Report demonstrates the harm estate taxes cause...

The American Farm Bureau Federation said it concurs with a Joint Economic Committee report that details the financial harm posed by estate taxes on family businesses. The JEC, a bipartisan committee composed of members from the House and Senate, issued its report, “Costs and Consequences of the Federal Estate Tax,” earlier today.

7/25/12 (Wed)

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Farm groups urge House to pass H.R. 4157

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2012—The American Farm Bureau Federation and a number of other farm groups today urged the House to vote yes for farm kids and farm families across America by supporting H.R. 4157, the Preserving America’s Family Farms Act. The House will debate and vote on the legislation later today.

7/24/12 (Tue)

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Drought actions will help farmers and ranchers

The American Farm Bureau Federation today expressed appreciation for a series of emergency actions announced by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to provide much-needed assistance to America’s farm and ranch families suffering from the drought gripping much of the nation.

7/24/12 (Tue)

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ERS assesses drought impact

At least 62 percent of U.S. farms are in areas experiencing drought, and almost 40 percent of agricultural land is experiencing drought that is rated severe or greater, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service.

7/23/12 (Mon)

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2012 AFBF drought statement

Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, regarding 2012 drought: “The most widespread drought in a generation has imposed great stress on people, crops and livestock...

7/19/12 (Thu)

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Why do they do that?

Why do farmers castrate calves? Why do they use artificial insemination? Learn the answers to those questions and more...

7/18/12 (Wed)

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Chevy Confidence for NDFB members

Now through September 4! On July 10th, Chevrolet announced a new summertime incentive program called Chevy Confidence. As an NDFB member, learn how you can save with this program...

7/16/12 (Mon)

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AFBF says FDA's livestock antibiotic proposals based on theory

Citing a lack of data to support limiting antibiotic use in livestock, the American Farm Bureau Federation has told the Federal Drug Administration that it is concerned with proposals that would restrict antibiotic use based on theory.

7/13/12 (Fri)

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AFBF applauds House Ag Committee Farm Bill

The farm bill approved today by the House Agriculture Committee, in a 35-11 vote, is a fiscally responsible, bipartisan measure that continues to provide a basic-but-broad foundation of risk management protection for America’s farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

7/12/12 (Thu)

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Retired astronaut Mark Kelly to keynote AFBF annual meeting

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly will deliver the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2013 Annual Meeting, Jan. 13-16, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

7/11/12 (Wed)

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AFBF weighs in on House Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2012—The American Farm Bureau Federation on Monday sent a letter to Agriculture Committee members commending them for moving forward with its draft 2012 Farm Bill. According to AFBF President Bob Stallman, Farm Bureau places high priority on several elements in the House version, but there is room for improvement.

7/10/12 (Tue)

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