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4/01/13 (Mon)

NDFB issues Action Alert on SB 2211

On Friday March 29, 2013 the House Agriculture Committee passed SB 2211 the animal cruelty bill out of committee 13-0 Do Pass as amended.

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3/28/13 (Thu)

GM rolls out new two-year maintenance program

WASHINGTON, D.C., — General Motors is now offering a two-year scheduled maintenance program with the purchase of new 2013 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra 1500 trucks.

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3/28/13 (Thu)

Morton County Ag Day

Morton County Farm Bureau had another successful Ag Day event, March 21. This year, NDFB followed a young lady who checked out all the exhibits and displays, not to mention sheep shearing, animals and more. Click on the headline to see the video.

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3/27/13 (Wed)

Health care reform making you woozy?

An editorial by Erin Anthony - Three years ago this month President Barack Obama signed into law a sweeping overhaul of our nation’s health care system.

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3/27/13 (Wed)

Food Awareness Day at NDSU tomorrow

NDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau is holding Food Awareness Day event on campus tomorrow.

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3/26/13 (Tue)

Last Saturday's NDFB hour

Did you hear the NDFB hour on the Saturday edition of the Legislature Today program?

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3/25/13 (Mon)

Casselton teacher wins national award

Mary Kensok, a fourth grade teacher at Central Cass Elementary in Casselton, has been awarded the “Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture” award. The award is given to five educators annually at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. Kensok will be honored at the conference in Minneapolis in June.

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3/21/13 (Thu)

Continuing resolution approved

The Senate on Wednesday passed a continuing resolution to keep the government open beyond March 27, when the current continuing resolution expires. The newest CR would fund the government through Sept. 30, 2013, the end of fiscal 2013.

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3/19/13 (Tue)

Adequate land ranks as top concern of young farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C., — Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 20 percent of respondents, followed by burdensome government regulations and “red tape,” which was identified by 15 percent of the young farmers and ranchers responding.

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3/18/13 (Mon)

Final Val and Pal airs

The final installment of NDFB's year-long ag awareness radio project, Val and Pal, ends with Val's explanation of why she is a farmer.

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3/14/13 (Thu)

NDFB Week poster contest winners named

A drawing contest for fourth and fifth grade students was held for North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, March 10-16. Students were asked to draw, “What is agriculture to you?” A winner from each grade level was chosen.

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3/13/13 (Wed)

NDFB President responds to Forum editorial

In today's Fargo Forum, North Dakota Farm Bureau was wrongfully accused of backing out on its support of SB 2211, the animal cruelty bill. NDFB President Doyle Johannes submitted the following editorial to the Forum...

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3/11/13 (Mon)

It's Farm Bureau Week: Participate in our video contest

The NDFB Promotion and Education committee is hosting a video contest. The theme of the contest is “I am Agriculture” and the purpose is to have people show how agriculture affects their lives. Everyone is affected by agriculture every day, even if they aren’t a farmer or rancher. We want to know your agriculture story!

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3/08/13 (Fri)

NDFB testifies on SB 2211

The House Ag Committee heard testimony on SB 2211, the animal cruelty bill, on Thursday. North Dakota Farm Bureau stood in opposition unless the bill was amended. NDFB lobbyist Tom Bodine testified for the organization.

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3/05/13 (Tue)

New taxes burdensome for farm and ranch families

WASHINGTON, D.C., — New Medicare taxes, the health insurance tax and penalties for failure to meet coverage requirements will harm the nation’s farm and ranch families, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress today.

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