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"Farm Bill Now" coalition calls on Congress to act

More than 35 agricultural organizations, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, have united to urge congressional lawmakers to pass a five-year farm bill before the current programs expire in September.

8/23/12 (Thu)

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Day of prayer for those affected by drought

This Thursday, Aug. 23, the American Farm Bureau Federation will be asking Americans to remember the many individuals and families facing severe struggles due to this year’s devastating drought.

8/21/12 (Tue)

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Women in agriculture

A recently concluded national study of 70 land-grant universities found that undergraduate women enrolled in agriculture programs outnumber undergraduate men by more than 2,900 students.

8/17/12 (Fri)

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Chevy Confidence

Have you taken advantage of the Chevy Confidence opportunity yet? Farm Bureau members get an even sweeter deal than many!

8/14/12 (Tue)

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Governor declares ag drought emergency

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed an executive order, declaring an agricultural emergency due to drought conditions. The governor’s declaration requires state agencies to prepare drought response support services.

8/14/12 (Tue)

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What happened in West Virginia

An editorial by Tracy Grondine - West Virginians are nothing if not hardworking, honest and humble people. So, when West Virginia farmer Lois Alt was told by the Environmental Protection Agency that she needed a discharge permit for her non-discharging poultry farm, she was dumbfounded.

8/13/12 (Mon)

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USDA forecasts sharply reduced corn, soybean crops

The Agriculture Department’s first survey-based measure of crop yield potential for 2012 lowered production forecasts for both corn and soybeans dramatically, due to the continuing drought. Economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation said the report is a harbinger of volatility in global grain markets.

8/10/12 (Fri)

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August-September issue of Focus posted

The August-September issue of Focus has been posted. Read stories this month on Cass County Farm Bureau's ag education building, NDFB scholarship winners, new member benefits and much more.

8/09/12 (Thu)

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Project Safe Send collects record amount of waste

BISMARCK – North Dakota farmers, ranchers, homeowners and others brought in a record amount of old, unusable and banned pesticides – more than 145 tons – in the 2012 Project Safe Send collections.

8/09/12 (Thu)

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Japanese beetle found in North Dakota

BISMARCK – A serious plant pest widely found in the eastern U.S. has been detected in North Dakota for the second time in 11 years.

8/08/12 (Wed)

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Farm production expenditures reach record highs

Farm production expenditures skyrocketed to $318.7 billion in 2011. This is a 10.2 percent increase over 2010, according to the Farm Production Expenditures 2011 summary released Friday by the Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

8/07/12 (Tue)

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Why do they do that?

The latest radio commercial for Val and Pal explaining why farmers do what they do is now posted.

8/06/12 (Mon)

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Harvest hotline activated

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has activated the North Dakota Harvest Hotline for farmers who need combining services and independent combiners who are looking for work.

8/02/12 (Thu)

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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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