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Pay it forward in pizza next weekend

A blog post today at Just Farmers, by pork producer and former AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Chair Chris Chinn, talks about paying it forward - with pizza...

5/11/12 (Fri)

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Soybean crop increases, but supply to dip to historic low

There are going to be more soybeans grown across the United States this year, but that increase will be dwarfed by the amount of soybeans that will be used and exported. The scenario will mean U.S. soybean supplies will fall to a mere 16 days of inventory, according to American Farm Bureau Federation analysts.

5/10/12 (Thu)

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Great American Wheat Harvest

The official title of a documentary film previously known by its working title ("The Wheat Harvest Movie") has just been revealed. "Great American Wheat Harvest" is the title of the movie, which is scheduled for release in spring 2014.

5/09/12 (Wed)

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Farm Mom Lessons

An editorial by Cyndie Sirekis - This is the month that we celebrate Mother's Day. Going beyond the holiday's commercial aspects, it may be one of the few days during the year when moms are able to bask in the full attention of their offspring, at least for a few hours.

5/07/12 (Mon)

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Farm Bureau attends wetland delineation meeting

Michael Martin, Dickey County Farm Bureau President, represented North Dakota Farm Bureau at a wetlands delineation meeting held recently in Fargo by Senator John Hoeven.

5/07/12 (Mon)

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Rabies on the increase in N.D.

BISMARCK – Citing a significant increase in rabies cases, North Dakota animal health officials are urging pet owners to make sure their animals are vaccinated against the disease.

5/03/12 (Thu)

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AFBF outlines transportation report priorities

As House and Senate conferees prepare to conference on a surface transportation bill, the American Farm Bureau Federation sent a letter Tuesday strongly urging them to include several priority provisions in the final conference report.

5/02/12 (Wed)

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New bill would preserve Clean Water Act

The American Farm Bureau Federation this week asked members of Congress to support H.R. 4965, a bill that would preserve existing U.S. water rights and responsibilities to the Clean Water Act.

5/01/12 (Tue)

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NDFB supports farm safety education

North Dakota Farm Bureau supports the decision by the Department of Labor to withdraw proposed child labor rules as they pertain to agriculture and instead focus on farm safety education...

4/30/12 (Mon)

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Child labor proposal withdrawn

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman made the following statement regarding the withdrawal of the overreaching child labor proposal: “The Labor Department’s notification today that it is withdrawing proposed rules that would have prevented many young people from working in agriculture is the right decision for our nation’s family-based agriculture system..."

4/27/12 (Fri)

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Grainger saves FB members, well, a bunch!

Last year, Farm Bureau members across the nation saved more than $7.6 million through the special Grainger discount for Farm Bureau members.

4/25/12 (Wed)

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Three farmers talking

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, of which American Farm Bureau Federation is a member, recently posted a video with three Indiana farmers asking them questions about everything from farming methods to common misperceptions...

4/24/12 (Tue)

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BSE statement from AFBF President

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 24, 2012— “American beef and dairy products are safe. The safeguards our government has in place to detect any incidence of this disease are clearly working. The report of a cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, discovered during the pre-rendering process, is proof that our detection system works.

4/24/12 (Tue)

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Have you heard the latest Val and Pal?

Why do they do that? If you aren't a farmer, you might wonder why farmers and ranchers do some of the things they do. We want to help you understand by giving you the answers straight from a farmers' mouth! Listen to Val and Pal on the radio every Monday morning between 7:30 and 8 a.m.

4/23/12 (Mon)

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Produce and protect

American farmers are growing more and feeding more people with each passing decade. And they are doing it on fewer acres, with improvements to our environment.

4/20/12 (Fri)

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