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7/10/12 (Tue)

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.

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7/09/12 (Mon)

Estate taxes an issue again

The Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 set the estate tax exemption at $5 million per person and the top rate at 35 percent for 2011 and 2012. But without congressional action, in 2013, the estate tax exemption will shrink to $1 million...

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7/06/12 (Fri)

House Ag releases farm bill draft

The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday released a draft of the farm bill to be considered by the committee next week.

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7/05/12 (Thu)

Europeans face skyrocketing egg prices

Europeans are coping with a new reality when it comes to purchasing eggs — prices are 67 percent higher than one year ago. Production has dropped 15 percent since a government mandate banning conventional cage house systems for hens went into effect in January.

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7/03/12 (Tue)

Stop the flood of regulation

American Farm Bureau Federation has created a Facebook page for its Stop the flood of regulation campaign.

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7/02/12 (Mon)

AFBF statement on Supreme Court health care decision

The following statement was issued by American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman regarding the Supreme Court decision on health care on Thursday, June 28...

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7/02/12 (Mon)

Fireworks safety for the Fourth

Independence Day is a time for celebration and fireworks, but North Dakota Farm Bureau Safety Coordinator Staci Lee wants people to be safe with fireworks....

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6/22/12 (Fri)

Stop the flood of regulation

An editorial by Erin Anthony -- Growing up, we all needed guidance at times. Don’t run with scissors. Don’t forget your jacket. Don’t eat yellow snow. If you make that face one more time, it might get stuck like that.

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6/21/12 (Thu)

Farm Bill passage, statement by AFBF

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman issued the following statement on the heels of the Senate Farm Bill passage...

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6/20/12 (Wed)

Food, Land and People Institute

If you are a teacher looking for credits, our Food, Land and People Institute, scheduled for July 17-20 in Bismarck could be just the ticket for you.

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6/19/12 (Tue)

Greenhouse gas regulations will burden farmers

Many of America’s farmers and ranchers will face economic challenges due to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to regulate greenhouse gases, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a House subcommittee.

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6/18/12 (Mon)

More on what's wrong with the EPA CWA guidance

In this week's NDFB Newsline, NDFB President Doyle Johannes explains in more detail why the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Act Guidance is bad news for farmers and ranchers.

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6/18/12 (Mon)

EPA air quality standards

The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed updates to its national air quality standards for both coarse and fine particulate matter. EPA proposed no changes to its standards for coarse particles, which include dust commonly generated by typical farming practices and driving on unpaved rural roads.

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6/15/12 (Fri)

Farm safety includes a first-aid kit

As the pace of farm activities picks up in the summer, the likelihood of accidents also increases. That means having a first-aid kit on the farm is essential, according to J.W. Schroeder, the North Dakota State University Extension Service's dairy specialist.

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6/14/12 (Thu)

Observe Flag Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple is calling on North Dakotans to observe Flag Day, today, June 14, by displaying the American flag and honoring those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our nation.

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