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4/27/12 (Fri)

Child labor proposal withdrawn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..."

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4/25/12 (Wed)

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.

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4/24/12 (Tue)

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...

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4/24/12 (Tue)

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.

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4/23/12 (Mon)

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.

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4/20/12 (Fri)

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.

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4/19/12 (Thu)

Modern agriculture: More, with less

Think "big ag" is destroying our environment? Check out this graphic. It reveals just how much more farmers and ranchers are doing with less.

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4/18/12 (Wed)

As we approach Earth Day

Sunday, April 22 is Earth Day. In commemoration of the day, we thought we'd share some of the ways that farmers and ranchers are making our Earth a better place to live by doing more with less...

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4/17/12 (Tue)

Food prices settling down

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Marketbasket Survey for the first quarter of 2012 shows retail prices were up about 7 percent from last year at this time and from last quarter. However, the news is not all bad said John Anderson, an AFBF economist.

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4/16/12 (Mon)

NDFB President talks crop insurance and budget cuts

In this week's NDFB Newsline, NDFB President Doyle Johannes talks about the importance of crop insurance and says further cuts should not be made...

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4/13/12 (Fri)

April 17 is Tax Freedom Day

Tax Freedom Day 2012 arrives on Tuesday, April 17 this year, four days later than last year due to higher federal income and corporate tax collections.

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4/12/12 (Thu)

Reminder of spring savings at Choice Hotels

There is still just under a month to go on Choice Hotels' spring savings opportunity for Farm Bureau members.

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4/11/12 (Wed)

Soybeans drive the market

The U.S. soybean market is benefitting from a poor South American crop this year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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4/10/12 (Tue)

Miss America video posted

A video from Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan's talk on the North Dakota State University campus has been posted.

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4/09/12 (Mon)

Enjoy that tax break while it lasts

An editorial by Lynne Finnerty - If you haven’t filed your 2011 tax return, time is running out. This year’s April 17 deadline is just around the corner.

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