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My American Farm site expands with new game

As far as professions are concerned, farming and ranching are among the most challenging. A new interactive online game offered by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, “The Ultimate Challenge,” delivers key lessons about agriculture while providing a fun gaming experience.

8/22/11 (Mon)

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AFBF pleased by DOT guidance on ag transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration listened to farmer and rancher concerns regarding changes to agricultural transportation regulations and commercial drivers license provisions.

8/11/11 (Thu)

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Project Safe Send by the numbers

BISMARCK – Nearly 95 tons of unusable pesticides were collected and transported out of North Dakota in 2011 through Project Safe Send.

8/08/11 (Mon)

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Feeding Families, Meating Needs

Feeding Families, Meating Needs is an effort by the YF&R group to help provide meat to families in need across the state. They are urging those who can, to make either meat or monetary donations to the program.

8/05/11 (Fri)

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NDFB petitions for Constitutional Amendment

North Dakota Farm Bureau has submitted language to the North Dakota Secretary of State for an initiated measure to place a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot safeguarding farming and ranching in the state.

8/02/11 (Tue)

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Flood fighting farmer featured in Focus, online

North Dakota Farm Bureau's official bimonthly publication Focus is now posted online, and features a story on flooding fighting farmer, Paul Thomas.

7/29/11 (Fri)

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Farming and ranching a get rich quick scheme?

An editorial by John Hart -- For some time now, the investment guru Jim Rogers has been encouraging young people not to pursue careers in high finance, but to become farmers. Rogers argues that in these times, farming is a greater path to wealth and riches than investment banking.

7/28/11 (Thu)

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Discrepancy in the data

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An updated report on the science surrounding Chesapeake Bay water quality confirms that serious and significant differences exist between the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Bay Model” and the model authored by the Agriculture Department. Left unchanged these differences could lead to farmers in the watershed paying a steep price for nutrients and sediments that have been mistakenly attributed to them, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

7/27/11 (Wed)

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Higher energy prices hit farmers' bottom line

WASHINGTON, D.C., – While farmers are benefiting from positive commodity prices, rising production costs remain a concern, according to economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation.

7/26/11 (Tue)

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In praise of all-American food

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - Isn’t it about time we praised All-American food, the food we like to eat at a picnic or outdoor barbeque? We’re talking about hamburgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, sweet corn, potato salad, fresh fruit, ice cream and many other favorites.

7/25/11 (Mon)

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NDFB hosting Midwest Legislative Conference

North Dakota Farm Bureau is hosting the American Farm Bureau Federation Midwest Legislative Conference in Medora, beginning this Sunday.

7/22/11 (Fri)

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My American Farm gets Equipment Engineer game

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s educational gaming platform, MyAmericanFarm.org, is rolling out another exciting set of resources. The site is expanding to include the “Equipment Engineer” game.

7/21/11 (Thu)

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Scholarship recipients announced

Eleven individuals from around the state have been awarded scholarships through the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation.

7/20/11 (Wed)

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Enhanced data on North American Agriculture on web

The Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service announced Monday the availability of enhanced data on North American agriculture. Published online, the information is a result of a project sponsored by the North American Tripartite Committee on Agricultural Statistics.

7/19/11 (Tue)

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Nominate an agricultural advocate

Details for the 2012 Cultivation Award have been finalized and the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee is encouraging all North Dakota Farm Bureau members to consider nominating a deserving individual or family for the award.

7/15/11 (Fri)

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