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Steps to easing regulatory nightmare

Congress must help alleviate the burden of an ever-increasing array of federal environmental regulations on agriculture, according to Arizona Farm Bureau President Kevin Rogers, who testified today before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee. Representing the American Farm Bureau Federation, Rogers told the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy that the breadth and extent of the regulatory challenges facing U.S. agriculture are tremendous.

7/14/11 (Thu)

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Tight supply still driving corn market

The Agriculture Department forecasts higher corn stocks in its July crop report released today compared to its June report, but economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation stress that corn supplies are still very tight and a big crop is needed to meet strong demand and build reserves to a more comfortable level.

7/12/11 (Tue)

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NDFB encourages comments opposing Dakota Grassland Conservation Area

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to accelerate the acquisition of wetland and grassland habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region, including North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. Under this new strategy, they are developing a Dakota Grassland Conservation Area.

7/08/11 (Fri)

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Grainger announces expanded line of generators, pumps

North Dakota Farm Bureau member benefits partner Grainger has announced an expanded line of generators and pumps from Honda.

7/07/11 (Thu)

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New Sam's Club certificate to download

We have an all-new Sam's Club certificate for members to download and save when they join or renew their Sam's Club membership.

7/06/11 (Wed)

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Reminder: Project Safe Send collections begin this week

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring urges North Dakota residents to check their storage areas for any unusable pesticides and then bring them to one of the upcoming Project Safe Send collections.

7/05/11 (Tue)

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Feeding the world doesn't resonate with food buyers

An editorial by Mace Thornton - Producing a bounty of U.S.-grown food to sell and share beyond our borders remains a matter of deep pride to America’s farmers and ranchers. A growing body of evidence suggests, however, that Americans who do not farm or ranch really don’t give a rip that America’s farmers and ranchers are striving to feed the world.

7/01/11 (Fri)

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Ag Commissioner to hold flood forums next week

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will tour flood-affected agricultural operations and conduct two community forums Wednesday, in Ward and McHenry counties.

7/01/11 (Fri)

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Prevented planting impact at $1.1 billion

The direct financial impact to North Dakota's farmers of prevented planted acres in 2011 is estimated at $1.1 billion, according to Dwight Aakre, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist.

6/30/11 (Thu)

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Extra comment time on Clean Water guidance

The American Farm Bureau Federation welcomed the decision Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extended the public comment period by 30 days for the draft guidance on identifying waters protected by the Clean Water Act.

6/29/11 (Wed)

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Extension offers tips on water seepage in basements

If the water table in your area is above your basement floor, you may be dealing with water seeping into the basement.

6/28/11 (Tue)

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Don't be a hotdog with fireworks

Independence Day is just a week away, and with sales of fireworks now underway, it's a good time to remind everyone, "Don't be a hotdog with fireworks."

6/27/11 (Mon)

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NDFB says EPA water authority a bad idea

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed guidance document that attempts to give the government agency complete authority over all waters of the United States is unwise and illogical says North Dakota Farm Bureau President Eric Aasmundstad.

6/27/11 (Mon)

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Extension offers tool kit for recovery after disasters

Individuals and families now have a tool kit to help them recover financially after experiencing a natural disaster.

6/24/11 (Fri)

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Sad day in Minot

The dikes in Minot have been breached and water is now flowing into the city. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by flood waters in Minot, and in so many other locations in North Dakota.

6/22/11 (Wed)

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