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Corn losses due to frost could top $180 million in N.D.

The freezing temperatures recorded last week have put an end to the corn-growing season in most of North Dakota, according to North Dakota State University Extension.

9/21/11 (Wed)

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The Food Dialogues

On September 22, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance will be holding four town hall meetings to discuss food issues.

9/20/11 (Tue)

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It's Farm Safety and Health Week

National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 18-24. And the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of the National Farm Medicine Center and Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, has published a second edition of “Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children.”

9/19/11 (Mon)

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Have you purchased your raffle tickets yet?

The Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is once again sponsoring an outstanding raffle. You have until the NDFB annual meeting in November to purchase a chance at one of several outstanding prizes.

9/15/11 (Thu)

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New legislation aims to prevent EPA regs on farm dust

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating naturally occurring farm dust is welcome news for the nation's farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

9/13/11 (Tue)

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NDFB at Big Iron

North Dakota Farm Bureau will once again be at Big Iron, September 13-15, and it will also be sponsoring the Red River Farm Network tent.

9/12/11 (Mon)

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September 11 is Patriot Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a presidential proclamation, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared September 11 as Patriot Day and a Day of Service and Remembrance in the state to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks carried out against this nation on September 11, 2001.

9/10/11 (Sat)

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Link joins NDFB staff

Ashlee Link of Bismarck joined the North Dakota Farm Bureau staff as Administrative Assistant for the Bismarck office.

9/09/11 (Fri)

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NDFB one of 26 ag groups sending Farm Bill recommendations

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and 26 agricultural, financial and conservation organizations have told the state’s congressional delegation that crop insurance, agricultural research, trade and a strong safety net are the priority issues for North Dakota in the negotiations leading up to the 2012 Farm Bill.

9/08/11 (Thu)

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Insolvency for the U.S. Postal Service?

Predictions of an imminent collapse of the U.S. Postal Service are not exaggerated, according to the Government Accountability Office. The postal service’s business model is broken, according to the GAO.

9/07/11 (Wed)

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Lands' End promotion starts tomorrow

NDFB member benefits partner Lands' End has a special promotion tomorrow through Friday, Sept 16.

9/06/11 (Tue)

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I Am Agriculture page added to site

North Dakota Farm Bureau added an "I Am Agriculture" page to the site to help people find out more information pertaining to the petition drive to safeguard farming and ranching in the state.

9/02/11 (Fri)

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Acreage reporting data highlits wet spring, changing crops

FARGO, N.D. – Crop acreage reporting data from USDA’s North Dakota Farm Service Agency shows about 23 percent of the state’s available cropland went unplanted in 2011 because of wet field conditions.

9/02/11 (Fri)

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Protect your groundwater day coming

WASHINGTON, D.C. —There is something every person can do to protect groundwater — the largest source of fresh drinking water in the United States and the world—beginning on Protect Your Groundwater Day which is Sept. 13, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

9/01/11 (Thu)

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Eating meat can be the green thing to do

Eating meat has been blamed for everything from global warming to obestiy. But a young mother from Kentucky was compelled to write a blog post about how eating meat just might be the green thing to do.

8/30/11 (Tue)

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