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2/29/12 (Wed)

Farmers are rich

An editorial by Glen Cope - My parents taught me from a young age that you need not look any farther than the end of your own shirt sleeve for a helping hand. It’s a creed that I, and most of the farmers in this great country, live by.

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2/28/12 (Tue)

Court backs need for science in federal water rules

A U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Fla., has ruled that Environmental Protection Agency-imposed numeric nutrient criteria for Florida streams and unimpaired lakes are unlawful because they are arbitrary and have no scientific basis.

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2/27/12 (Mon)

Conditional waiver for LightSquared should be withdrawn

North Dakota Farm Bureau is asking the Federal Communications Commission to withdraw the conditional waiver issued to LightSquared to provide wireless broadband services.

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2/23/12 (Thu)

McLean County Farm Bureau's SIDNE featured

McLean County Farm Bureau's Simulated Impaired DriviNg Experience (SIDNE) car was in Wilton on Wednesday, and both KXMB and KFYR television were there covering the event.

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2/22/12 (Wed)

Meaty Mondays and more

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - A full breakfast of bacon or ham and eggs is a good way to start out the work week. Eat a steak, pork or lamb chop for supper and suddenly, Mondays aren’t so bad. The protein you’re getting from the meat will help you make it through the week. Call it Meaty Monday, if you like.

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2/21/12 (Tue)

Committee seeking higher ed applicants

The nominating committee for the State Board of Higher Education is seeking applications from people interested in serving on the State Board of Higher Education.

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2/17/12 (Fri)

AFBF applauds House action on energy security

Passage by the House on Thursday of a bill to increase domestic energy supplies, including development of a vast new source in the oil shale deposits of the American West, helps provide the type of energy solutions America needs, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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2/16/12 (Thu)

Teachers: Answer survey for a chance at $50

North Dakota Farm Bureau would like teachers from across the state interested in participating in a Food, Land and People workshop this summer to fill in a six-question survey. It's worth $50 to the winner!

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2/15/12 (Wed)

Modern ag practices reduce beef carbon footprint

This is one of those items that really needs to be shared to help clear up misconceptions about modern agriculture...

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2/13/12 (Mon)

New audio on child labor rules posted

North Dakota Farm Bureau's new downloadable weekly audio news story is now available. This week's topic is child labor rules for agriculture...

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2/10/12 (Fri)

I Am Agriculture contest on Facebook

In celebration of North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, coming March 11-17, we're holding an I Am Agriculture photo/essay contest on Facebook.

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2/08/12 (Wed)

Have you submitted a scholarship application yet?

The deadline is just over a month away, but we want to give you plenty of time to get your scholarship application in, for one of four NDFB is offering.

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2/07/12 (Tue)

NDFB encourages comments on labor regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor announced it will re-propose rule changes on the “parental exemption” as it relates to the child labor regulations for agriculture.

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2/06/12 (Mon)

NDFB opposes using oil tax revenue for conservation

North Dakota Farm Bureau has taken action to oppose a proposed constitutional ballot measure to create a special fund for wildlife and conservation programs. The action was taken by the NDFB Board of Directors during its recent meeting in Fargo.

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2/03/12 (Fri)

The hype cycle

An editorial by Lynne Finnerty - Ever heard of the hype cycle Created by Internet consulting firm Gartner, Inc., the theory goes like this. New technology goes through a cycle, including a “technology trigger” phase, in which it generates excitement and press coverage; a “peak of inflated expectations” phase, in which the hype leads to unrealistic expectations...

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