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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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NDFB once again sponsoring RRFN tent at Big Iron

North Dakota Farm Bureau will co-sponsor the Red River Farm Network tent at Big Iron, September 13-15 at the West Fargo fairgrounds.

8/29/11 (Mon)

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Learn about livestock and farming

Do you wonder how a horse can sleep standing up, how many sweaters the wool from one sheep will make or how milk gets to your table?

8/26/11 (Fri)

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Nomination deadline a week away

If you haven't already done so, consider nominating a deserving individual or family for the 2012 Cultivation Award, by September 1.

8/25/11 (Thu)

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Ag biotech driven by American innovation

An editorial by John Hart - Throughout history, a spirit of innovation has characterized the United States of America. From the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the space race to the computer age, Americans have always been innovators. And innovation has always found a home on the American farm.

8/24/11 (Wed)

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Drain tiling at Big Iron

The North Dakota State University Extension Service will be conducting tile drain field demonstrations at the Big Iron Farm Show in West Fargo on Sept. 13-15.

8/23/11 (Tue)

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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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