A second comprehensive, statewide survey has found only minimal amounts of pesticides in North Dakota rivers. “The 2010 surface water monitoring program shows North Dakota’s rivers and streams have minimal pesticide contamination – just trace amounts of nine commonly used products,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who released the survey Monday.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture launched its new and enhanced version of “MyAmericanFarm.org,” a free online interactive gaming platform, that focuses on third- through fifth-grade students. The new version offers more agriculture-related games and activities for kids coupled with additional educator resources.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will hear public testimony on a bill that would prohibit state funding from being used to match federal dollars without the approval of the state legislature for the Northern Plains National Heritage Area. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. The session is set for the Roosevelt Park Room at the State Capitol.
An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - What a difference the right adjective makes. Put the modifier “family” in front of “farm” and the words mean more than just a farm that is family owned-and-operated. “Family farm” evokes warm, nostalgic feelings with farmers and non-farmers alike. You can just picture yourself as a child running across a farmyard to a big white house because mother is ringing the dinner bell.
Asserting that the Environmental Protection Agency is “implementing an aggressive regulatory program that burdens the nation’s farmers and ranchers,” delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting urged Congress to “pursue vigorous oversight” of the agency.
A group of North Dakotans headed to Atlanta, Georgia, for the 92nd American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting last week. Some of them are still trying to make it home due to the big freeze that hit the area on Sunday morning and pretty much closed down the city.
If you haven't checked out North Dakota Farm Bureau's member benefits page lately, you should. We have a variety of savings opportunities for you. Everything from free logos on Lands' End clothing to a free year's subscription to DTN Six Factors Marketing Strategies.
The North Dakota Legislature is underway today. The 112th Congress debuts tomorrow. While North Dakota legislators will undoubtedly debate road repair and flood control, Congress has more than 90 new members of the House and a dozen freshman senators.
The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture will release its enhanced version of “My American Farm,” an interactive online educational program, at the American Farm Bureau’s annual meeting next week. Curtis Miller, the foundation’s director of education, talks about the new gaming platform.
The cows go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah... The cows go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah... The cows go marching one by one, the little cow stops for farming fun... And they all go marching down… to the barn...to get out, of the field …BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!