An editorial by Cyndie Sirekis - As winter departs and spring blooms across the country, Farm Bureaus are making safety a top priority through the Agricultural Safety Awareness Program. As a part of ASAP, March 6-12 has been designated as Agricultural Safety Awareness Week.
Grainger, which offers North Dakota Farm Bureau members an outstanding discount, is urging folks to be prepared for power outages.
Senate Bill 2362 was heard Thursday morning in the Senate Natural Resources Committee. The bill would allow perpetual conservation easements to be acquired in North Dakota. The bill is sponsored by Senators Triplett, Taylor, and Erbele along with Representatives Keiser and Schmidt. North Dakota Farm Bureau opposed this bill along with the Stockman’s Association and several individual citizens.
The following blog appeared on the AFBF Foodie News blog and was so good, it needed a full reprint: Does a day go by without a media story sounding off about what food is good or bad for you? Can you power up your laptop without a deluge of viral e-mails scaring you about what’s on your plate? Add in a dose of celebrity advocates, campaigns like Meatless Monday, 24/7 tweets from food movement activists and you wonder how any of us even pick up a fork.
Congratulations to the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Committee for being recognized for its innovative program to fight hunger. North Dakota was one of the top five states for “Most Innovative Idea for the Harvest for All program” for the 2010 Gunny Sack Challenge.
North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, coming March 13-19, will once again feature the Safety Picture Contest for third, fourth and fifth-grade students, said NDFB Safety Coordinator Staci Lee.
A scientific survey conducted by the Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health shows the rate of childhood injury on farms and ranches has declined by nearly 60 percent since 1998, thanks to effective research and public awareness efforts.