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As close to pesticide-free as you can get

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.

1/24/11 (Mon)

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Don't do the crime if you can't pay the fine

Farmers and ranchers often have to spend time and money cleaning up their property after other people throw their garbage on the farmer’s property. Game refuges and recreation areas have the same problem.

1/21/11 (Fri)

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YF&R Leadership Conference starts Friday

The North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference gets underway on Friday and promises to be an educational and fun experience for everyone who attends.

1/20/11 (Thu)

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New and improved My American Farm

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.

1/18/11 (Tue)

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Legislature to hear Heritage Area bill

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.

1/17/11 (Mon)

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Today's amazing farms

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.

1/14/11 (Fri)

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Delegates urge congressional oversight of EPA

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.

1/13/11 (Thu)

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The Big Freeze

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.

1/12/11 (Wed)

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Free logos, free marketing strategies and a whole lot more

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.

1/07/11 (Fri)

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AFBF annual meeting starts Friday

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting, with the theme “Producing Results,” kicks off in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center on Friday.

1/06/11 (Thu)

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Food prices inch up

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2011—Retail food prices at the supermarket increased slightly during the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

1/05/11 (Wed)

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NDFB Legislature underway, Congress starts tomorrow

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.

1/04/11 (Tue)

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Check out our FLP syllabi

We have just uploaded four syllabi for Food, Land & People for educators. If you are an educator and looking to integrate agriculture in your classroom, check these out!

1/03/11 (Mon)

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My American Farm

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.

12/30/10 (Thu)

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Ag nursery rhymes and other fun ag stuff

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!

12/29/10 (Wed)

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