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5/12/11 (Thu)

Growing an idea

an editorial by Stewart Truelsen - This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the nation’s first county Farm Bureau in Broome County, N.Y. Farm Bureau and the Cooperative Extension Service grew side-by-side in the early years of the last century. Along with farm mechanization and rural electrification, they had a transformational effect on American agriculture.

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5/11/11 (Wed)

Time for teachers to think about continuing ed

And we have just the ticket! Attend a Food, Land and People workshop this summer and earn credit at the same time.

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5/09/11 (Mon)

Red River Farm Network in D.C.

North Dakota Farm Bureau is one of several sponsors of the Red River Farm Network's (RRFN) Washington Watch program from Washington, D.C. In this week's FarmNetNews, RRFN features interviews with several D.C. dignitaries, including Congressman Rick Berg:

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5/06/11 (Fri)

Feeding Families, Meating Needs

Farm blogger Val Wagner featured the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers "Feeding Families, Meating Needs" program in her blog yesterday...

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5/05/11 (Thu)

Governor opens flood assistance center in Devils Lake

BISMARCK, ND – Gov. Jack Dalrymple today announced that the state will open a response and recovery center in Devils Lake on Friday, May 6. The center will assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in assessing the extent of flood damages to rural residences and other property. The center also will provide information and assist people as they cope with the challenges of lake flooding.

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5/04/11 (Wed)

AFBF testifies that crop protection registration is hopelessly broken

Testifying before two congressional committees, American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Barry Bushue said the process for crop protection registration is “hopelessly broken.”

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5/03/11 (Tue)

Redundant rules make life hard for farmers

This week members of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committees will be asking questions about rules on pesticide use, particularly when they deal with the Endangered Species Act. Tyler Wegmeyer, American Farm Bureau Federation regulatory specialist, says redundant rules make life hard for farmers, but don’t help preserve endangered species.

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5/02/11 (Mon)

Lands' End special May 3-6

Lands' End Business Outfitters is offering $2 logos, May 3-6 on Lands' End labeled products.

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4/29/11 (Fri)

Spending, tax reductions, highlight 62nd N.D. Legislative Assembly

The 62nd Legislative Assembly has concluded with record-breaking spending levels and significant tax reductions. As one legislator has been quoted as saying, “We have to decide how much to spend, how much to save and how much to return to the taxpayers.”

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4/28/11 (Thu)

New Clean Water Act proposal threatens farmers

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released proposed Clean Water Act rules on Wednesday that would give the federal government control over an expanding amount of private farm and ranch ground.

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4/27/11 (Wed)

Kidder County FB holds safety day

Kidder County Farm Bureau has been holding a spring safety day for students in the county since….well, actually, no one is quite sure.

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4/26/11 (Tue)

Like us on Facebook

If you haven't taken the opportunity to "like" North Dakota Farm Bureau's page on Facebook, we invite you to do so!

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4/25/11 (Mon)

How consumers are coping with rising food prices

The results from a new poll released by the Center for Food Integrity indicates consumers are coping with the rising cost of food by changing their shopping behaviors.

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4/21/11 (Thu)

Facts, not fear, should determine hydraulic fracturing regs

North Dakota Farm Bureau said the state is in the best position to regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing at a Bureau of Land Management public hearing in Bismarck on April 20.

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4/20/11 (Wed)

Friday is the last day

Friday is the last day for the My American Farm Challenge. Help North Dakota Farm Bureau win an ag literacy display by...

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