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EPA extends some oil spill plan deadlines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revised a Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) deadline that affects farms and other facilities.

10/14/10 (Thu)

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Regulatory overreach: The dose makes the poison

An editorial by John Hart - A 16th century physician who came to be known as Paracelsus is quoted as saying, “All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison from a remedy.”

10/13/10 (Wed)

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One good reason to vote NO on Measure Two

There are actually several good reasons why North Dakotans should vote NO on Measure Two in November. But if you take the time to watch this video interview with high fence hunting owner Dwight Grosz, you'll understand what an uniformed vote can do.

10/12/10 (Tue)

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An open letter to North Dakota voters...

By Brian Kalk: Fellow Patriots...As you all know, election season is upon us. In North Dakota, absentee balloting is underway and early voting is only a couple of weeks away. We will be electing U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Legislators, and local officials.

10/11/10 (Mon)

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North Dakota Values sunsets like these

North Dakota Values is a social network for people who enjoy living a rural lifestyle. One of our members, Kathryn, posted this awesome sunset photo.

10/08/10 (Fri)

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Why vote yes on Measure One?

We've just uploaded a new video on our Measure One page that features spokesmen from several organizations explaining why voters should support Measure One on November 2.

10/07/10 (Thu)

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Passing tax legislation most pressing issue

The most pressing issue for America’s farmers and ranchers in Congress is the prompt passage of legislation to provide estate tax relief, keep capital gains tax rates and extend other important tax provisions that expired at the end of 2009 or are set to expire at the end of 2010, according to American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman.

10/06/10 (Wed)

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"Fix pesticide regulation nightmare"

Consolidated, bipartisan legislation offers the best hope of fixing a regulatory nightmare created by a 2009 court ruling. That ruling overturned a key exemption for pesticide use under the Clean Water Act, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

10/05/10 (Tue)

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Tax cuts biggest unresolved congressional issue

With members of Congress gone from Washington to campaign for the November election, the big issue left on hold is tax cuts, according to Mark Maslyn, executive director of public policy for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

10/04/10 (Mon)

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Have you signed up your teen driver for Route 1000?

North Dakota Farm Bureau's Route 1000 program will be holding classes for young drivers across the state in late November. Have you signed up your licensed teen driver yet?

10/01/10 (Fri)

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Message from the President

Political Action - If you don’t think elections and politics affect you, by all means stop reading now! However, if you are a member of Farm Bureau and have been reading these columns, I know you have an understanding of how all of our lives are affected by both elections and politics.

9/30/10 (Thu)

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Too much paperwork!

Provisions in the new health care law that require farms, ranches and other businesses to complete an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 for any expenditure totaling more than $600 in a calendar year create an unnecessary and costly paperwork burden, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

9/29/10 (Wed)

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NDFB PAC endorses candidates

The NDFB PAC, North Dakota Farm Bureau’s state political action committee, announced its endorsement of four candidates for statewide offices and several state legislative district candidates.

9/28/10 (Tue)

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A warning about big government

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - It’s been almost 70 years since Nobel Prize winning economist Friedrich A. Hayek wrote his timeless masterwork, The Road to Serfdom. The book inspired several generations of Farm Bureau leaders after it circulated in the United States, and it continues to be relevant today.

9/27/10 (Mon)

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Ag Women's Conference scheduled for Dickinson

Farm and ranch women are encouraged to attend a Strengthening Our Way of Life conference Oct. 29-30 at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson.

9/25/10 (Sat)

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