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Wilson talks AgChat on RRFN

Stutsman County farmer and Farm Bureau member Sarah Wilson is featured in this week's Red River Farm Network newsletter talking about the "agvocacy " training she is participating in, in Chicago, Illinois. Also at the session from North Dakota are Val Wagner of Monango and Paul Anderson of Coleharbor.

8/30/10 (Mon)

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Animals don't have rights, but humans do have duties

An editorial by John Hart - In a 1986 interview with Washingtonian magazine, Ingrid Newkirk, the founder and still president of the People of Ethical Treatment of Animals, made a provocative statement that continues to be noticed today.

8/27/10 (Fri)

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Check us out at Big Iron

It'll be here before you know it: the 30th annual Big Iron event, held on the Red River Valley Fair grounds, Sept. 14-16. And North Dakota Farm Bureau will be there...

8/26/10 (Thu)

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Questions about SPCC answered

If you've heard about the EPA's Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Program (SPCC) and wondered how (or if) it affects you, wonder no more. Here is an explanation of who must comply, and when.

8/25/10 (Wed)

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Dirty Jobs host to keynote AFBF annual meeting

Mike Rowe, the creator and executive producer of Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated series Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, will deliver the keynote address to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 92nd annual meeting on January 10, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia.

8/23/10 (Mon)

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Another satisfied member

"I just ordered a fridge through Sears Commercial. We bought a $1000 fridge for $738 delivered. The savings are enough to pay my Farm Bureau dues for the next 5+ years. The guy from Sears I worked with was great to work with and waited until this morning to process the sale to get me an additional $60 savings! Worthwhile in my mind!"

8/20/10 (Fri)

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Moos, ewes and more

Do you wonder how milk gets to your table, how many sweaters can be made from the wool of one sheep or how a horse can sleep standing up?

8/18/10 (Wed)

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AFBF economist doesn't foresee retroactive estate tax for 2010

At a forum with the news media Monday sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute in Washington, D.C., Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist, said the longer Congress drags out settling an estate tax rate and exemption level, the less likely it is to impose a retroactive tax for 2010.

8/17/10 (Tue)

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Agriculture a 'choice' career choice

An editorial by Dal Grooms - If you’re a movie buff, you’ll recall the career advice shared with young Benjamin Braddock in the late 1960s movie The Graduate. "Plastics," young Benjamin was told. Today, there is a good chance the giver of that advice, Mr. McGuire, would be proposing another up-and-coming career field -- "Agriculture."

8/16/10 (Mon)

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Stop by the Farm Bureau Store

When was the last time you stopped by the NDFB Store? If it has been awhile, you might want to check it out. We have all kinds of great merchandise for purchase.

8/12/10 (Thu)

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New teacher resources added

North Dakota Farm Bureau's resource page for teachers has a fun new item: The Very Hungry N.D. Caterpillar.

8/11/10 (Wed)

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Harvest hotline now available

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has announced the Harvest Hotline is once again operational.

8/10/10 (Tue)

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AFBF backs bill to clarify FIFRA permitting requirements

The American Farm Bureau Federation strongly supports a bill introduced Friday by Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) that aims to clarify that additional permits are not required for pesticide application in accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

8/09/10 (Mon)

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Tell Congress your estate tax stories

“I don’t know who gets the first bite of the excess over $1 million, but there will not be enough money left to keep the farm intact. Even if the next generation could hold onto a small piece of the farm after estate taxes, the reduction in economy of scale would make the farm unprofitable.”– Clark Granger, who grows Christmas trees on 50 acres in Maine.

8/06/10 (Fri)

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Members can save at a variety of hotels

North Dakota Farm Bureau members can save on hotels all over the nation through Choice Hotels International and Wyndham Hotel Group.

8/05/10 (Thu)

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