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.
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.
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.
"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!"
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.
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."
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.
“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.