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3/30/11 (Wed)

Pesticide permit deadline extended

The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has approved a request made by the Environmental Protection Agency to extend the deadline requiring a Clean Water Act permit for pesticide users to Oct. 31 from the previous deadline of April 9.

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3/29/11 (Tue)

AFBF intervenes in pesticide lawsuit

The American Farm Bureau Federation, along with other agriculture groups, has filed a motion to intervene in federal court in a lawsuit aimed at imposing needless restrictions or bans on pesticide use.

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3/28/11 (Mon)

My American Farm Challenge

Help North Dakota Farm Bureau increase ag awareness by participating in the My American Farm challenge.

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3/25/11 (Fri)

Oatmeal is HUGE

Who would have ever guessed it? Oatmeal captured the top spot in the Food Channel’s list of 2011 breakfast trends.

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3/24/11 (Thu)

The only two sure things in life

Who said the only two sure things in life are death and taxes?

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3/23/11 (Wed)

Senate GHG vote could be coming soon

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unexpectedly filed an amendment to S. 493, the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technical Transfer Reauthorization Act that would pre-empt the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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3/22/11 (Tue)

More Route 1000 postponements

The Route 1000 classes scheduled for tonight (March 22) in Dickinson, and tomorrow night (March 23) in Bismarck have been postponed.

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3/21/11 (Mon)

New Action Alerts posted

North Dakota Farm Bureau has posted two Action Alerts and is encouraging members to contact their state legislators about the issues.

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3/21/11 (Mon)

Route 1000 classes postponed

It may be the first day of Spring, but forecasts of freezing rain have prompted us to postpone several Route 1000 classes.

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3/18/11 (Fri)

NDFB to participate in capitol ag event

Monday, March 21 is North Dakota Agriculture Day at the State Capitol.

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3/17/11 (Thu)

EPA Chesapeake Bay regs threaten ag

America’s farmers and ranchers are being challenged by an onslaught of regulations, guidance and other requirements being issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to Carl Shaffer, president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

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3/16/11 (Wed)

Farmers prevail over EPA in court decision

In a major court victory for the American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm organizations, a unanimous federal court of appeals has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot require livestock farmers to apply for Clean Water Act permits unless their farms actually discharge manure into U.S. waters.

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3/15/11 (Tue)

USDA recognizes National Ag Day

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 — In honor of the hard work and commitment of America’s producers, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today recognized the nation’s farmers and ranchers — as part of National Ag Day — for the part they play in providing food, fiber and fuel to billions of people worldwide.

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3/14/11 (Mon)

It's Farm Bureau Week, and National Ag Week

It’s North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, and national Ag Week, too! So we have twice as much to celebrate this year.

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3/11/11 (Fri)

Ag in the Classroom bill headed for governor's signature

The N.D. Senate passed the Ag in the Classroom bill — HB 1305 — this week on a vote of 45-0. The bill is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

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