Today is “Protect Your Ground Water Day,” sponsored by the National Ground Water Association to mobilize the public to take action to protect one of our most precious resources. The American Farm Bureau Federation supports Protect Your Ground Water Day and urges Farm Bureau members to take steps to protect ground water.
an editorial by Dal Grooms - Members of Congress and school children have wrapped up their summer recesses. Students have returned to their schools, giddy with tales of their summer adventures and with glowing anticipation for a new school year. Chances are good that members of Congress are a bit more somber on their return to Capitol Hill.
Help the Ram Truck Brand and Zac Brown Band reach their goal of sending 1 million letters to U.S. soldiers with just a few "clicks" as the "Letters for Lyrics" campaign takes to the Web. More than 325,000 letters have been collected to date and many more are needed to reach their goal.
an editorial by Jeff Fowle -- Aug. 30, 2010, could well be remembered as a tipping point in the efforts of farmers and ranchers to engage in conversations with members of the public–their customers. That was the opening day of the AgChat Foundation Conference, a hands-on gathering designed to empower farmers and ranchers to reach beyond the ag community through social media platforms. Fresh off that meeting, several memorable pictures stand out.
North Dakota Farm Bureau members are encouraged to contact Sens. Conrad and Dorgan to support an amendment to repeal the new Form 1099 rules being promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service. Beginning in 2012, the IRS will require businesses to report more of its purchases to the IRS through the use of 1099s.
If you are concerned about property rights, agricultural uses of land or energy development, North Dakota Farm Bureau is encouraging you to attend a public meeting at 6 p.m. September 7 at the Morton County Courthouse to share your views on the comprehensive management plan for the Lewis & Clark Trail.
The Senate adjourned until September 13 without addressing the estate tax issue. American Farm Bureau is supporting a proposal offered by Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to phase-in a $5 million exemption and 35 percent tax rate over ten years. Stepped up basis is included in their proposal.
North Dakota Farm Bureau Vice President Doyle Johannes participated in a press conference in Minot this morning for Measure One.
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.