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6/09/11 (Thu)

N.D. leaders press for assistance for farmers in Devils Lake basin

A priority issue for North Dakota Farm Bureau has received attention from North Dakota leaders. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring have asked federal officials to make an exception in prevented planting policy for producers in the Devils Lake basin whose farms have shrunk or disappeared due to the lake’s rising waters.

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6/08/11 (Wed)

Court decision gives AFBF seat at the table in pesticide lawsuit

A June 3 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California allowing the American Farm Bureau Federation and other agricultural groups to intervene in a major lawsuit over pesticide use and the Endangered Species Act gives the groups a “seat at the table” in settlement discussions, according to Ellen Steen, AFBF’s general counsel.

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6/07/11 (Tue)

When did food become so complicated?

An editorial by American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman - Sustainability. Organic. Biotech. Big Ag. Local. Pure. These are just a few labels being tossed around freely to discuss something that I’ve always thought of as a pretty simple and straight-forward concept: Eating.

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6/06/11 (Mon)

NDSU program compares prevented planting with planting

It is decision time for many North Dakota producers because wet weather has pushed them beyond the date where they can opt for prevented planting insurance.

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6/03/11 (Fri)

Abandoned mineral statute needs revision

There is need for legislation to clarify North Dakota's abandoned mineral statute, according to a recent review written by Sara K. Sorensen, attorney at Ohnstad Twichell Law Firm of West Fargo.

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6/02/11 (Thu)

Choose My Plate

USDA has replaced the food pyramid with a plate, calling the new icon a “monumental effort” to improve America’s health.

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6/01/11 (Wed)

June is Dairy Month

It's the first of June and that means Dairy Month has begun! If you love milk or cheese or yogurt, take a moment this month to thank those hard working dairy farmers, because without them, we would not have all the wonderful dairy products we enjoy.

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5/27/11 (Fri)

A very personal column

As people along the Missouri River below Garrison Dam prepare for a 100 year-flood, Devils Lake farmer and NDFB President Eric Aasmundstad shares his very personal story of loss at the hands of Devils Lake.

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5/26/11 (Thu)

Project Safe Send dates set

BISMARCK – Project Safe Send, North Dakota’s annual collection of unusable pesticides, will be conducted at 12 locations in July.

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5/26/11 (Thu)

Water, water, water

Just six years ago, Lake Sakakawea was so low, long submerged structures were sticking out of the water and causing problems.

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5/25/11 (Wed)

Motor fuel compliance checks coming

Bismarck, ND – The Office of State Tax Commissioner, North Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Department of Transportation today announced plans for their agencies to conduct joint dyed diesel fuel compliance checks throughout the state this summer.

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5/24/11 (Tue)

AFBF advocates passing FTAs at World Trade Month event

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2011 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman today joined other agriculture leaders to mark World Trade Month and advocate passage of three outstanding trade agreements. At a press event on Capitol Hill, Stallman said that AFBF supports immediate passage of the Korea, Colombia and Panama free trade agreements.

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5/23/11 (Mon)

Still time to register for June FLP workshops

If you've been thinking about signing up for a Food, Land and People workshop held in June, don't delay. The deadline is this Wednesday, May 25.

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5/20/11 (Fri)

Choice Hotels has summer special

Farm Bureau members planning to do a little traveling this summer have a great opportunity with Choice Hotels.

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5/19/11 (Thu)

Governor proclaims Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple has proclaimed May 22-28 as North Dakota Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, urging North Dakotans to learn what they can do to prevent the introduction of an insect that could devastate the state’s tree population.

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