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Vets in demand; help protect our food supply

An editorial by Nathan Smith - Imagine you’re a rancher. It’s 2 a.m. and a cow giving birth needs professional medical attention. The only problem is that the nearest veterinarian is 100 miles away. For a growing number of livestock producers across the country, this emergency scenario is a harsh reality. America faces a farm animal vet shortage like never before, leaving many farmers and ranchers wondering who they will call the next time their livestock needs emergency care.

8/02/10 (Mon)

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New issue of Focus now online

Chris Chinn isn't from North Dakota, but she is a farmer and she has made it a priority to tell people about how she takes care of the animals on her farm through social media. But, she was flagged and gagged on YouTube recently.

7/30/10 (Fri)

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Record amounts of waste pesticide collected

A record amount of unusable pesticides – 215,594 pounds – were collected and shipped out of North Dakota through Project Safe Send in 2010.

7/29/10 (Thu)

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Bill would help farmers and communities in Bay watershed

The Chesapeake Bay Program Reauthorization and Improvement Act (H.R. 5509) will help farmers while also benefitting communities in the bay’s watershed. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the House Agriculture Committee to approve the bill when it comes up for consideration today.

7/28/10 (Wed)

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Fall Route 1000 classes have been scheduled

We know how busy fall gets, so we've scheduled our Route 1000 classes well in advance. Eight classes have been scheduled between November 28 and December 7.

7/27/10 (Tue)

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Kitchen contents bear 'USA' labels

An editorial by Dal Grooms - U.S. manufacturers feel much-maligned by the business press, which consistently points out technology advances and productivity increases in developing markets such as China and India. Yet the National Association of Manufacturers just released a letter it wrote to the U.S. House of Representatives noting, “The United States remains the No. 1 manufacturing economy in the world, producing 21 percent of all manufactured products” in the world.

7/26/10 (Mon)

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"Agvocacy" in Monango

Val Wagner is a wife and mother of four busy boys. She is also a farmer and online "agvocate."

7/23/10 (Fri)

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NDFB urges YES vote on Measure One

North Dakota Farm Bureau is asking North Dakotans to save some of the oil money and vote YES on Measure One.

7/23/10 (Fri)

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Action Alert on Chesapeake Bay bills posted

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works marked up S. 1816, the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act of 2010. The bill represents an extraordinary expansion of Clean Water Act authority, providing new federal regulatory and enforcement mechanisms that will have a significant impact on agriculture.

7/22/10 (Thu)

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Your connection for savings

As a Farm Bureau member, you can save on desktops, notebooks, TV's, iPods and more at our exclusive member-only PC Connection online store.

7/21/10 (Wed)

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Document life on a farm for Life in a Day

On Saturday, farmers and ranchers are encouraged to capture video of life on the farm and post it as part of Google’s “Life in a Day” project, designed to document the lives of people around the world on one day.

7/20/10 (Tue)

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See you at the fair

North Dakota Farm Bureau will once again be participating in the North Dakota State Fair's annual parade, coming this Saturday, July 24.

7/19/10 (Mon)

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Renew the American Dream with estate tax reform

An editorial by John Hart - Most Americans are taught from their youngest days that hard work and good planning increase the likelihood of a bright and prosperous future. In many ways, this is the American ethos — a key to the American dream.

7/16/10 (Fri)

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Protect livestock against anthrax

North Dakota's second confirmed case of anthrax this year emphasizes the need to get livestock vaccinated against the disease, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says.

7/15/10 (Thu)

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Lincoln, Kyl introduce estate tax reform amendment

Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) introduced late Tuesday an amendment to permanently reform the federal estate tax.

7/14/10 (Wed)

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