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NDFB white paper on pesticide drift

When it comes to the proposed changes to the Clean Water Act, farmers and ranchers have a right to be concerned. In 2009, a court's ruling reversed 30 years of EPA practice of not requiring permits for pesticides applied in accordance with pesticide labeling laws.

4/16/10 (Fri)

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Thousands respond to EPA spray drift proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency has received more than 30,000 comments opposing its proposed ban on pesticide spray drift. EPA recently completed a comment period for the spray drift ban.

4/15/10 (Thu)

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AFBF one of many groups urging estate tax relief

The American Farm Bureau Federation joined 28 other agricultural groups in urging the Senate to support permanent and meaningful estate tax relief. In a letter sent Monday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the coalition warned: “If estate taxes are allowed to be reinstated at the beginning of 2011 with only a $1 million exemption and top rate of 55 percent, the negative impact on our industry will be significant.”

4/13/10 (Tue)

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Members still without power

On April 12, Mor-Gran-Sou Electric Cooperative held a media event detailing some of the issues they are still facing in restoring power to south-central North Dakota residents following a Good Friday icestorm.

4/13/10 (Tue)

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NDFB Foundation: Additional flood relief donations disbursed

Even after the North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation ended its Buy a Sandbag for a Buck program for flood relief, donations kept coming in, allowing the foundation to make two additional flood relief disbursements.

4/12/10 (Mon)

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NDFB receives safety grant from Alliance Pipeline

North Dakota Farm Bureau has been awarded a safety grant for $5,000 to assist in Progressive Ag Safety Days, to be held throughout the state this spring and summer.

4/08/10 (Thu)

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Print your prescription card on this site

Farm Bureau members can save an average of 30% on prescription drugs through the Prescription Discount Program. You can print your card for free from this website.

4/07/10 (Wed)

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Young farmers take social media reins

Farmers and ranchers who are actively involved in social media have launched the AgChat Foundation with a mission to empower farmers and ranchers to connect communities through social media platforms.

4/06/10 (Tue)

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Ag Dept. urges cattle producers to verify livestock by age and source

BISMARCK —Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says cattle producers can better take advantage of a growing export market for U.S. beef by enrolling in an age and source verification program.

4/01/10 (Thu)

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Message from the President

North Dakota Farm Bureau President Eric Aasmundstad's editorial, What we believe, featured in our bi-monthly publication, Focus, is also posted on this website. To read the entire editorial click here.

4/01/10 (Thu)

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Minnkota Power Coop to hold transmission meetings

Minnkota Power Cooperative has scheduled a number of landowner meetings regarding the Center to Grand Forks transmission line. The purpose of the meetings will be to provide updated information on the project and to discuss proposed route options with impacted landowners.

3/31/10 (Wed)

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AFBF calls on Congress to nullify EPA's greenhouse gas scheme

Now is the time for Congress to nullify greenhouse gas permit requirements that were announced this week by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, efforts under way in Congress and legal challenges undertaken by state governments are offering corrective paths to undo a very real disaster headed toward farm and ranch families.

3/31/10 (Wed)

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Proposals sought for Ag in the Classroom programs

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the Agriculture in the Classroom Council want ideas for helping young people understand the importance of agriculture, both in North Dakota and in their own lives.

3/30/10 (Tue)

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Living Ag Classroom

The Fargo Living Ag Classroom is held each spring at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo. The event reaches out to over 1,800, fourth-grade students in an eight county area in North Dakota and Minnesota.

3/29/10 (Mon)

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AFBF launches legal affairs website

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s legal department has launched a new “Legal Affairs” section of AFBF’s Voice of Agriculture Web site. The purpose of the new section is to give Farm Bureau members a better sense of the legal involvement of AFBF through its legal advocacy program.

3/29/10 (Mon)

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