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Seeds of China's growth

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - When leaders of the G-20 economies got together this summer in Toronto they supported a reduction in government spending and debt, which prompted one reporter to ask, “If these economies all decide to reduce their budget deficits, what will drive global growth?” The answer was China.

7/13/10 (Tue)

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Red River Valley Fair features county FB building

Don't miss Cass County Farm Bureau's Ag Education Center at the Red River Valley Fair going on through Saturday, July 17 in West Fargo.

7/12/10 (Mon)

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United we eat

An editorial by Nathan Smith - More than 60 million people in the United States did this to celebrate the nation’s birthday last year. Care to take a guess? Americans are great eaters, and from Alaska to Florida and California to New York, citizens are cleaning grills, stocking fridges and pantries, preparing for backyard cook-outs and family dinners, all thanks to the bounty produced by hard-working farm and ranch families.

7/02/10 (Fri)

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Senate Committee passes Chesapeake bill on voice vote

Yesterday, North Dakota Farm Bureau encouraged members to contact Senator Byron Dorgan to oppose S. 1816, the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act, because it will impact agriculture well beyond the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

6/30/10 (Wed)

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Think "safety" when working with cattle

Anyone working with cattle needs to be vigilant about safety. "Even experienced cattlemen and women can get hurt when dealing with cattle," says Karl Hoppe, a livestock specialist at North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center. "Young kids move too quickly and excite animals. The elderly don't move fast enough and get too close to a placid cow's flight zone."

6/30/10 (Wed)

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Sears Commercial saves you money

North Dakota Farm Bureau members receive exclusive savings on a variety of items at Sears.

6/25/10 (Fri)

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Ward County FB to sponsor ag commissioner debate

Ward County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a debate between the two candidates for the ND Ag. Commissioner race at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, Monday, July 26 from 3-4 p.m.

6/24/10 (Thu)

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Certified seed growers still may apply for field inspection

The North Dakota State Seed Department is waiving late fees on applications for field inspections due to weather-related problems in the state. Certified seed growers still are encouraged to apply for a field inspection as soon as possible.

6/23/10 (Wed)

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Small meat processors endangered by new regulatory costs

Small and independent meat processors are at significant economic risk due to increased regulatory costs included in a preliminary draft guidance document issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

6/22/10 (Tue)

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NDFB VP farm to host Discovery Farm field day

North Dakota Farm Bureau Vice President Doyle Johannes and his wife, Patsy, will host a Discovery Farms field day at their home near Underwood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8.

6/22/10 (Tue)

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Learning from our farming fathers

An editorial by Dal Grooms: When I was growing up, being a farm kid wasn’t “cool.” There were certainly times I wished my dad did something else so I could spend time with my friends rather than spending time doing chores. Lucky for me, my dad wasn’t concerned with my definition of cool. He was concerned with taking care of the farm so it would take care of us.

6/18/10 (Fri)

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Climate change bill unlikely?

Apparently so. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday where he said he cannot support a cap-and-trade program or carbon fee to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The lack of Brown’s support is seen as a major setback to passing climate change legislation in Congress this year.

6/17/10 (Thu)

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Weather in the world

Did you know Farm Bureau has farm markets and weather information at the click of your mouse? If you haven't checked it out yet, please do so...

6/16/10 (Wed)

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Food and clothing costs go down

Our friends from Texas Farm Bureau have crafted a pretty interesting blog about the costs to raise kids these days, compared to back in the 1960s.

6/15/10 (Tue)

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It's Flag Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a proclamation signed by the President, Governor John Hoeven is calling on North Dakotans to observe Flag Day, today, June 14, and National Flag Week, beginning today and continuing throughout the week, by displaying the American flag and honoring those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our great nation.

6/14/10 (Mon)

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