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Agricultural productivity is critical

The president’s 2010 budget proposal calls for canceling NASA’s Constellation program to return astronauts to the Moon by 2020. In these tough economic times it is harder to justify sending astronauts into space. Agriculture is earthbound for the foreseeable future. There’s no need to worry about farming on the Moon or Mars either...

3/05/10 (Fri)

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FB backs bipartisan House effort to nullify EPA prop

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed scheme to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is “economically harmful, legally suspect and environmentally indefensible,” according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

3/04/10 (Thu)

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Reduce snow melt problems now

This winter's snow holds lots of water. Each cubic foot of drifted, piled or compacted snow contains 2 to 3 gallons of water, so actions homeowners take now can minimize future water problems in or around their house, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service agricultural engineer and flood expert.

3/03/10 (Wed)

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Route 1000 classes coming soon

Do you have a teen driver? If so, you could help keep them safer and reward them for that safe driving by signing them up for a Route 1000 class.

3/02/10 (Tue)

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Missling presents in Missouri on behalf of NDFB Foundation

In North Dakota, when the going gets tough, the tough pull together. That was the message North Dakota Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling shared with those attending the Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association meeting in Columbia, Missouri, February 27.

3/01/10 (Mon)

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Free webinar for household water well owners

The National Ground Water Association is offering a free Webinar on March 10 for household well owners on how to be good stewards of groundwater and water well systems.

2/25/10 (Thu)

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NDFB Executive VP named to advisory panels

North Dakota Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling, Fargo, has been appointed to two farm-related advisory panels.

2/24/10 (Wed)

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NDFB Foundation receives national award

The North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation is one of 13 organizations nationally to receive an Award of Excellence in the first round of the 2010 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards.

2/23/10 (Tue)

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N.D. entrant makes YF&R Sweet Sixteen

Cassi Jo Schriefer of Golden Valley made the Sweet Sixteen round of the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet. Schreifer was also recently named a finalist in the YF&R Challenge, held during the NDFB YF&R Leadership Conference in Minot.

2/22/10 (Mon)

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Welcome livestock news from the United Nations FAO

With all the hits the livestock industry has taken from groups wanting to see its elimination, here is welcome news from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

2/19/10 (Fri)

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AFBF urges passage of EPA resoluton of disapproval

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman called on Congress to adopt a resolution of disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “endangerment finding” and the proposed regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

2/19/10 (Fri)

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AFBF files challenge to EPA's endangerment finding

The American Farm Bureau Federation recently filed a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s December finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare.

2/18/10 (Thu)

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Center for Consumer Freedom announces HSUS watchdog project

The Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) is announcing the launch of www.HumaneWatch.org, a watchdog project dedicated to analyzing the activities of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

2/17/10 (Wed)

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First YLC gets thumbs up from students

The first-ever Youth Leadership Conference was held in Minot in late January, in conjunction with the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference.

2/12/10 (Fri)

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Report feral pig sightings to BOAH

Greg Link, assistant chief of wildlife for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said a new state law requires landowners to help the state Board of Animal Health (BOAH)control or eradicate feral swine.

2/12/10 (Fri)

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