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Farm groups urge Senate to disapprove EPA GHG regulation

The American Farm Bureau Federation and 48 other farm groups have joined together in urging the Senate to adopt a resolution that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act without prior congressional approval.

5/19/10 (Wed)

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AFBF opposes Child Employment Act

The American Farm Bureau Federation opposes H.R. 3564, the Children’s Act for Responsible Employment of 2009 (CARE Act), that was introduced in the House by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and has 91 co-sponsors.

5/18/10 (Tue)

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Have you set up your MyNDFB page on this website yet? It’s a great tool to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in areas that interst you the most.

5/17/10 (Mon)

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Land's End offers special promotion

North Dakota Farm Bureau member benefit provider Land's End is running a special promotion May 18-21. Lands' End offers outfitting ideas that fit the way you work. As a Farm Bureau member, you'll always save 10 percent on product and logo fees. Plus there's no minimum to buy.

5/14/10 (Fri)

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AFBF issues statement on climate change legislation

The following statement was issued yesterday afternoon by American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman: The effects of climate legislation are real and substantial. For that reason, the American Farm Bureau Federation will continue to evaluate the American Power Act, the climate change bill introduced today by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.), for its effect on farmers and ranchers.

5/13/10 (Thu)

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NDSU Collegiate FB elects officers

North Dakota State University College Farm Bureau recently elected officers for the 2010-11 school year. The officers are responsible for conducting meetings, organizing events and directing the implementation of policy development activities of the CFB membership.

5/12/10 (Wed)

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EPA to conduct free oil pollution workshop

The Environmental Protection Agency's Oil Program staff will conduct a free workshop on May 25 in Minot to explain oil pollution regulations and the requirements for a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.

5/11/10 (Tue)

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Can we talk?

an editorial by Cyndie Sirekis - A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle (“Battle Over Slow Food Heats up in Heartland“) highlighted our nation’s agricultural diversity. The article illustrated how the “tiny but fast-growing” number of farms that sell local and grow organic food contrast with “commodity farms that make up the great bulk of production and sell into a global food chain.”

5/10/10 (Mon)

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Farm blogger is "On a mission"

What does the cow say? If you’re like me, the first thing that came to mind is “moo.” However, a colleague, who is a fellow fan of animal agriculture, recently pointed out to me the obvious. A cow doesn’t SAY anything, it is an animal, and it is unable to speak. Until my colleague pointed this out, when I was teaching my children about animals I would use the typical line “what does the ____ say?” Now I say “what sound does the _____ make?”

5/06/10 (Thu)

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Estate tax action alert posted

American Farm Bureau Federation is asking for your help in putting death taxes to rest.

5/06/10 (Thu)

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Oil spill regulation affects some farmers

On Nov. 5, 2009, Lisa P. Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency administrator, signed a notice amending certain requirements of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rules that removes an exemption for farms. The new regulations require some farmers to prepare and implement a plan to deal with oil spills on their farms by Nov. 10, 2010.

5/05/10 (Wed)

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Ag must plan for new air quality standards

America’s farmers and ranchers certainly don’t agree on everything. Some farmers will only drive tractors with green paint, while others would never think of driving a tractor that isn’t painted red. Some farmers are Democrats, others Republican. And for recreation, some prefer bird hunting, while others prefer bass fishing.

5/03/10 (Mon)

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NDFB urges members to contact Pomeroy on Oberstar bill

North Dakota Farm Bureau is encouraging members to contact Representative Pomeroy and urge him not to support or cosponsor Rep. James Oberstar's (D-Minn.) water bill, because it could have serious consequences for North Dakotans.

4/30/10 (Fri)

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Health care market-based reforms, not government mandates, needed

North Dakota Farm Bureau President Eric Aasmundstad told members of the N.D. Industry, Business and Labor Interim Committee that recently passed health care mandates aren’t going to help farmers and ranchers. “While agriculture is a business, it is also somewhat unique,” Aasmundstad told the committee during a hearing at the Heritage Center in Bismarck. “We cannot pass on our costs to the consumer.

4/29/10 (Thu)

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Ag history focus of new Ag Mag

The latest issue of North Dakota Ag Mag is going back to the roots, the historical roots of agriculture in North Dakota. “Agriculture has certainly played an important role – some would say the most important role – in our state’s history,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.

4/28/10 (Wed)

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