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Young farmers elected to committee

Three young farm families were elected to the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, during the recently held YF&R Leadership Conference at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot, January 29-31.

2/11/10 (Thu)

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NPNHA Meet the Commissioners Meeting

North Dakota Farm Bureau is hosting a meeting with county commissioners from the five counties that are included in the Northern Plains National Heritage Area. The meeting will be held on February 11, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Washburn Memorial Building.

2/09/10 (Tue)

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Check out the Weathering Change Highlights

The YF&R Leadership Conference, held January 29-31 at the Holiday Inn, Riverside, in Minot, was a resounding success with more than 140 people in attendance from across the state.

2/08/10 (Mon)

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Follow calving season on Cows_Life

Mark and Val Wagner of Monango are livestock producers and in an effort to better inform the public about what they do on their farm, they "tweet" about it on Twitter. In addition to Val's tweets on Wagfarms, the Wagner's also take you inside the life of a heifer on their companion Twitter site, Cows_Life.

2/04/10 (Thu)

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Playing it safe is theme of NDFB Week

“Playing it Safe with Farm Safety,” is the theme for this year’s celebration of North Dakota Bureau Week, March 7-13. To help stress the importance of safety with young people, Farm Bureau will be sponsoring a safety placemat contest for children in grades 3-5.

2/03/10 (Wed)

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Entzminger is Cultivation Award winner

Terry Entzminger of Entzminger Dairy near Jamestown was named the 2010 Cultivation Award winner during the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Challenge, held at the YF&R Leadership Conference in Minot, January 29-31.

2/02/10 (Tue)

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Ohio responds to HSUS tactics

It's not about reasonable animal care. It's about power. That was Ohio Farm Bureau's response to the move by the Humane Society of the United States to undo Ohio voter's passage of Issue 2, which developed a livestock care standards board.

2/02/10 (Tue)

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YF&R Ag Challenge finalists named

Four young farmers from around the state were named the finalists in the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Challenge, held at the YF&R Leadership Conference in Minot, January 29-31.

2/02/10 (Tue)

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YF&R Cultivation Award winner named

Terry Entzminger of Entzminger Dairy near Jamestown was named the 2010 Cultivation Award winner during the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Challenge, held at the YF&R Leadership Conference in Minot, January 29-31.

2/02/10 (Tue)

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Ag is bright spot in a bad economy

With the U.S. facing deep economic turmoil and unemployment hovering around 10 percent, it might seem as if there’s little to be optimistic about. Agriculture, however, has helped fortify the economy when it needed it most, as other sectors such as U.S. automobile manufacturing, real estate and construction have contracted and shed workers.

2/01/10 (Mon)

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Get involved in our social networks

If you are an eductor, a young farmer or rancher or someone who just enjoys living in North Dakota, North Dakota Farm Bureau has a social network for you.

1/27/10 (Wed)

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A young farmer responds to the ABC story

Chris Chinn, a fifth-generation young farmer, blogged about the ABC Nightline story "Dark Side of Dairy Farming" that aired last night. "Just last night, my husband missed our daughter's basketball game because our livestock needed his attention. While he was checking on the pigs and cattle, our daughter scored her first ever three point shot at the age of 12."

1/27/10 (Wed)

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38 Senators support Murkowski resolution

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (D-Alaska) has the support of 38 other senators for a disapproval resolution that would block efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

1/26/10 (Tue)

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Ag strikes a nerve with animal activist group

Meatingplace.com reports that agriculture’s efforts to inform the public about the difference between the Humane Society of the United States and local animal shelters was a topic in a newsletter sent to shelter employees by Wayne Pacelle, CEO of HSUS.

1/25/10 (Mon)

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Why do farmers farm

It's the age-old question. Why do farmers farm? Successful Farming’s Agriculture Online (www.agriculture.com) farmers were asked: “What do you like most about farming?”

1/25/10 (Mon)

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