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.
“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.
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.
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."
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.
North Dakota Farm Bureau strongly supports Senator Lisa Murkowski's introduction of a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) announced today that she would co-sponsor a resolution to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Lincoln’s support builds key momentum for an issue that is of vital importance to America’s farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.