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More support for Murkowski resolution

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.

1/21/10 (Thu)

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AFBF supports Murkowski greenhouse gas legislation

The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislative efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to stop an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

1/20/10 (Wed)

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Take Back Washington

North Dakota Farm Bureau is co-sponsoring a “Take Back Washington” event on February 12, in Bismarck that will bring together concerned citizens from across North Dakota to voice their frustrations and concerns about what is happening in Washington, D.C.

1/20/10 (Wed)

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Have you signed up for the Leadership Conference

The deadline is this Friday so don't delay. Sign up for the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference, being held January 29-31 at the Holiday Inn, Riverside, in Minot. Altough the event is geared toward young peolple between the ages of 18-35, the Leadership Conference has something for everyone.

1/19/10 (Tue)

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Misguided meatless campaigns

Throughout the course of history there have been attempts to get people to stop eating meat. An early advocate of a meatless diet was Priscillian, the bishop of Avila. Priscillian urged followers to renounce their marriages, stop drinking wine and avoid eating meat.

1/18/10 (Mon)

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Stroke Detection Plus screenings coming to Dickinson, Bismarck

Farm Bureau members aged 40 or above are encouraged to sign up for a Stroke Detection Plus screening if they have one or more of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol or a family medical history of heart disease or stroke.

1/15/10 (Fri)

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Rachel Bina takes national Dicussion Meet

It's a first for North Dakota. Rachel Bina of Lankin is the winner of the American Farm Bureau Federation's Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet.

1/12/10 (Tue)

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We're mad and not going to take it...

Seattle, Washington -- In his annual keynote address today, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman issued a call to action to Farm Bureau members and a stern warning to critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents’ efforts to change the landscape of American agriculture.

1/11/10 (Mon)

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Lankin farmer makes AFBF Final Four

North Dakota Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher entrant to the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet has made the final four. The announcement was just made that Rachel Bina of Lankin, was among the four contestants

1/11/10 (Mon)

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Reminder: scholarship apps now online!

North Dakota Farm Bureau scholarships have been posted to the Promotion and Education scholarship page. North Dakota Farm Bureau's Promotion and Education Committee oversees a variety of scholarships to help those not only studying for careers, but for those who are attending college to change careers.

1/08/10 (Fri)

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Estate Tax: An onerous burden for family farms and ranches

Ask farmers or ranchers to tell you the greatest joys of their chosen calling and being close to the land, knowing that their work makes a difference and experiencing the fruits of their labor at harvest will all top the list. But the greatest joy may well be the a

1/07/10 (Thu)

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Staple food prices trend down for fifth straight quarter

Retail food prices at the supermarket decreased for the fifth consecutive quarter and are significantly lower than one year ago, according to the latest American Farm Bureau Federation Marketbasket Survey.

1/06/10 (Wed)

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Wyndham announces even better member benefit

If you're looking to save some extra dollars while traveling, and you are a Farm Bureau member, you are in luck. Wyndham Hotels recently announced that Farm Bureau members can save 20 percent off best available rates. Previously, the savings was 10 percent. What does that mean for you? An additional savings of $4-20+ per night.

1/05/10 (Tue)

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Consumer Freedom examines HSUS tax documents

The Center for Consumer Freedom recently posted a story about the Humane Society of the United States and where they spent the money they raised. In the article, "Unpacking the HSUS gravy train," the CCF noted: "The bottom line is the same as it ever was: HSUS rakes in millions from unsuspecting Americans who may confuse the animal rights group with an unaffiliated local humane society."

1/04/10 (Mon)

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AFBF: Beyond the Gateway

In early January, Farm Bureau members from across the country will convene in Seattle, Washington for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 91st annual meeting. With the theme “Passage to Success,” the Jan. 10-13 meeting will offer attendees opportunities and ideas to play a bigger role in the global community while achieving greater success at home.

1/04/10 (Mon)

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