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7/19/10 (Mon)

See you at the fair

North Dakota Farm Bureau will once again be participating in the North Dakota State Fair's annual parade, coming this Saturday, July 24.

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7/16/10 (Fri)

Renew the American Dream with estate tax reform

An editorial by John Hart - Most Americans are taught from their youngest days that hard work and good planning increase the likelihood of a bright and prosperous future. In many ways, this is the American ethos — a key to the American dream.

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7/15/10 (Thu)

Protect livestock against anthrax

North Dakota's second confirmed case of anthrax this year emphasizes the need to get livestock vaccinated against the disease, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian Charlie Stoltenow says.

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7/14/10 (Wed)

Lincoln, Kyl introduce estate tax reform amendment

Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) introduced late Tuesday an amendment to permanently reform the federal estate tax.

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7/13/10 (Tue)

Seeds of China's growth

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - When leaders of the G-20 economies got together this summer in Toronto they supported a reduction in government spending and debt, which prompted one reporter to ask, “If these economies all decide to reduce their budget deficits, what will drive global growth?” The answer was China.

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7/12/10 (Mon)

Red River Valley Fair features county FB building

Don't miss Cass County Farm Bureau's Ag Education Center at the Red River Valley Fair going on through Saturday, July 17 in West Fargo.

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7/02/10 (Fri)

United we eat

An editorial by Nathan Smith - More than 60 million people in the United States did this to celebrate the nation’s birthday last year. Care to take a guess? Americans are great eaters, and from Alaska to Florida and California to New York, citizens are cleaning grills, stocking fridges and pantries, preparing for backyard cook-outs and family dinners, all thanks to the bounty produced by hard-working farm and ranch families.

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6/30/10 (Wed)

Senate Committee passes Chesapeake bill on voice vote

Yesterday, North Dakota Farm Bureau encouraged members to contact Senator Byron Dorgan to oppose S. 1816, the Chesapeake Clean Water and Ecosystem Restoration Act, because it will impact agriculture well beyond the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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6/30/10 (Wed)

Think "safety" when working with cattle

Anyone working with cattle needs to be vigilant about safety. "Even experienced cattlemen and women can get hurt when dealing with cattle," says Karl Hoppe, a livestock specialist at North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center. "Young kids move too quickly and excite animals. The elderly don't move fast enough and get too close to a placid cow's flight zone."

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6/25/10 (Fri)

Sears Commercial saves you money

North Dakota Farm Bureau members receive exclusive savings on a variety of items at Sears.

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6/24/10 (Thu)

Ward County FB to sponsor ag commissioner debate

Ward County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a debate between the two candidates for the ND Ag. Commissioner race at the North Dakota State Fair in Minot, Monday, July 26 from 3-4 p.m.

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6/23/10 (Wed)

Certified seed growers still may apply for field inspection

The North Dakota State Seed Department is waiving late fees on applications for field inspections due to weather-related problems in the state. Certified seed growers still are encouraged to apply for a field inspection as soon as possible.

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6/22/10 (Tue)

Small meat processors endangered by new regulatory costs

Small and independent meat processors are at significant economic risk due to increased regulatory costs included in a preliminary draft guidance document issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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6/22/10 (Tue)

NDFB VP farm to host Discovery Farm field day

North Dakota Farm Bureau Vice President Doyle Johannes and his wife, Patsy, will host a Discovery Farms field day at their home near Underwood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8.

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6/18/10 (Fri)

Learning from our farming fathers

An editorial by Dal Grooms: When I was growing up, being a farm kid wasn’t “cool.” There were certainly times I wished my dad did something else so I could spend time with my friends rather than spending time doing chores. Lucky for me, my dad wasn’t concerned with my definition of cool. He was concerned with taking care of the farm so it would take care of us.

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