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3/19/10 (Fri)

AFBF urges 'no' vote on health care bill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of the House to “to stand with our nation’s agriculture producers” and vote “no” on the massive bill that will dramatically transform the nation’s health care system.

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3/19/10 (Fri)

Morton County Ag Day

NDFB Kid Correspondent Adam takes his little sister to Morton County Farm Bureau's Ag Day.

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3/18/10 (Thu)

Educator workshop fee waived for first 100 registrants

Educators who are among the first 100 to sign up for a Project Food, Land and People (FLP) workshop this summer will have their $40 registration fee waived.

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3/18/10 (Thu)

Anhydrous safety seminars scheduled

The 2010 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training and Fertilizer Issues Seminars, sponsored by the North Dakota Agricultural Association (NDAA) and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 23-24.

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3/17/10 (Wed)

North Dakota teacher honored for promoting ag literacy

A Fargo third-grade teacher is one of ten teachers, nationally, to be recognized by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture for their outstanding efforts to promote agricultural literacy. Cheryl Bombenger of Holy Spirit Elementary School will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in June.

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3/16/10 (Tue)

AFBF asks Court to delay worker program

The American Farm Bureau Federation believes the nation’s immigration system is broken and only Congress can fix it. The organization is asking a federal district court to delay the Obama administration’s final rule on a crucial foreign worker program because the administration failed to properly consider the impacts on small businesses.

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3/15/10 (Mon)

It's National Agriculture Week

It's National Agriculture Week. It's a time to remind ourselves just how important agriculture is to all of us.

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3/12/10 (Fri)

AFBF urges Congress to ease Cuba trade restrictions

When it comes to competing for agricultural trade with Cuba, the United States is its own worst enemy. In testimony today before the House Agriculture Committee, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman called on congressional members to support the Travel Reform and Export Enhancement Act, or H.R. 4645, which would lift some key U.S.-imposed restrictions on trade with Cuba.

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3/12/10 (Fri)

NDFB Week Safety Tip #5

A lot of kids and adults ride All Terrain Vehicles for recreational purposes, but there are laws regarding ATV use, just like there are laws for driving cars.

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3/11/10 (Thu)

AFBF climate change opposition goes to the Hill

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s six-month campaign to oppose cap-and-trade climate change legislation, “Don’t CAP Our Future,” culminated Wednesday when farmer and rancher members from across the country presented key lawmakers with some of the 100,000 grassroots calls to action gathered in opposition to the issue.

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3/11/10 (Thu)

NDFB Week Safety Tip #4

What could possibly be dangerous about a cute, little newborn calf? Well, for starters, its mom feels very protective of her newborn and will do anything to keep it safe.

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3/10/10 (Wed)

Avoid the worst, put safety first

A catchy slogan and a great farm scene helped a young Fargo student win the North Dakota Farm Bureau Week placemat contest, held as part of North Dakota Farm Bureau Week activities.

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3/10/10 (Wed)

NDFB Week Safety Tip #3

Grain piles and bins are a serious hazard on the farm and are not acceptable places for children to play. It takes just a few seconds for a person to be pulled under a flowing mass of grain, which can quickly lead to suffocation.

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3/09/10 (Tue)

NDFB Week Safety Tip #2

Practice ‘tough love' when it comes to riders on tractors. Never allow children to ride on a tractor. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, 100 children die in farm accidents every year in the U.S. and many others are injured, often seriously.

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3/08/10 (Mon)

It's Farm Bureau Week

North Dakota Governor John Hoeven has declared March 7-13, 2010, North Dakota Farm Bureau Week.

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