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Rail service must publicly file plans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) will begin requiring Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) and BNSF Railway to publicly file their plans to resolve backlogs of grain cars and provide weekly status updates, Congressman Kevin Cramer announced.

6/24/14 (Tue)

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Repealing the estate tax

In this week's NDFB Newsline, Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt explains why the estate tax is a problem for farmers.

6/23/14 (Mon)

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The politics of food

Agriculture has a lot to be proud of regarding food production, according to Dr. Jayson Lusk, an ag economics professor at Oklahoma State University.

6/20/14 (Fri)

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AFBF testifies on EPA rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19 — A new Environmental Protection Agency rule will illegally expand EPA jurisdiction to millions of acres of once-unregulated farm land, exposing farmers to fines and penalties for ordinary farming activities, the American Farm Bureau Federation told Congress.

6/19/14 (Thu)

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Estate taxes ripe for repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With 218 co-sponsors — more than half of the House of Representatives — on board, legislation to repeal estate taxes is ripe for floor action, the American Farm Bureau Federation said.

6/18/14 (Wed)

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Ask a farmer: Why use horses to herd cattle?

In this week's Ask a farmer segment, Chris, a rancher from Stark County, explains why some ranchers use horses to herd cattle instead of ATVs.

6/17/14 (Tue)

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New York City in December

In this week's NDFB Newsline, Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling talks about the Farm Bureau-sponsored trip to New York City in December.

6/16/14 (Mon)

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FB supports passage of House tax act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to restore and make permanent a tax deduction for equipment and property investments made by small businesses including farming operations.

6/13/14 (Fri)

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Observe Flag Day

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Jack Dalrymple is calling on North Dakotans to observe Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, by displaying the American flag and honoring those who have served and sacrificed in defense of this great nation.

6/13/14 (Fri)

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State lifts requirements on intrastate movement of swine

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s state veterinarian says requirements for in-state movement of swine have been discontinued.

6/12/14 (Thu)

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Stallman tells Congress: Stop EPA overreach

WASHINGTON, D.C., — The EPA’s proposal to regulate everyday farming practices isn’t just impractical; it’s illegal, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman told the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment this morning.

6/11/14 (Wed)

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Comment period on EPA rule extended

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman released a statement about the comment period extension for a proposed clean water rule.

6/10/14 (Tue)

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Ask a farmer: Why give antibiotics to dairy cows?

In this week's Ask a Farmer spot, Chuck, a dairy farmer from Logan County explains why farmers give antibiotics to dairy cows.

6/10/14 (Tue)

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NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt is urging folks to get out and vote.

6/09/14 (Mon)

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Ditch the rule on WOYM

NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt was featured on the What's On Your Mind radio program this morning to talk about EPA's proposed rule relating to waters of the U.S.

6/05/14 (Thu)

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