NDFB Newsline is a weekly audio feature that highlights specific issues important to North Dakota Farm Bureau. Each audio segment runs 1:30 and will be posted each Monday. (Clicking on the link downloads an mp3 file.)
2/23/2015: County Farm Bureau Week activities
Northwest Field Representative Seth Estenson talks about county Farm Bureau Week activities that will be happening March 8-14, during North Dakota Farm Bureau Week.
2/16/2015: Broadband needs
American Farm Bureau Federation Economist Matthew Erickson talks about the need for farmers to have access to broadband services to remain competitive in a data driven world.
2/9/2015: Farm Bureau Week preview
NDFB Public Information Specialist Lisa Hauf talks more about the statewide events being held for North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, March 8-14.
2/2/2015: Nord wins Discussion Meet
Alisha Nord of Fargo won the Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet competition, held during the NDFB Farm and Ranch Conference, Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Ramada in Bismarck.
1/26/2015: EPA on notice
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about a congressional subcommittee that is putting federal regulators on notice that they can't keep disregarding the intent of laws passed by Congress.
1/19/2015: Rail update
Greg Guthrie, Director of Ag Products for Burlington Northern Sante Fe, was a speaker at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention last week. He addressed some of the issues agriculture has had with rail car shortages.
1/12/2015: Taxing Issues
North Dakota Farm Bureau Public Policy Director said the organization is closely watching a number of tax bills in the 2015 Legislative Assembly.
1/5/2015: 2015 Farm and Ranch Conference
North Dakota Farm Bureau's Farm and Ranch Conference is coming to Bismarck's Ramada Hotel on January 30. NDFB Young Farmer and Rancher Committee Chairman Travis Dagman talks about some of the highlights of the conference.
12/29/2014: FFA and 4-H grow leaders
North Dakota Farm Bureau is a strong supporter of FFA and 4-H and in this week's audio, writer and consultant Robert Giblin shares information about the encouraging growth of both organizations.
12/22/2014: Wagner appointed to national committee
North Dakota Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee Chairman Val Wagner of Monango, was appointed to the newly formed American Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee.
12/15/2014: 2015 scholarships posted online
NDFB Director of Leadership Development Joey Tigges talks about the 2015 NDFB Scholarships.
12/8/2014: Wetlands mitigation
American Farm Bureau Federation Senior Director of Regulatory Relations, Don Parrish, recently met with members of the NDFB Board of Directors to discuss a variety of environmental issues, including wetlands mitigation.
12/1/2014: Ask a farmer audio series
Sometimes knowing why farmers do what they do can be confusing to someone who isn't from a farm. That's why NDFB had farmers from across the state answer some of the most frequently asked questions about farming.
11/24/2014: Congressman Cramer committee appointment
NDFB Director of Public Policy Pete Hanebutt talks about Congressman Cramer's recent appointment to the Energy and Commerce Committee.
11/17/2014: 2015 NDFB Priorities
NDFB Director of Public Policy Pete Hanebutt talks about some of the priorities the organization established following the close of the 72nd NDFB Annual Meeting
11/10/2014: 2014 Discussion Meet
NDFB Director of Leadership Development Joey Tigges shares information about the Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet happening at the NDFB 72nd Annual Meeting this weekend.
11/3/2014: WOTUS comment deadline approaching
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about the impending deadline for comments on EPA's Waters of the U.S. rule.
10/27/2014: NDFB Annual Meeting coming in November
NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling talks about the county annual meeting, the purpose of those meetings, and the upcoming 72nd NDFB Annual Meeting.
10/20/2014: DSU Collegiate FB Measure 5 Forum
Dickinson State University's Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter is holding a Measure 5 forum on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Chapter President Hannah Frazier explains more.
10/13/2014: No Newsline issued
10/6/2014: AFBF Annual Meeting coming
NDFB Public Information Specialist Lisa Davis shares some highlights of the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting coming in January.
9/29/2014: Climate change realities
American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist Bob Young talks about climate change and the adaptibility of Americas's farmers and ranchers.
9/22/2014: Forest Service groundwater comments needed
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about the proposed Forst Service directive on groundwater resource management, why changes are a bad idea, and is asking for impacted people to consider commenting on the proposal.
9/15/2014: House passes bill to stop EPA on WOTUS
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about a bill that passed the U.S. House last week, HR 1578, that would stop the EPA from implementing rules that would greatly expand the scope of Waters of the U.S. designations.
9/8/2014: 2015 overseas getaways
NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling shares information about two upcoming overseas vacations sponsored by North Dakota Farm Bureau and Premier World Discovery.
9/2/2014: Collegiate Farm Bureau activities get underway
NDFB Director of Leadership Development Joey Tigges talks about the upcoming activities and events scheduled for Collegiate Farm Bureau.
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