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NDFB Newsline

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.)

4/27/2015: Summer workshops for educators
NDFB's Food, Land and People coordinator Jill Vigesaa talks about the round of workshops coming this summer and how educators can take advantage of them for continuing education credit.

4/20/2015: Earth Day 2015
NDFB President Doyle Johannes talks about Earth Day 2015 and what it means to him. To read an Earth Day editorial by Johannes and Jason Bohrer of the Lignite Energy Council, click here.

4/13/2015: ESA listings ramping up
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt says increased proposed Endangered Species listings are more often than not political, rather than science-based decisions.

4/6/2015: Glyphosate gaffe
The International Agency on the Review of Cancer (IARC) listed the herbicide glyphosate as a possible human carcinogen in March. NDFB District 5 Director Chad Weckerly explains why people should take that classification with a grain of salt.

3/30/2015: Availability of land
American Farm Bureau Federation held its annual Young Farmer and Rancher Outlook survey recently, and the top concern of those surveyed was land availability. It's true in North Dakota, as well, according to Craig and Kelly Vaughn.

3/23/2015: Scholarship deadline approaching
NDFB Director of Leadership Development Joey Tigges reminds everyone about the NDFB Scholarship deadline coming on April 15.

3/16/2015: Farm Bureau Week recap
NDFB Public Information Specialist Lisa Hauf shares the winners of the Farm Bureau Week drawing contest as well as other highlights of the 15th annual North Dakota Farm Bureau Week celebration.

3/9/2015: Heger is a PAL graduate
Underwood farmer Katie Heger graduated from an intensive American Farm Bureau advocacy training program called Partners in Agricultural Leadership and she explains what the whole experience meant to her.

3/2/2015: 2015 Legislature at the half
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about the bills of concern at crossover and his predictions for the second half of the session.

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.


Older NDFB Newslines can be found on the Media and Downloads page under News & Events

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