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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.)

5/22/2015: Special Memorial Day edition of Newsline
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt shares thoughts about Memorial Day.

5/18/2015: No Newsline issued

5/11/2015: Endanged Species overhaul needed
In addition to agriculture feeling the impact of listing the sage grouse as endangered, the military could also be severely impacted. NDFB Public Policy director Pete Hanebutt says it's one more reason the Endangered Species Act should be overhauled.

5/4/2015: Samantha on FFA
NDFB is a strong supporter of FFA, and in less than a month, the organization will hold its state convention on the NDSU campus. We caught up with state FFA Reporter Samantha Lies and talked, among other things, about her role in FFA and her plans for the future.

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.

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

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