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.)
8/25/2014: Permanent EPA office in North Dakota
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt shares concerns about the recent announcement by the EPA that the federal agency will be opening an office (and sharing office space with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) in Bismarck.
8/18/2014: Bad Groundwater Directive
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about a proposed Directive on Groundwater Resource Management by the U.S. Forest Service that would negatively impact ranchers.
8/11/2014: Policy Development
NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling explains the organization's policy development process.
8/4/2014: No Newsline issued
7/28/2014: Telling the story of agriculture
NDFB Promotion and Education Committee chairman Val Wagner talks about an upcoming conference, sponsored by the P&E Committee, to help share the good story of agriculture.
7/21/2014: More public ag research funding
Robert Gilbin, a writer and consultant explains why more public ag research funding is going to be needed in the future.
7/14/2014: Rights of way
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt shares insight on what landowners should do when considering selling or leasing land for rights of way.
7/7/14: Doing what they love
NDFB Newsline shares the thoughts of three North Dakota farm and ranch families who explain why they are doing what they love.
6/30/2014: Habitat already provided
NDFB Director of Public Policy Pete Hanebutt says duck populations are up, farmers do a great job providing habitat, so why do we need a constitutional measure to preserve wildlife habitat?
6/23/2014: Estate Tax repealer has widespread support
NDFB Director of Public Policy Pete Hanebutt explains why NDFB supports a bill in the U.S. House to repeal the estate tax.
6/16/2014: New York City in December
NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling talks about the organization-sponsored holiday trip to New York City.
6/9/2014: Why vote in the primary?
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about our voting privilege and why everyone should get out and vote in tomorrow's primary.
6/2/2014: Ask a farmer
NDFB sponsors a weekly Ask a farmer segment on the radio which it also posts to the NDFB website, to help people understand why farmers do what they do. Farmers from across the state answer questions from a personal perspective.
5/27/2014: Food misconceptions
NDFB Director of Leadership Development Joey Tigges talks about some of the food misconceptions she heard at a recent women's health conference in Fargo.
5/19/2014: Exploring Ag Careers
Agriculture is in need of workers, and educators, career advisors and administrators have an opportunity to learn more about all the agriculture-related careers available in a series of workshops, according to Exploring Ag Careers workshop coordinator Katie Heger.
5/12/2014: Emergency preparedness reminders
Even though we do our best to stay safe during the busy spring planting season, emergencies can arise. NDFB Safety Coordinator Joy Mortensen shares a few farm emergency preparedness reminders.
5/5/2014: Dickey County Free Meat Grant
Dickey County Farm Bureau board member Val Wagner talks about the grant the county received from American Farm Bureau to expand on its successful Free Meat Monday idea.
4/28/2014: Ditch the rule
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt is encouraging members to tell EPA to Ditch the Rule, a proposed rule that would have serious, detrimental consequences for farmers and ranchers, not to mention state and local governments and the general public.
4/21/2014: Spring farm safety walkabout
NDFB Safety Coordinator Joy Mortensen shares some tips on how to have a safer spring on the farm.
4/14/2014: Endangered Species Act needs updating
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt explains why the 41-year-old Endangered Species Act needs to be updated.
4/7/2014: EPA and waters of the US
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about EPA's proposed Waters of the U.S. rule and why its a bad idea.
4/1/2014: No fooling! Schoarship deadline approaching fast
There are two weeks to the deadline for NDFB scholarship applications. NDFB Director of Leadership Development Joey Tigges talks more about the scholarships and the purpose.
3/24/2014: Farm Bureau grassroots
NDFB Public Policy Director Pete Hanebutt talks about Farm Bureau's grassroots process and how people make a difference by being involved.
3/17/2014: Farm Bureau Week recap
NDFB Public Information Specialist Lisa Davis recaps an extremely successful 14th annual North Dakota Farm Bureau Week celebration.
3/10/2014: Sign Design Contest
It's North Dakota Farm Bureau Week and Joey Tigges, NDFB Director of Leadership Development, talks about the Promotion and Education Committee's sign design contest.
3/3/2014: EPA visits North Dakota ag and energy
NDFB District 6 Director Daryl Lies of Douglas talks about last week's visit from Environmental Protection Agency Administration Gina McCarthy.
2/24/2014: What you should know about PEDv
NDFB Director of Development Joey Tigges explains more about the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) that has killed more than 4 million pigs across the country.
2/17/2014: Free Meat Monday and more
North Dakota Farm Bureau Week is coming in March, and NDFB Public Information Specialist Lisa Davis is sharing some of the highlights of the week and opportunities for people to win free meat.
2/10/2014: Areas of Interest
NDFB Director of Public Policy Pete Hanebutt talks about why the North Dakota Industrial Commission's Areas of Interest proposal is a bad idea.
2/4/2014: Kids donate to food pantry
NDFB Promtion and Education Committee chair Val Wagner talks about a highlight for kids attending the Rancher Roundup held during the NDFB Farm and Ranch Conference in Minot, Jan. 31-Feb. 2.
1/27/2014: Atlas blizzard donation
NDFB Executive Vice President Jeffrey Missling talks about the NDFB Foundation donation to the South Dakota Farm Bureau Cares fund to help ranchers impacted by last October's Atlas blizzard.
1/20/2014: Outdoor Heritage funds disbursed
NDFB's representative on the Outdoor Heritage Fund Advisory Board, Eric Aasmundstad, talks about his impressions of how the first round of grants were distributed and the future of the fund.
Older NDFB Newslines can be found on the Media and Downloads page under News & Events