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Reminder: Project Safe Send collections begin this week

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring urges North Dakota residents to check their storage areas for any unusable pesticides and then bring them to one of the upcoming Project Safe Send collections.

7/05/11 (Tue)

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Feeding the world doesn't resonate with food buyers

An editorial by Mace Thornton - Producing a bounty of U.S.-grown food to sell and share beyond our borders remains a matter of deep pride to America’s farmers and ranchers. A growing body of evidence suggests, however, that Americans who do not farm or ranch really don’t give a rip that America’s farmers and ranchers are striving to feed the world.

7/01/11 (Fri)

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Ag Commissioner to hold flood forums next week

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will tour flood-affected agricultural operations and conduct two community forums Wednesday, in Ward and McHenry counties.

7/01/11 (Fri)

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Prevented planting impact at $1.1 billion

The direct financial impact to North Dakota's farmers of prevented planted acres in 2011 is estimated at $1.1 billion, according to Dwight Aakre, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist.

6/30/11 (Thu)

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Extra comment time on Clean Water guidance

The American Farm Bureau Federation welcomed the decision Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to extended the public comment period by 30 days for the draft guidance on identifying waters protected by the Clean Water Act.

6/29/11 (Wed)

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Extension offers tips on water seepage in basements

If the water table in your area is above your basement floor, you may be dealing with water seeping into the basement.

6/28/11 (Tue)

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Don't be a hotdog with fireworks

Independence Day is just a week away, and with sales of fireworks now underway, it's a good time to remind everyone, "Don't be a hotdog with fireworks."

6/27/11 (Mon)

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NDFB says EPA water authority a bad idea

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed guidance document that attempts to give the government agency complete authority over all waters of the United States is unwise and illogical says North Dakota Farm Bureau President Eric Aasmundstad.

6/27/11 (Mon)

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Extension offers tool kit for recovery after disasters

Individuals and families now have a tool kit to help them recover financially after experiencing a natural disaster.

6/24/11 (Fri)

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Sad day in Minot

The dikes in Minot have been breached and water is now flowing into the city. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by flood waters in Minot, and in so many other locations in North Dakota.

6/22/11 (Wed)

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Paradigm shift for ag?

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen -- With the 21st century a little more than a decade old, it is readily apparent how this century will be different from the last one for American agriculture. The major difference has nothing to do with organic farming, biotechnology or biofuels. It’s not about new forms of agriculture or new markets. The difference has nothing to do with climate change or water resources; it’s even broader and more fundamental than that.

6/21/11 (Tue)

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Say no to farm machinery CDL requirements

North Dakota Farm Bureau is urging farmers to submit written comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on a draft proposal that would require Commercial Drivers' Licenses for farm machinery.

6/20/11 (Mon)

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BND loan programs for weather-affected businesses and farmers

Bank of North Dakota (BND) has implemented new, low-interest, disaster relief loan programs to help businesses and agricultural producers impacted by 2011 weather-related events.

6/17/11 (Fri)

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Fuel tax refund deadline coming soon

Tax Commissioner Cory Fong reminds eligible consumers that June 30 is the last day to apply for a refund of the state fuel taxes they paid on gasoline/gasohol purchased during 2010. The refund is available to farmers, ranchers, industrial contractors, emergency medical services operations and certain Native Americans.

6/16/11 (Thu)

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CPI shows slight increase in food inflation

According to the latest Consumer Price Index reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the food index rose 0.4 percent in May, the same increase as in April.

6/15/11 (Wed)

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