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3/21/11 (Mon)

New Action Alerts posted

North Dakota Farm Bureau has posted two Action Alerts and is encouraging members to contact their state legislators about the issues.

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3/21/11 (Mon)

Route 1000 classes postponed

It may be the first day of Spring, but forecasts of freezing rain have prompted us to postpone several Route 1000 classes.

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3/18/11 (Fri)

NDFB to participate in capitol ag event

Monday, March 21 is North Dakota Agriculture Day at the State Capitol.

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3/17/11 (Thu)

EPA Chesapeake Bay regs threaten ag

America’s farmers and ranchers are being challenged by an onslaught of regulations, guidance and other requirements being issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to Carl Shaffer, president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau.

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3/16/11 (Wed)

Farmers prevail over EPA in court decision

In a major court victory for the American Farm Bureau Federation and other farm organizations, a unanimous federal court of appeals has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot require livestock farmers to apply for Clean Water Act permits unless their farms actually discharge manure into U.S. waters.

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3/15/11 (Tue)

USDA recognizes National Ag Day

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 — In honor of the hard work and commitment of America’s producers, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today recognized the nation’s farmers and ranchers — as part of National Ag Day — for the part they play in providing food, fiber and fuel to billions of people worldwide.

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3/14/11 (Mon)

It's Farm Bureau Week, and National Ag Week

It’s North Dakota Farm Bureau Week, and national Ag Week, too! So we have twice as much to celebrate this year.

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3/11/11 (Fri)

Ag in the Classroom bill headed for governor's signature

The N.D. Senate passed the Ag in the Classroom bill — HB 1305 — this week on a vote of 45-0. The bill is now awaiting the governor’s signature.

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3/10/11 (Thu)

House Ag Committee passes Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

It doesn’t happen often in Congress these days, but the House Agriculture Committee unanimously passed the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act. The legislation would make it clear that if pesticide users follow current law that regulates pesticide use, they would not also need an additional Clean Water Act permit.

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3/09/11 (Wed)

N.D. teacher is one of seven honored for promoting ag literacy

Mary Kensok, a fourth-grade teacher at Central Cass School in Casselton is one of seven teachers, nationwide, being recognized by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture for their outstanding efforts to promote agricultural literacy.

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3/08/11 (Tue)

Food, Land and People workshops now online

North Dakota Farm Bureau has posted several Food, Land and People courses for this summer.

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3/07/11 (Mon)

It's Agriculture Safety Awareness Week

At least one county Farm Bureau is making safety a top priority this week as we celebrate Agricultural Safety Awareness Week, March 6-12.

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3/04/11 (Fri)

AFBF backs bill to preempt EPA greenhouse gas regs

The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislation introduced on March 3 in both the House and the Senate that would preempt regulation of greenhouse gases by the Environmental Protection Agency based on climate change considerations.

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3/03/11 (Thu)

Young farmers are more optimistic

The latest survey of participants in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program shows that America’s young farmers and ranchers are an optimistic lot. Results of the 19th annual YF&R survey reveal that 87 percent of those surveyed are more optimistic about farming and ranching than they were five years ago.

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3/02/11 (Wed)

AFBF urges House to repeal form 1099 requirements

The American Farm Bureau Federation today urged House members to save farmers and ranchers the needless time and expense of complicated paperwork requirements associated with Form 1099 information reporting. By passing H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011, Congress can end the requirement.

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