Anyone working with cattle needs to be vigilant about safety. "Even experienced cattlemen and women can get hurt when dealing with cattle," says Karl Hoppe, a livestock specialist at North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center. "Young kids move too quickly and excite animals. The elderly don't move fast enough and get too close to a placid cow's flight zone."
The North Dakota State Seed Department is waiving late fees on applications for field inspections due to weather-related problems in the state. Certified seed growers still are encouraged to apply for a field inspection as soon as possible.
Small and independent meat processors are at significant economic risk due to increased regulatory costs included in a preliminary draft guidance document issued by the Food Safety and Inspection Service, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
An editorial by Dal Grooms: When I was growing up, being a farm kid wasn’t “cool.” There were certainly times I wished my dad did something else so I could spend time with my friends rather than spending time doing chores. Lucky for me, my dad wasn’t concerned with my definition of cool. He was concerned with taking care of the farm so it would take care of us.
Apparently so. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday where he said he cannot support a cap-and-trade program or carbon fee to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The lack of Brown’s support is seen as a major setback to passing climate change legislation in Congress this year.
BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a proclamation signed by the President, Governor John Hoeven is calling on North Dakotans to observe Flag Day, today, June 14, and National Flag Week, beginning today and continuing throughout the week, by displaying the American flag and honoring those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our great nation.
The following statement was issued this afternoon by AFBF President Bob Stallman: “The American Farm Bureau is disappointed that the Senate failed to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation of greenhouse gases by failing to approve S.J. Res. 26. This was one of the most important votes in the Senate this year affecting U.S. agriculture.
The Senate is slated to vote Thursday on a resolution by Sen. Lisa Murkowsi (R-Alaska) that seeks to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s scheme to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Farm Bureau strongly supports passage.
An interesting editorial from DTN editor-in-chief Urban C. Lehner answering a question posed to him about the apparent anti-agriculture bias in the media can be found on the NDFB Weather and markets channel. "Many journalists think their role is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable...This may come as a shock, but farmers today are, in society's eyes, among the comfortable..."