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AFBF calls on Congress to nullify EPA's greenhouse gas scheme

Now is the time for Congress to nullify greenhouse gas permit requirements that were announced this week by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, efforts under way in Congress and legal challenges undertaken by state governments are offering corrective paths to undo a very real disaster headed toward farm and ranch families.

3/31/10 (Wed)

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Proposals sought for Ag in the Classroom programs

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) and the Agriculture in the Classroom Council want ideas for helping young people understand the importance of agriculture, both in North Dakota and in their own lives.

3/30/10 (Tue)

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Living Ag Classroom

The Fargo Living Ag Classroom is held each spring at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo. The event reaches out to over 1,800, fourth-grade students in an eight county area in North Dakota and Minnesota.

3/29/10 (Mon)

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AFBF launches legal affairs website

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s legal department has launched a new “Legal Affairs” section of AFBF’s Voice of Agriculture Web site. The purpose of the new section is to give Farm Bureau members a better sense of the legal involvement of AFBF through its legal advocacy program.

3/29/10 (Mon)

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Did You Know?

North Dakota Farm Bureau has a Twitter page and a Facebook fan page, and you can see a sample of what we put on those sites by checking out our Get Involved page.

3/26/10 (Fri)

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AFBF files suit against Corps of Engineers in CWA case

The American Farm Bureau Federation has filed an action against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for what the organization calls another example of regulatory overreach. The suit, filed by AFBF and the U.S. Sugar Corporation in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., takes the Corps to task for non-compliance with its own rules regarding prior converted croplands.

3/25/10 (Thu)

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Health insurance costs concern FB

The American Farm Bureau Federation continues to study the massive 2,000-page health care law that was signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Patricia Wolff, AFBF health care specialist, notes a major Farm Bureau concern is increased health insurance costs.

3/24/10 (Wed)

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Educator workshop fee waived for first 100 registrants

Educators who are among the first 100 to sign up for a Project Food, Land and People (FLP) workshop this summer will have their $40 registration fee waived.

3/23/10 (Tue)

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NDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau co-sponsors event

North Dakota Farm Bureau's NDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau is co-sponsoring NDSU Ag Day with two must-attend events being held on the campus today and tomorrow.

3/22/10 (Mon)

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AFBF urges 'no' vote on health care bill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging members of the House to “to stand with our nation’s agriculture producers” and vote “no” on the massive bill that will dramatically transform the nation’s health care system.

3/19/10 (Fri)

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Morton County Ag Day

NDFB Kid Correspondent Adam takes his little sister to Morton County Farm Bureau's Ag Day.

3/19/10 (Fri)

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Educator workshop fee waived for first 100 registrants

Educators who are among the first 100 to sign up for a Project Food, Land and People (FLP) workshop this summer will have their $40 registration fee waived.

3/18/10 (Thu)

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Anhydrous safety seminars scheduled

The 2010 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training and Fertilizer Issues Seminars, sponsored by the North Dakota Agricultural Association (NDAA) and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 23-24.

3/18/10 (Thu)

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North Dakota teacher honored for promoting ag literacy

A Fargo third-grade teacher is one of ten teachers, nationally, to be recognized by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture for their outstanding efforts to promote agricultural literacy. Cheryl Bombenger of Holy Spirit Elementary School will receive a $1,500 scholarship to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in June.

3/17/10 (Wed)

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AFBF asks Court to delay worker program

The American Farm Bureau Federation believes the nation’s immigration system is broken and only Congress can fix it. The organization is asking a federal district court to delay the Obama administration’s final rule on a crucial foreign worker program because the administration failed to properly consider the impacts on small businesses.

3/16/10 (Tue)

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