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10/07/10 (Thu)

Why vote yes on Measure One?

We've just uploaded a new video on our Measure One page that features spokesmen from several organizations explaining why voters should support Measure One on November 2.

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10/06/10 (Wed)

Passing tax legislation most pressing issue

The most pressing issue for America’s farmers and ranchers in Congress is the prompt passage of legislation to provide estate tax relief, keep capital gains tax rates and extend other important tax provisions that expired at the end of 2009 or are set to expire at the end of 2010, according to American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman.

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10/05/10 (Tue)

"Fix pesticide regulation nightmare"

Consolidated, bipartisan legislation offers the best hope of fixing a regulatory nightmare created by a 2009 court ruling. That ruling overturned a key exemption for pesticide use under the Clean Water Act, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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10/04/10 (Mon)

Tax cuts biggest unresolved congressional issue

With members of Congress gone from Washington to campaign for the November election, the big issue left on hold is tax cuts, according to Mark Maslyn, executive director of public policy for the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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10/01/10 (Fri)

Have you signed up your teen driver for Route 1000?

North Dakota Farm Bureau's Route 1000 program will be holding classes for young drivers across the state in late November. Have you signed up your licensed teen driver yet?

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9/30/10 (Thu)

Message from the President

Political Action - If you don’t think elections and politics affect you, by all means stop reading now! However, if you are a member of Farm Bureau and have been reading these columns, I know you have an understanding of how all of our lives are affected by both elections and politics.

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9/29/10 (Wed)

Too much paperwork!

Provisions in the new health care law that require farms, ranches and other businesses to complete an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 for any expenditure totaling more than $600 in a calendar year create an unnecessary and costly paperwork burden, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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9/28/10 (Tue)

NDFB PAC endorses candidates

The NDFB PAC, North Dakota Farm Bureau’s state political action committee, announced its endorsement of four candidates for statewide offices and several state legislative district candidates.

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9/27/10 (Mon)

A warning about big government

An editorial by Stewart Truelsen - It’s been almost 70 years since Nobel Prize winning economist Friedrich A. Hayek wrote his timeless masterwork, The Road to Serfdom. The book inspired several generations of Farm Bureau leaders after it circulated in the United States, and it continues to be relevant today.

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9/25/10 (Sat)

Ag Women's Conference scheduled for Dickinson

Farm and ranch women are encouraged to attend a Strengthening Our Way of Life conference Oct. 29-30 at the Ramada Grand Dakota Lodge in Dickinson.

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9/24/10 (Fri)

ATV safety

This week has been National Farm Safety and Health Week. The focus for the week this year is All Terrain Vehicle safety. The theme was Work smart. Ride safe. Unfortunately, people don't always take that advice seriously.

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9/23/10 (Thu)

We've added new stuff

We've added new stuff to the Farm Bureau store! With the weather turning colder, a nice warm jacket might be in order. We've got 'em in the Farm Bureau store! Check out the Pathfinder jacket!

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9/22/10 (Wed)

You probably already knew this...

Particularly if you are a small business owner. A new report released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration shows that small businesses, those with fewer than 20 employees, pay significantly more per employee to comply with federal regulations than large businesses, especially when it comes to environmental and tax compliance obligations.

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9/21/10 (Tue)

An EPA dust-up?

Every once in a while we need to share editorials by other state Farm Bureaus because they either make so much sense, or they tickle our funny bone just a little.

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9/20/10 (Mon)

Lands' End offers big savings, starting Sept. 21

If you haven't checked out the Lands' End online store for Farm Bureau members, this week would be the perfect week. That's because you can save a bunch.

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