6/15/10 (Tue)

Food and clothing costs go down

Our friends from Texas Farm Bureau have crafted a pretty interesting blog about the costs to raise kids these days, compared to back in the 1960s.

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6/14/10 (Mon)

It's Flag Day

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.

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6/11/10 (Fri)

EPA again: CWA permit costly to ag

EPA is proposing a new Clean Water Act permit for pesticide use near waterways that could lead to problems for farmers and ranchers.

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6/10/10 (Thu)

Senate fails to halt EPA

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.

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6/09/10 (Wed)

White House opposes Murkowski amendment

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.

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6/07/10 (Mon)

Does the media have an anti-ag bias?

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..."

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6/04/10 (Fri)

Emerald Ash Borer awareness

BISMARCK– Gov. John Hoeven has declared June 7-13 as North Dakota Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, urging North Dakotans to learn what they can do to prevent the introduction of an insect that could devastate the state’s tree population.

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6/03/10 (Thu)

FFA Scholarship awarded to Napoleon youth

Logan Wald, son of Susan and Victor Wald, Jr. of Napoleon, has received one of 50 $1,000 scholarships nationwide for agricultural studies, from the National FFA Organization in conjunction with the American Farm Bureau Federation and Ram Trucks, a division of Chrysler Group LLC.

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6/01/10 (Tue)

June is Dairy Month

In honor of June Dairy Month, and the dairy farmers who work so hard to keep dairy products on our tables, we have compiled dairy facts from the Midwest Dairy Association website.

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5/28/10 (Fri)

The online version of Focus has been posted

How has agriculture affected one young girl's life? And how are farmers are putting the "skinny" in agriculture? Learn that and a lot more in the June-July issue of North Dakota Farm Bureau's bimonthly newsletter, Focus.

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5/27/10 (Thu)

Choice Hotels offers restaurant savings

Choice Hotels has a $50 restaurant gift card for those who take advantage of its "Stay 2 separate times, feed a family of 4 offer."

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5/27/10 (Thu)

AFBF statement on animal cruelty in Ohio

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation regarding farmer’s ethics dealing with animal care -- AFBF issued the following statement today:

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5/25/10 (Tue)

AFBF backs bill with farm and ranch tax provisions

The House is expected to vote soon on legislation that includes a number of tax provisions for farmers and rural America. The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the House to pass the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act. In a letter sent to members of the House, AFBF President Bob Stallman called for prompt passage of the bill to reinstate many tax provisions that expired at the end of 2009.

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5/24/10 (Mon)

North Dakota values

Did you know North Dakota Farm Bureau has a social network for people who enjoy living a rural lifestyle? It's called North Dakota Values and features blogs, photos, discussions and information geared to country (or country-like) living.

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5/21/10 (Fri)

Cultivation Award nomination form posted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 North Dakota Farm Bureau Cultivation Award.

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