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1/27/10 (Wed)

Get involved in our social networks

If you are an eductor, a young farmer or rancher or someone who just enjoys living in North Dakota, North Dakota Farm Bureau has a social network for you.

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1/27/10 (Wed)

A young farmer responds to the ABC story

Chris Chinn, a fifth-generation young farmer, blogged about the ABC Nightline story "Dark Side of Dairy Farming" that aired last night. "Just last night, my husband missed our daughter's basketball game because our livestock needed his attention. While he was checking on the pigs and cattle, our daughter scored her first ever three point shot at the age of 12."

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1/26/10 (Tue)

38 Senators support Murkowski resolution

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (D-Alaska) has the support of 38 other senators for a disapproval resolution that would block efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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1/25/10 (Mon)

Ag strikes a nerve with animal activist group

Meatingplace.com reports that agriculture’s efforts to inform the public about the difference between the Humane Society of the United States and local animal shelters was a topic in a newsletter sent to shelter employees by Wayne Pacelle, CEO of HSUS.

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1/25/10 (Mon)

Why do farmers farm

It's the age-old question. Why do farmers farm? Successful Farming’s Agriculture Online (www.agriculture.com) farmers were asked: “What do you like most about farming?”

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1/22/10 (Fri)

Use Action Alert to send message to Sens. Conrad and Dorgan

North Dakota Farm Bureau strongly supports Senator Lisa Murkowski's introduction of a resolution under the Congressional Review Act to disapprove the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

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1/21/10 (Thu)

More support for Murkowski resolution

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) announced today that she would co-sponsor a resolution to disapprove the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. Lincoln’s support builds key momentum for an issue that is of vital importance to America’s farmers and ranchers, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

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1/20/10 (Wed)

AFBF supports Murkowski greenhouse gas legislation

The American Farm Bureau Federation supports legislative efforts by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to stop an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

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1/20/10 (Wed)

Take Back Washington

North Dakota Farm Bureau is co-sponsoring a “Take Back Washington” event on February 12, in Bismarck that will bring together concerned citizens from across North Dakota to voice their frustrations and concerns about what is happening in Washington, D.C.

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1/19/10 (Tue)

Have you signed up for the Leadership Conference

The deadline is this Friday so don't delay. Sign up for the North Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference, being held January 29-31 at the Holiday Inn, Riverside, in Minot. Altough the event is geared toward young peolple between the ages of 18-35, the Leadership Conference has something for everyone.

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1/18/10 (Mon)

Misguided meatless campaigns

Throughout the course of history there have been attempts to get people to stop eating meat. An early advocate of a meatless diet was Priscillian, the bishop of Avila. Priscillian urged followers to renounce their marriages, stop drinking wine and avoid eating meat.

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1/15/10 (Fri)

Stroke Detection Plus screenings coming to Dickinson, Bismarck

Farm Bureau members aged 40 or above are encouraged to sign up for a Stroke Detection Plus screening if they have one or more of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol or a family medical history of heart disease or stroke.

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1/12/10 (Tue)

Rachel Bina takes national Dicussion Meet

It's a first for North Dakota. Rachel Bina of Lankin is the winner of the American Farm Bureau Federation's Young Farmer and Rancher Discussion Meet.

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1/11/10 (Mon)

We're mad and not going to take it...

Seattle, Washington -- In his annual keynote address today, American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman issued a call to action to Farm Bureau members and a stern warning to critics that farmers and ranchers will no longer tolerate opponents’ efforts to change the landscape of American agriculture.

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1/11/10 (Mon)

Lankin farmer makes AFBF Final Four

North Dakota Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher entrant to the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet has made the final four. The announcement was just made that Rachel Bina of Lankin, was among the four contestants

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