AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Mondays Are Best Spent in Luverne, Minnesota
If youre ever dreading Mondays, I strongly suggest you spend it with the Rock County Farm Bureau members in Luverne, Minnesota. Mondays will quickly become your favorite day of the week.
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Well, well, well. It looks like the chickens have finally come home to roost. I’m referring to a recent news article stating that the North Dakota Farm Bureau has scrapped its plan to propose an initiated measure to reform property taxes.
ST. PAUL — Seventeen Farm Bureau members from across Minnesota met with their political leaders, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials and representatives of the Embassy of Ireland during the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) Farmers to Washington D.C. trip, Feb. 28-March 4.
Students pursuing a graduate degree, high school students preparing for college and undergraduates majoring in agriculture should consider applying for North Dakota Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee scholarships.
According to its Web site, the North Dakota Farm Bureau board of directors, in a statement of 2010 priorities, apparently following input from its recent state convention, adopted the following: “We believe that all government agricultural program payments should be eliminated.” What!? I thought that Farm Bureau supported the current farm program adopted in 2008.
Earlier this month, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a report titled “Climate Change Will Cost Farmers Far More than a Climate Bill.”
Soon thereafter, Mike Held, administrative director of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, sent The Daily Republic a Farm Bureau response to some of the claims in the EWG report. The Daily Republic then gave EWG Midwest Vice President Craig Cox a chance to comment on the Farm Bureau’s responses.
Following is the verbatim text from both sides.
The North Dakota Farm Bureau Foundation and the agricultural community are assisting in flood-fighting efforts with a Buy a Sandbag for a Buck flood relief and recovery program.
April 10, 2009
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