Beef Industry Events Planned for July 22, at North Dakota State Fair in Minot.
Ballot Initiative Community Forum
The coalition opposing the proposed Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Initiative will host a community forum tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. CT on the Dakota Talent Stage on the North Dakota State Fairgrounds in Minot. 
The Stockmen's Association is opposed to this measure, as it would create a massive – $300 to $400 million per biennium – fund that could be used by government agencies and non-profit organizations to purchase land and compete with farmers and ranchers. The measure also mandates that 75 percent of this fund would have to be spent annually, whether or not there is a need. And, because the measure is Constitutional, it would be difficult to change or eliminate.
Measure backers are gathering signatures to get the measure on the November ballot. Come and learn about the measure's flaws, and encourage your friends and neighbors to do so too so they can make an informed decision.
Jim Olson of KXMC will moderate the discussion at the State Fair tomorrow. Because the event will be televised, it is especially important that there is a strong showing of agriculturists who are opposed to the measure.
The Beef Industry Military Appreciation Day is also at the State Fair tomorrow. Join fellow Stockmen's Association members and industry partners in saluting active servicemen and servicewomen with a free beef meal and children's activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT near the Commercial II Exhibit Building. We are seeking volunteers to help serve and salute these American heroes.  



July is National Grilling Month

Beef remains King of the Grill.
In fact, in a checkoff-funded survey, nearly two-thirds said beef is the meat to cook on the grill, with steaks and burgers
topping the list.
Grilling is one of America's most favorite summer activities.
So, in honor of National Grilling Month,we have provided some resources to help make you master of your grill.
New! Follow us on Pinterest for more recipe ideas!
Ditch the Rule
New definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS)
will increase burdens and costs for producers.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Corps of Engineers have proposed to change the definition of "waters of the United States".
Tomorrow's Top Hands Beef Leadership Summit
This inaugural leadership and team-building event will be held Oct. 16-18, at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.

The event is open to youth ages 16-20 who have an interest in the beef industry.

Topics will include effective communication, teamwork, advocacy, media training, college and career prep, and more.

Disaster Assistance


Membership Contest
The NDSA has been representing North Dakota's cattle industry for over 84 years.
Our priority is to protect your legacy.
Join the grassroots organization and engage in the process
to address the issues crucial to the beef industry.
♦ Farm Bill priorities
♦ Grazing Improvement Act
♦ US Dept. of Transportation's Truck Size & Weight Limits
♦ ND Greater Sage-Grouse Management Plan
♦ ND Common-Sense Conservation Coalition
♦ Proposed Gray Wolf removal from the Endangered Species List & listing of
the Mexican Wolf as an endangered species
♦ Trade isses
♦ Private property rights
♦ Disaster relief
Death tax
The NDSA is working hard on these issues and so much more to protect the future of the beef industry.
Your membership is an investment in your future.
Join now - there is strength in numbers.
Your membership commitment is an investment in your industry and your future!
Already a member?
The NDSA offers recruiting incentives.
Top recruiter wins a 1-year use of a 7' x 24'
Platinum aluminum stock trailer similar to the one shown below
donated by Leanin' Pole Arena of Killdeer:
New members and recruiters are also eligible to win Bull Bucks.
Bull Bucks is sponsored by area seedstock producers and is valued at $1,750.
Livestock Stewardship

Above, a calf gets help learning to nurse.

Stories of Stewardship
Ranchers Care For Animals.
Ranchers work hard caring for their livestock,
their livlihood depends on it.
Do you have a story of animal stewardship
you would like to share?
to share your story.
North Dakota turns 125
125th Celebration Party on the Capitol Mall on Aug. 16.
Plans to celebrate North Dakota's 125th year of statehood are underway.
Follow the celebrations on Facebook and by visiting
The North Dakota Department of Commerce has developed a list of 125 ways
for residents and visitors to LuvND. Find it here.
  North Dakota Cattle Directory

North Dakota Stockmen's Association members ride for the brand every day and we want to offer a special opportunity for our dedicated members to proudly wear our logo.

Members may order shirts, vests and windshirts with the NDSA logo.

NDSA clothing order form

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North Dakota Cattle Directory?



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Upcoming Events
July 18-26 - North Dakota State Fair, Minot
July 22 - Military Appreciation Day, Minot
July 29 - NDSA Feeder Council Golf Classic, Washburn   
July 30-Aug. 2 - Cattle Industry Summer Conference, Denver
Aug. 1 - 2012-13 Emergency Livestock Assistance Program application deadline.
Sept. 16-18 - 2014 ND Range Management School
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