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2015 Minnesota Farmfest Features Latest Technology, New Products

Jul 29, 2015

EAGAN, MINNESOTA, July 29, 2015 – IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest will feature new products and premium demos from companies leading the way in farm safety and innovation, as show sponsors gear up for the third-largest outdoor agriculture event in the U.S., next week in Redwood Falls, Minnesota ... READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

‘Thrive’ Sparkles on My American Farm Educational Site

Jul 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 29, 2015 – “Thrive,” the first soil and sustainability focused game offered on My American Farm, has been released by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. Thrive is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or “STEM”-based and is aligned to follow several Next Generation Science standards. The game targets third- to fifth-grade students... READ MORE

Newsline

Heavy Rains and Flooding Hampering Illinois Crops

Jul 28, 2015

Growing conditions in Illinois this year are leading to problems for Illinois farmers. Micheal Clements reports... LISTEN

American Farm Bureau

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Reaches Young Learners at 'Thingamajig' Event

Jul 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 27, 2015 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture hosted an agricultural-based workshop for children at the 21st annual YMCA Thingamajig Invention Convention in Upper Marlboro, Maryland... READ MORE

Newsline

Study Finds Pipeline Infrastructure Critical For Rail Relief

Jul 23, 2015

A new study commissioned by the American Farm Bureau Federation finds that pipeline infrastructure is critical to break the freight rail backlog and provide relief for farmers. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

American Farm Bureau

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015

Jul 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2015 – “Congress stood with farmers and ranchers today in supporting innovation that helps the environment and keeps food prices down for everyone. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 would protect consumers from confusing and misleading GMO labels and create a national, voluntary labeling standard based on science and common sense... READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

New Pipeline Infrastructure Key to Unloading Freight Rail Backlog, Helping America’s Farmers

Jul 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 22, 2015 – Expanding America’s pipeline infrastructure would relieve the nation’s overburdened freight rail network and improve service for farmers nationwide, according to a new study from the American Farm Bureau Federation... READ MORE

Newsline

Indiana Farmers Facing Yield Loss From Heavy Rains, Flooding

Jul 21, 2015

A wet spring and summer has led to flooding and potential yield loss for Indiana farmers. Micheal Clements has the story... LISTEN

American Farm Bureau

Senate Finance Committee Introduces Tax Bill to Help Agriculture, Other Small Businesses

Jul 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2015 – The Senate Finance Committee responded to the concerns of farmers and ranchers across America as it put forward a bill today to extend important tax provisions through 2016... READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

Stallman Announces Departure in January

Jul 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus, Texas, is the 11th president during AFBF’s almost 97-year history... READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Committee Passage of GMO Labeling Bill H.R. 1599

Jul 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – “The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased that Congress is moving to bring greater clarity to food labeling. H.R. 1599 empowers consumers by continuing to require warning labels for foods that may have adverse effects on the public. At the same time, it does away with labeling schemes that would stigmatize foods based on nothing more than the way in which they we.. READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

Request for Speakers: AFBF’s 2016 Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show

Jul 14, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 14, 2015 – The American Farm Bureau Federation is accepting presentation and workshop speaker submissions for the 2016 AFBF Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show through July 31. The event takes place Jan. 10-13, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, with an anticipated attendance of 6,000... READ MORE

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