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American Farm Bureau

Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge: Updated Eligibility Guidelines Announced

Aug 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 22, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas today announced updated eligibility guidelines for the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge... READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

AFBF Again Urges Court to Restore State Authority in Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Aug 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation late yesterday asked a federal appellate court in Pennsylvania to reverse a lower court ruling that upheld pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay watershed imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency... READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative Webinar: 'Finding and Using Business Information' Slated for Aug. 26

Aug 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative, announces the second in a series of free online business training webinars for rural entrepreneurs and Farm Bureau members... READ MORE

Newsline

US Awaits Dispute Ruling on India’s Poultry Import Ban

Aug 28, 2014

The U.S. awaits translation of the ruling from a World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel in regards to poultry imports to India. In 2012,the United States launched a WTO dispute, claiming India placed an unjustified ban on the import of U.S. poultry and live pigs. India denied there was a ban in place. Micheal Clements has the story... LISTEN

Newsline

New Maps Show Potential Impact of Proposed WOTUS Rule

Aug 26, 2014

New interactive maps planned for release in September from the American Farm Bureau Federation will show just how far beyond its jurisdiction EPA is trying to go with its Waters of the U.S. proposal. Micheal Clements has the story... LISTEN

FBlog

Ice Cream and Agriculture

Aug 15, 2014

I always enjoy the State Fair of West Virginia, but probably not for any of the reasons one would think.  Last year, for instance, I didn’t see a single concert, ride any rides, buy a cinnamon bun,... READ MORE

FB Act Insider

With Congress Stalled, EPA Moves Ahead on Carbon Cuts

Aug 14, 2014

The comprehensive but controversial bill would have imposed economy-wide carbon cuts. Continue reading READ MORE

Rural Community Building

Redefining Rural: A Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Update

Aug 25, 2014

By: Morgan Slaven, Program Assistant, Membership and Program Development Have you ever tried to define what it means to be “rural”? It’s tough! Rural comes in all shapes, sizes and demographics.... READ MORE

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AFBF is the unified national voice of agriculture working through our grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.

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