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American Farm Bureau Survey Shows Big Data Use Increasing, Big Questions Remain

Oct 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 21, 2014 – A survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows more farmers are reaping the benefits of the latest agricultural technologies, but most remain wary of risks involved with big data collection. Fully 77.5 percent of farmers surveyed said they feared regulators and other government officials might gain access to their private information without the.. READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding WTO Panel Ruling on COOL

Oct 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 20, 2014 – “Americans prefer to buy food products that they know were grown and raised by America’s farmers and ranchers, and AFBF supports a country-of-origin labeling program that conforms to appropriate parameters and meets WTO requirements... READ MORE

American Farm Bureau

Semi-Finalists Named in First National Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

Oct 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 14, 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 the 10 national semi-finalists of the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The challenge provides an opportunity for .. READ MORE


Farm Bureau Providing Farmers With Resource To Talk Biotech

Oct 21, 2014

With the many question and myths surrounding biotechnology in agriculture the American Farm Bureau has developed an online resource to provide the facts on genetically modified crops. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN


WTO Ruling Against India A Victory For US Agriculture

Oct 16, 2014

The World Trade Organization’s ruling against India this week will allow U.S. poultry growers to tap back into a $300 million market. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN


Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone = Growth

Sep 23, 2014

In one week, I will be embarking on one of my biggest adventures to date. I will be traveling from my hills here in West Virginia to Germany and Belgium.  In June, I was notified that I was one of fo... 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

Fall Brings First-Ever Food Buyers Exchange to Chicago

Sep 29, 2014

By: Morgan Slaven, Program Assistant, Membership and Program Development The weather is cooling off, the days are shorter, and harvested crops are ready to go to market. The timing seems appropriate f... 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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