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Apr
9
2014
Statement Regarding The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2014 – “As the nation’s largest general farm organization, the American Farm Bureau represents farmers and ranchers who use every type of agricultural production system to provide the safest food possible both here in the U.S. and abroad. Our farmers and ranchers are encouraged by the bipartisan leadership of Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), G.K. Butterf... READ MORE

 
Apr
8
2014
American Farm Bureau's Stallman Calls for Tax Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2014 – Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the American Farm Bureau Federation told the House Ways and Means Committee today.... READ MORE

 
Apr
7
2014
New Stackable GM Bonus Cash Offered to FB Members

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2014 – Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that a new FB Member Advantage! “Bonus Cash” program with General Motors is available to members, effective immediately. While the $500 discount on the purchase or lease of a new GM car or truck is the same, the ability to stack the offer with one other private offer is new, and demonstrates Farm Bureau&rsqu... READ MORE

 
Apr
3
2014
Plenty of Eggs for Easter and Passover

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3, 2014 – Although retail egg prices are historically high at $1.98 per dozen, consumers will find an adequate supply of the protein powerhouses to fill Easter baskets and for Passover meals, according to John Anderson, deputy chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation.... READ MORE

 
Apr
3
2014
Bacon Prices Up, Eggs Too

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3, 2014 – Higher retail prices for several food items used to prepare breakfast, including bacon, eggs and bread, among other foods, resulted in a slight increase in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey.... READ MORE

 

Newsline

Apr
15
2014
Farm Bureau Supports Biotech Labeling Legislation

Representatives Mike Pompeo of Kansas and G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina introduced the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act last week. The legislation would clarify the Food and Drug Administration has the authority on the use and labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Seanica Otterby has the story.... LISTEN

 
Apr
10
2014
Plenty of Eggs for Easter and Passover

The American Farm Bureau recently released its Semi-Annual Marketbasket Survey of retail prices on 16 food items. The informal survey, conducted by 87 volunteers in 27 states at local grocery stores, revealed higher prices for eggs, bacon and several other foods, with the overall basket about 3.5 percent higher than a year ago. Seanica Otterby has the story.... LISTEN

 
Apr
8
2014
Permanent Tax Changes Necessary for Economic Prosperity

Many believe the United States tax code is complex and cumbersome, which is why tax changes have become a focal point for Congress. The American Farm Bureau Federation supports changes to the tax code that provide stable, predictable rules for businesses while fostering growth and creating jobs. However, Farm Bureau wants to ensure provisions important to agriculture are protected. Seanica Otterby... LISTEN

 

AFBF Commentary

Apr
16
2014
Agriculture's Role in STEM Education

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is the focus of the third annual USA Science & Engineering Festival, slated for April 26-27 in Washington, D.C. The event, the country’s only national science festival, will feature more than 700 exhibitors offering a whopping number (3,000) of fun, hands-on activities for learners of all ages. ... READ MORE

 
Apr
9
2014
Why Cheese Is Essential to Ag Trade Growth

Gorgonzola, asiago, parmesan, feta – all of these are common in grocery stores and restaurants, key components of salads, pasta dishes and cheesy bread products. ... READ MORE

 
Apr
2
2014
'Farmland' Confirmed for Theatrical Run

Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll’s new feature length documentary, “Farmland,” will be released nationally May 1. The film will be distributed via D&E Entertainment in more than 60 major markets. Numerous national exhibitors will carry the film including: Regal Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Landmark Theatres and many key independent theaters. ... READ MORE