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The American Farm Bureau will release the results of the annual Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Survey on Nov. 20.

Oct
30
2014

Online Registration Open for AFBF’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2014 – Online registration is now open for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, which will be held Jan. 10-14, 2015, in San Diego.... READ MORE

 
Oct
30
2014

Trick or Truth: What the EPA Isn’t Telling You About Its Latest Clean Water Act Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation today released a legal analysis, “Trick or Truth? What EPA and the Corps of Engineers Are Not Saying About Their Waters of the U.S. Proposal.” The seven-page paper shows how a recent Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Q&A” misleads the public about their prop... READ MORE

 
Oct
22
2014

Innovative, Creative County Farm Bureau Programs Recognized

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2014 – Twenty-four county Farm Bureaus nationwide were recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation for innovative program ideas in this year’s County Activities of Excellence Awards program. The winners will be highlighted during AFBF’s 96th Annual Convention, Jan. 11-14, 2015, in San Diego, California.... READ MORE

 

Newsline

Oct
30
2014

Farm Bureau Urges Farmers To Make Their Voices Heard During Elections

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging farmers to take some time out of their busy harvest schedule to vote next week. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 
Oct
28
2014

Farmers Concerned With Data Usage By Service Providers

As data becomes more and more integrated into agriculture, many farmers have concerns of how their farm-level information is being used. A recent survey by the American Farm Bureau brings those concerns to the front of the data discussions. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 
Oct
23
2014

Pork Production Could Surpass Beef Production In 2015

Pork production is poised to surpass beef production next year as ranchers try to rebuild their herds from the lowest levels since the 1960s. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 

Focus On Agriculture

Oct
29
2014

Time for an ESA Makeover

Farmers, ranchers and environmentalists all agree that we must protect and recover wildlife facing preventable extinction. The Endangered Species Act is not getting that job done, however, and is long overdue for a makeover. With a recovery rate of less than 2 percent over four decades, the ESA needs to be modernized if it’s going to protect truly endangered species without jeopardizing p... READ MORE

 
Oct
22
2014

Big Data: Agriculture’s ‘Moneyball’

October. The month of the fall classic. The time of year Cubs fans say “wait until next year,” an 86-year old curse is broken or a mid-market team overcomes the odds — America’s favorite pastime in October is such a treat to watch.

Baseball and modern agriculture share some common ground, in fact, as agriculture’s fast-paced technological advancements are g... READ MORE

 
Oct
15
2014

The Showdown Over GMOs and Pesticides in Hawaii

The hard-working farmers and ranchers of Hawaii have been targeted by activist organizations that have waged a heated campaign against biotechnology and pesticide use.

Thanks to our extended growing seasons, Hawaii is home to several seed-producing companies that have helped us transition from the once dominant sugar and pineapple plantations to now include high-tech agricultural produc... READ MORE