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

Nov
21
2014

C'mon Down for a Warm Texas Welcome at IDEAg's 30th Annual Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, November 21, 2014 – The 30th annual IDEAg Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show will warmly welcome farmers and agricultural enthusiasts alike, Dec. 2-4 at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas. One of the fastest-growing trade shows in the country, this year’s show floor will feature more than 350 ... READ MORE

 
Nov
21
2014

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Delayed Action on 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 21, 2014 – “Renewable fuels have been a tremendous success story for the nation by reducing our country’s dependence on foreign crude oil, reducing air pollution and providing good-paying jobs within rural America. That is why the American Farm Bureau Federation is disappointed in the Environmental Protection Agency’s notice of delay in issuing... READ MORE

 
Nov
20
2014

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding President Obama’s Statement on Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 20, 2014 – “In practical terms, we do not expect the president’s initiative to help America’s farmers deal with the real labor challenges they face. Our nation loses millions of dollars in fruit and vegetable production every year because farmers cannot find labor to harvest everything they grow. This order will not change that.... READ MORE

 

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Nov
20
2014

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner For 10 Still Under $50

In the annual price survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 remains under $50. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 
Nov
18
2014

EPA's Proposed Carbon Regulation Will Hurt Everyone

The proposed regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding greenhouse gasses could end up costing billions. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 
Nov
13
2014

Coalition Announces Data Privacy Principles For Farmers

A coalition of farm groups led by American Farm Bureau has announced principles to protect farmer’s data. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 

Focus On Agriculture

Nov
20
2014

A Plentiful, Affordable Feast

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving dinner table revealed the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent increase from last year’s average of $49.04. The big ticket item – a 16-pound turke... READ MORE

 
Nov
12
2014

Young American Farmers Brim with Optimism

Each year, the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys about 1,000 young farmers and ranchers from across the country. The 22nd annual survey found that 91 percent of young people in agriculture are more optimistic about farming than they were five years ago. An equal percentage say they expect to be lifelong farmers.

Just as promising, 88 percent say they would like to see their childr... READ MORE

 
Nov
5
2014

A Second Tour of Duty for Veterans

As America honors and remembers those who served our nation in the armed forces this Veterans Day, they can also support veterans by buying food and farm products with the Homegrown By Heroes label. Nearly 100 veterans from 76 different farms across the country are now participating in this Farmer Veteran Coalition initiative, which was launched earlier this year.

The Farmer Veteran Coa... READ MORE