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Jan
28
2015

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation Regarding American Farm Bureau Federation, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al.

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2015 – “Farmers, ranchers and citizens in general should be concerned about the court’s disregard for individual privacy. This court seems to believe that the Internet age has eliminated the individual’s interest in controlling the distribution of his or her personal information. We strongly disagree.”

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Jan
20
2015

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding the President’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2015 – “The president this evening held out a glimmer of hope that he and the Republican Congress might still work together. His words were reassuring, yet recent history has been anything but. So many good things can be accomplished, so once again, we ask leaders of both parties: Please work together.

“We strongly support President Obama&... READ MORE

 
Jan
15
2015

Farm Bureau Approves Strategic Action Plan for 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2015 – Following the delegate session of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Convention, which wrapped up this week in San Diego, the organization’s board of directors set AFBF’s strategic action plan to address public policy issues for 2015.

The board-approved plan focuses the organization’s attention on: advanci... READ MORE

 

Newsline

Jan
27
2015

Ag Census Great Tool For Research, Policy Development

The Census of Agriculture is a comprehensive snapshot of the entire agriculture sector. American Farm Bureau economist John Anderson says the census provides a long-term outlook at agricultural trends. Seanica Otterby has more... LISTEN

 
Jan
22
2015

President Obama Pushes For Trade Promotion Authority

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of opening up new trade markets as a way to help the U.S. Seanica Otterby has the story... LISTEN

 
Jan
20
2015

New Videos Aim To Build Consumer Trust In Food Production

Many consumers do not understand what farmers and ranchers do every day, and the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance has found that there is mistrust relative to how food is produced. Seanica Otterby has the story... LISTEN

 

Focus On Agriculture

Jan
28
2015

U.S. and Cuba Will Benefit from Expanded Trade

A historic move to lift trade restrictions with Cuba is looking like good news for U.S. agriculture, even though fully realizing the benefits will take time and a strong commitment to complete the necessary steps to opening up this market.

Despite the trade embargo that began in October 1960, the U.S. ranks fifth as an exporter to Cuba, behind Venezuela, China, Spain and Brazil. U.S. ag... READ MORE

 
Jan
21
2015

House Puts Regulators on Notice

With the launch of a new oversight subcommittee focusing on the administration’s energy and environmental policies and House passage of the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 185), House lawmakers are putting the Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies on notice: Business as usual is over.

In both the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, Congress set out policies that re... READ MORE

 
Jan
16
2015

The Search for a Fountain of Youth in the Food We Eat

Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León is credited with discovering and naming Florida around 500 years ago while on a quest to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Unfortunately, a native’s arrow found him first. Although he still gets credit for Florida, scholars have decided that Ponce de León was primarily interested in finding wealth.

While we laugh at the notion of ... READ MORE