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

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

 
Oct
22
2014

Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative Webinar: ‘Finding the Money to Grow Your Business’ Slated for Oct. 28

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 22, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative, announces the fourth in a series of free online business training webinars for rural entrepreneurs and Farm Bureau members.... READ MORE

 
Oct
21
2014

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

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

 

Newsline

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

 
Oct
21
2014

Farm Bureau Providing Farmers With Resource To Talk Biotech

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

 
Oct
16
2014

WTO Ruling Against India A Victory For US Agriculture

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

 

Focus On Agriculture

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

 
Oct
8
2014

Growing the Global Economy Through Trade

Ambitious trade negotiations can open new markets around the world to U.S. products, generate new trade flows and grow the global economy, but with comprehensive trade negotiations stalled since 2008, it won’t be enough for the World Trade Organization to simply pick up where it left off.

The American Farm Bureau Trade Advisory Committee met with trade leaders in both Geneva and B... READ MORE