fb - voice of agriculture

Current News

May
27
2015

Farm Bureau asks Congress to Repeal Country of Origin Labeling for Beef, Chicken and Pork

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 27, 2015 – The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced support for efforts in Congress to repeal a law that forces food distributors to label beef, chicken and pork products as to their country of origin. The request comes on the heels of a World Trade Organization ruling that grants Canada and Mexico the right to retaliate against the United States if it fai... READ MORE

 
May
27
2015

New ‘Grocery Grab’ Game Explores Cooking With Beef

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 27, 2015 – “Grocery Grab,” a new game aligned to national learning standards for third- to fifth-grade students, was recently launched on the My American Farm ... READ MORE

 
May
27
2015

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding EPA’s Final WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 27, 2015 – “We are undertaking a thorough analysis of the final WOTUS rule to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency listened to the substantive comments farmers and ranchers submitted during the comment period. Based on EPA’s aggressive advocacy campaign in support of its original proposed rule – and the agency’s numerous misst... READ MORE

 

Newsline

May
28
2015

Farm Bureau Urges Congress To Repeal COOL

Last week, the World Trade Organization issued its final ruling on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling as it pertains to beef and pork. The WTO found in favor of Canada and Mexico. Seanica Otterby has more... LISTEN

 
May
26
2015

Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Applications Open Monday

The American Farm Bureau created the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge to show people the vast opportunities available in rural communities. This Shark Tank-style competition lets entrepreneurs pitch their food and agriculture business ideas to a team of judges who decide which entrepreneurs receive startup funds. The goal is to help these businesses succeed and thrive. Seanica Otterby .. LISTEN

 
May
21
2015

TPA Must Pass To Help America's Farmers, Ranchers

Around the world, countries are competing to gain more market share. Without trade promotion authority, one farmer says the U.S. will lose a large percentage of the market share it currently holds and will not gain additional market share. Seanica Otterby has the story... LISTEN

 

Focus On Agriculture

May
27
2015

Hit the ‘Easy Button’ With #WomeninAg

For those inclined toward social media, especially Twitter, hashtags are the “easy button” for finding posts and resources on a particular topic of interest. #WomeninAg is a relatively new, and surprisingly robust, hashtag that devotees use to highlight the contributions, cares and concerns of women involved in agriculture.

What might you find tagged with #WomeninAg?

READ MORE

 
May
20
2015

Fundamental Shift in Federal Endangered Species Management Required

For more than 40 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been tasked with the protection of plants and animals facing the threat of population decline, habitat loss and extinction. As the nation’s attention turned to environmental issues in the 1970s and 80s, Congress began to take on popular concerns and passed a number of bills that continue to govern the way we protect America&rs... READ MORE

 
May
13
2015

Don’t Be ‘Cowed’

Husband and wife environmentalists Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes take to bashing beef and dairy in their new book “Cowed.” Published this year, it attacks animal agriculture on multiple fronts – health and nutrition, food safety and cattle production.

The book also makes one of the most outlandish predictions that you’ve ever heard. According to the authors, &... READ MORE