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

Oct
20
2014

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding WTO Panel Ruling on COOL

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 20, 2014 – “Americans prefer to buy food products that they know were grown and raised by America’s farmers and ranchers, and AFBF supports a country-of-origin labeling program that conforms to appropriate parameters and meets WTO requirements.... READ MORE

 
Oct
14
2014

Semi-Finalists Named in First National Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 14, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas today announced the 10 national semi-finalists of the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The challenge provides an opportunity for ... READ MORE

 
Oct
14
2014

19 ‘My American Farm’ Games Available on Tablets

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 14, 2014 – All 19 “My American Farm” games offered by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture can now be played online using any type of tablet, including all versions of Apple iPad.... READ MORE

 

Newsline

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

 
Oct
14
2014

Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Semi-finalists Announced

10 semi-finalists have been announced in the American Farm Bureau’s Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 
Oct
9
2014

Plentiful Pumpkin Crop Will Meet Demand This Fall

Fall is the payoff-time for the nation’s pumpkin farmers as demand for the orange orbs is at its strongest. Micheal Clements has more. 

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Focus On Agriculture

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

 
Oct
2
2014

What’s Behind China’s Interest in African Agriculture?

China’s giant e-commerce company, Alibaba, was valued at $231 billion the day of its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Founder Jack Ma proclaimed that he wants Alibaba to be bigger than Wal-Mart. It is already bigger than Amazon and eBay combined.

It’s not hard to be the biggest in anything, including food and agriculture, when you consider that China h... READ MORE