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Aug
19
2014

IDEAg’s Dakotafest Features Innovation, Equipment, Policy Discussions

MITCHELL, South Dakota, August 19, 2014 – Innovation, policy discussions and state-of-the-art farm and ranch equipment and services took center stage today outside Mitchell, South Dakota, as farmers and ranchers gathered for the opening day of IDEAg’s Dakotafest.... LISTEN

 
Aug
18
2014

American Farm Bureau to Court: Stop EPA Privacy Abuses

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2014 – The Environmental Protection Agency’s public release of farmers’ and ranchers’ personal information violates basic tenets of federal law, the American Farm Bureau Federation told a Minnesota federal court late Friday.... LISTEN

 
Aug
13
2014

Drones take center stage at IDEAg Dakotafest

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, August 13, 2014 – Day 2 of the IDEAg Dakotafest show will focus on the latest technological break-through in agriculture: drones. The IDEAg Group is teaming up with Measure, A 32 Advisors Company, to discuss Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and their uses in the field, and to display a sophisticated device, the ScanEagle from Boeing/Insitu.... LISTEN

 

Newsline

Aug
19
2014

American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Continues Education Efforts

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture continues its education efforts to raise awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture. Micheal Clements has the story.... LISTEN

 
Aug
14
2014

This Week's USDA Reports Brings Few Surprises

The August Supply and De­mand Report and Crop Production forecast this week gives producers a better idea of what the 2014 harvest may look like. Micheal Clements has the story.... LISTEN

 
Aug
12
2014

Russian Import Ban Unlikely to Harm U.S. Agriculture

The ban on U.S. agriculture products by Russia announced last week is poised to harm Russian consumers more than American farmers. Micheal Clements has the story.... LISTEN

 

Focus On Agriculture

Aug
13
2014

Champions of Change for Agriculture Set a High Bar

“Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” This fitting phrase was offered by President Barack Obama to describe the 15 men and women who were recently named by the White House as “Champions of Change” for Agriculture. These champions include farmers, business leaders, lawyers, scientists and FFA members from across the nation whose innovation and dedication is buildi.. Read More

 
Aug
6
2014

EPA Grabs for Dry Land

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to expand the scope of “navigable waters” subject to Clean Water Act jurisdiction was drafted, according to the agency, to reduce uncertainty. And that it does. It’s very clear the proposed rule is designed to allow the federal government to regulate every place water flows when it rains, including small and remote “wa.. Read More

 
Jul
30
2014

Farm Shows Offer a Microcosm of Agriculture

About a year ago the American Farm Bureau Federation bought the IDEAg Group of trade shows and publications from Cygnus Business Media. Among the four large agricultural shows are two of the largest outdoor events in the U.S.-Minnesota Farmfest, with 28,000 attendees and Dakotafest, with 27,000 visitors through the gates in South Dakota.

The four IDEAg shows are standouts among a group .. Read More