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Sep
19
2014

Farm Bureau Leader Class Focuses on Engagement

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19, 2014 – Members of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Partners in Agricultural Leadership honors program focused on engagement strategies to help farmers connect with consumers during intensive training sessions this week.... LISTEN

 
Sep
19
2014

Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative Webinar: ‘Telling Your Business Story’ Slated for Sept. 23

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 19, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative, announces the third in a series of free online business training webinars for rural entrepreneurs and Farm Bureau members.... LISTEN

 
Sep
18
2014

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding White House Antibiotic Order

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 18, 2014 – “In light of today’s executive order regarding antibiotic resistance, it is important to emphasize that raising farm animals is a 24/7 job, and the health and well-being of livestock is the top priority for farmers and ranchers. Healthy animals mean healthful meat, milk and eggs.... LISTEN

 

Newsline

Sep
18
2014

Farmers Need Broadband Access for Business

33 percent of farmers and ranchers are without much-needed Internet access. Micheal Clements has more.... LISTEN

 
Sep
16
2014

Farm Bureau: Keep Accounting Simple for Farmers and Ranchers

There’s a good reason the nation’s farmers and ranchers prefer to use cash accounting to grow their businesses. Micheal Clements has more.... LISTEN

 
Sep
11
2014

House Vote Sends Strong Message on WOTUS to Administration

A grassroots effort of farmers and ranchers helped push the U.S. House to move forward with a vote to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. proposal. Micheal Clements has more.... LISTEN

 

Focus On Agriculture

Sep
17
2014

Sharing the Story of the American Farm

I’m a farmer and a mother. Leaving my farm and family isn’t exactly something I treasure. It is, however, an investment I make to share the story of my American farm family. I am not alone in this mission. As one of the Faces of Farming and Ranching for the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, I introduce people to what farmers do and why. This is not as simple as you might think.Read More

 
Sep
10
2014

Bridging the Digital Divide in Rural America

Current and future generations of rural Americans will be left behind in today’s global economy if they remain unable to access affordable broadband services.

Farmers and ranchers in rural America rely on broadband access to manage and operate successful businesses, the same way business owners do in urban America. With so many farmers and ranchers conducting their business operat.. Read More

 
Sep
3
2014

More Women in Agriculture

More and more women are taking on leading roles in the agriculture industry.

Some might find it surprising, but over the past 10 years the presence of women in agriculture has increased significantly, with a 21 percent rise in the number of female principal farm operators. Today, 30 percent of all farm operators are women, according to the latest Census of Agriculture.

Terry Gil.. Read More