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Jun
30
2015

‘Shark Tank’ Investor Barbara Corcoran to Address 97th AFBF Annual Convention

Washington, D.C., June 30, 2015 – Acclaimed real estate mogul and “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran will give the closing session keynote address at the 97th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 11, 2016.

Nearly 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to gather in Orlando Jan. 10-... READ MORE

 
Jun
30
2015

July 4th Cookout Costs Less This Year, 
Still Under $6 Per Person

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2015 – A Fourth of July cookout of Americans’ favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly less this year and still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Farm Bureau’s informal survey reveals the average cos... READ MORE

 
Jun
29
2015

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding the Signing of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015 – “President Obama’s signature today opens the door to creating new trade partnerships around the world that will drive American business forward in the international marketplace.

“The American economy stands stronger when we work together – and that’s just what Trade Promotion Authority enables us to do at the bargaini... READ MORE

 

Newsline

Jun
30
2015

Holiday Cookout Prices Fall Compared To Last Year

The American Farm Bureau’s annual Summer Cookout survey showed a slight overall decline in price of the items in the survey. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 
Jun
25
2015

Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Application Deadline Approaching

The application deadline is fast approaching for American Farm Bureau’s Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Micheal Clements has more... LISTEN

 
Jun
23
2015

Drought Taking A Toll On California Producers

As the lingering effects of a drought continue to hurt California agriculture, California Farm Bureau officials are calling improved water infrastructure. Micheal Clements reports... LISTEN

 

Focus On Agriculture

Jul
1
2015

Farming the National Mall: Smithsonian Showcases Agricultural Innovation

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is introducing visitors to the ingenuity of America’s farmers and ranchers through new interactive exhibits and programming that showcase innovation in agriculture. On July 1, the museum welcomed the public to the American Enterprise exhibit at the ground level of its new Innovation Wing in the Mars Hall of American Business.

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Jun
24
2015

Farmers and Ranchers Are Committed to the Long Game

As a fourth-generation farmer and rancher, you could say farming and ranching runs deep in my veins. My ancestors were farmers and ranchers in Germany and Russia before coming to the U.S., and my family still farms the land my great-grandfather homesteaded back in 1907. We grow wheat, safflower, millet, corn and alfalfa and raise beef cattle in western South Dakota. Our cattle ranching gets the... READ MORE

 
Jun
18
2015

Working Towards a Common Goal for Ag Education

Throughout the agricultural community, we are regularly looking for ways to help America’s youth better understand agriculture. But we all have busy schedules, and many people may think it is somebody else’s job to work with students and teachers. Surely somebody will help agriculture come together and tell our story, right? Unfortunately, many times there are anti-agriculture organ... READ MORE