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Sep
24
2014

Start the Conversation: Let’s Talk About Animal Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 24, 2014 – “Start the Conversation: Let’s Talk About Animal Agriculture” is the first in a new series of resources the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is launching to foster discussion on questions consumers have about food production and agriculture.... LISTEN

 
Sep
23
2014

American Farm Bureau Releases Videos on Big-Data Risks, Rewards for Farmers

Washington, D.C., September 23, 2014 – The American Farm Bureau Federation released a series of short educational videos today to help farmers and ranchers understand the rewards and risks of data-analysis technologies sweeping the agricultural landscape.... LISTEN

 
Sep
23
2014

McCloy Fellowship Program: Farm Bureau Reps Departing for Germany

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 23, 2014 – Four Farm Bureau members and staffers will travel to Germany at the end of September to establish professional and personal ties with members of the Deutscher Bauernverband (German Farmers’ Association).... LISTEN

 

Newsline

Sep
30
2014

Grain Handling Challenges Ahead With Large Harvest

Rail transportation tops the concerns of farmers this year as they prepare to harvest what’s expected to be a massive corn crop. Micheal Clements has more.... LISTEN

 
Sep
25
2014

Video Series Highlights What to Know Regarding Big Data

One of the recent concerns in agriculture is how data should be used and managed. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s new video series features questions farmers and ranchers should be asking when it comes to big data. Watch the video series at http://fb.org/bigdata. Micheal Clements has more.... LISTEN

 
Sep
23
2014

International Trade Barriers Must be Addressed

A recent trade delegation led by the American Farm Bureau Federation highlighted the importance of reducing barriers to U.S. food and farm exports to other countries. Micheal Clements has more.... LISTEN

 

Focus On Agriculture

Sep
24
2014

Agriculture Continues to Adapt to Changing Climate

The din surrounding the climate change issue is up and down about as much as the weather itself. Some days the volume is cranked way up, with hundreds of thousands storming the streets of New York City to demand government intervention. Other days things seem relatively calm. Now that we’re back in a high-volume period, it seems everyone from climate change extremists to business leaders .. Read More

 
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