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News Releases (Index of 2001 Releases)

December
December 21, 2001Farm Bureau Members to Gather in Reno
December 14, 2001Stallman: 'Stalling Tactics' in Senate Jeopardizes Farm Bill
December 7, 2001Farm Bureau Membership Eclipses 5.1 Million Families
December 6, 2001Retail Grocery Prices Drop in Fourth Quarter

November
November 30, 2001Focus on Future of Agriculture Industry, Professionals
November 16, 2001Americans To Gather For Thanksgiving Feast, But Cost Up
November 14, 2001Farm Bureau YF&R Contests Highlight Future Leaders
November 14, 2001FB Hails Launch of New WTO Trade Negotiations
November 13, 2001Statement Regarding National Farm-City Week, Nov. 16-22
November 12, 2001Farm Bureau Applauds China and Taiwan Joining WTO
November 6, 2001Agriculture Must Reach Out and Communicate with Urban Americans

October
October 30, 2001FB: Pass Trade Promotion Authority Now
October 30, 2001AFB Foundation for Agriculture Publishes Booklet on Forage Quality
October 17, 2001Farm Bureau: Trade Promotion Authority Approval Needed
October 16, 2001Farm Bureau Offers Diverse Events in Convention Agenda
October 5, 2001Statement: Regarding House Farm Bill Passage
October 5, 2001Farm Bureau Pleased: Apple Juice Concentrate Loophole Closed
October 2, 2001FB Urges President to Name Specialist to Prevent Agroterrorism

September
September 27, 2001Study: Exchange Rates To Have Larger Impact On U.S. Farmers
September 25, 2001Groups Urge House to Make New Farm Bill a 'Top Priority'
September 20, 2001Policy, Issues, Leadership to be Focus of AFBF Convention
September 19, 2001AFBF Files Brief In Supreme Court Property Rights Case
September 19, 2001Statement: Regarding the Agriculture Department's Principles Relating to Future U.S. Farm Policies
September 18, 2001Stallman Appointed to Federal Agricultural Trade Committee
September 12, 2001Statement: Regarding Tragedy of Sept. 11
September 7, 2001Farm Bureau Urges Prompt Passage of House Farm Bill
September 4, 2001AFBF Applauds Assistance Package for Lamb Producers

August
August 31, 2001Marketbasket Survey Shows Increase in Third Quarter
August 30, 2001AFBF Opposes Free Trade Negotiations with Australia
August 28, 2001Farm Safety Week Focuses on Child Safety
August 20, 2001Farm Bureau Returns to Reno for 2002 Convention
August 17, 2001Stallman: Cooperation Needed to Restore Farm Prosperity
August 2, 2001FB: Fix Livestock Price Reporting System
August 2, 2001FB: Ethanol Wins with House Vote

July
July 31, 2001FB Opposes Animal Feeding Operation Rule Changes
July 31, 2001Farm Bureau Urges Rejection of Oxygenate Waiver
July 27, 2001Farm Bureau Praises House Version of Farm Bill
July 26, 2001FB Backs Measure to Provide Access to Canadian Ag Chemicals
July 25, 2001FB Urges Action on Trade Promotion Authority Before Recess
July 24, 2001Farm Bureau Asks Congress for Cuba Trade Changes
July 24, 2001Farmers Can be Critical Link in Energy Chain
July 18, 2001Farm Bureau Urges Rejection of Oxygenate Waiver
July 18, 2001Groups Urge Bush to Address Dollar's Strength at Summit
July 17, 2001Farm Bureau Praises EPA for Water Quality Decision
July 12, 2001FB Applauds Tax Provision to Encourage Food Donations
July 11, 2001Farm Bureau Hails Immigration Reform Bill
July 10, 2001Farm Bureau Supports Trade Relationship with China

June
June 29, 2001FB Applauds Land Rights Decision
June 28, 2001Farm Bureau Outlines Farm Bill Priorities
June 22, 2001FB Backs USDA Reporting of Supplemental AMTAs to WTO
June 21, 2001Farm Bureau Disappointed in House Funding for Farmers
June 21, 2001Farmers Need New WTO Round, Trade Promotion Authority
June 15, 2001Statement Regarding Agricultural Subsidies Agreement with China
June 13, 2001Farm Bureau Applauds Trade Promotion Authority Legislation
June 13, 2001Farm Bureau: Devastating Losses Slamming Apple Growers
June 12, 2001Statement: Regarding EPA's Denial of California's Request to Waive the Federal Oxygen Mandate
June 7, 2001Statement: Regarding President Bush Signing the Tax Relief Act of 2001
June 5, 2001Supermarket Food Prices Climb in Second Quarter

May
May 24, 2001Statement: Regarding Senate Passage of Tax Relief Bill
May 24, 2001FB Urges EPA to Reconsider Pesticide Settlement
May 23, 2001Farmers Offer Unlimited Environmental Benefits
May 22, 2001AFB Foundation, Monsanto Announce 2001 Scholarship Winners
May 22, 2001Success of Dairy Industry Hinges on Unique Solutions
May 21, 2001Global Trade Vital, but Smaller Agreements Filling Gaps
May 21, 2001Incentive-based Programs Best for Improving Water Quality
May 21, 2001Farm Bureau Moves Up in Power 25 Survey
May 18, 2001Survey to Gather Information on Young Farmers, Ranchers
May 17, 2001Statement Regarding President Bush’s Comprehensive Energy Plan
May 15, 2001Farm Bureau Offers Common-Sense Changes to Endangered Species Act
May 2, 2001FB: Farmers Can Help Solve Energy Crisis

April
April 25, 2001Stallman Urges Congress to Bolster Ag Trade Support
April 24, 2001FB: USDA Should Nix Latest Roadless Rule
April 20, 2001Farm Groups Urge 'Clean' Trade Authority for Bush
April 20, 2001Farm Bureau Urges Support for Ag Funding in Budget
April 19, 2001American Farm Bureau Strengthens Public Policy Effort
April 6, 2001Stallman: Agriculture Must Capture Market Opportunity
April 4, 2001Farm Bureau: Death Tax Repeal Gives Life to Family Farms

March
March 28, 2001Farm Bureau: Tax Code Changes Are Needed for Farmers
March 21, 2001Farm Bureau: Death Taxes Threaten Family Farms
March 20, 2001Profit Concerns Weighing on Young Farmers, Ranchers
March 20, 2001Farmers, Ranchers Prepare for Fellowship 2001
March 16, 2001Stallman Urges Governors to Back Conservation Incentives
March 8, 2001Farm Bureau Survey: Retail Grocery Prices Up in First Quarter
March 1, 2001Statement: AFBF President Stallman on 2001 Seed Corn Purchases

February
February 28, 2001Farm Bureau: New Farm Bill Must Balance All Interests
February 23, 2001Farm Bureau Files Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Property Case
February 15, 2001Farm Bureau Applauds FARRM Account Introduction
February 14, 2001Farm Bureau Urges Congress to Expand Ethanol Use
February 13, 2001Statement: AFBF President Bob Stallman Regarding Introduction of Senate Agriculture Tax Package
February 7, 2001Farm Bureau, Ag Groups Call for Increased Funding
February 6, 2001Farmers to Celebrate Food Check-Out Day in Philadelphia

January
January 31, 2001Statement Regarding the Introduction of Death Tax Elimination Act
January 30, 2001Statement Regarding the Report of the 21st Century Commission on Production Agriculture
January 29, 2001Statement Regarding Efforts to Prevent BSE in the United States
January 23, 2001FB: Voluntary Approach to Dealing with Hypoxia is Best
January 19, 2001AFBF, State Farm Bureaus Challenge Land Management Scheme
January 19, 2001FB Calls EPA Pesticide Settlement a "Slap" to Farmers
January 12, 2001California's Waiver Request Hurts Farmers, says FB
January 10, 2001Delegates Focus On Farm Bill, Ag Economy
January 10, 2001AFB Women's Committee Elects New Chair
January 10, 2001Washington State Producer Elected AFBF Vice President
January 8, 2001Futurist Sees Bright Prospects For Farming
January 8, 2001Environmental Policy Director Warns Of 'Smart Growth' Pitfalls
January 8, 2001Water Quality Initiative Offers Ag Leadership Role
January 8, 2001Ag Community Optimistic About FQPA Implementation
January 8, 2001Next Farm Bill Must Meet Many Different Goals
January 8, 2001The Power And Politics Of Food Biotechnology
January 8, 2001Economists Differ On Farm Impact of Consolidation
January 8, 2001USDA Official: Declining Market Share Trend Must Be Reversed
January 8, 2001California Competitor Wins YF&R Discussion Meet
January 8, 2001Utah Couple Earns Young Farmer Award
January 8, 2001Ohioan Baldosser Named AFBF Young Farmer Chairman
January 8, 2001Stallman Urges Government Diligence To Bolster Farm Families
January 7, 2001Livestock Outlook and Mandatory Price Reporting
January 7, 2001Dairy Producers Face Variety of Challenges
January 7, 2001Corn, Cotton and Soybean Outlook
January 7, 2001Biotech Spotlight 'Double-edged Sword' for Wheat, Rice
January 7, 2001Innovation, Determination Key to Ag Entrepreneurs' Success
January 7, 2001Contracts: Love 'Em Or Hate 'Em, Know 'Em
January 7, 2001Farmers Gradually Embrace E-Commerce
January 7, 2001Farmers Likely Will Need More Aid, Stallman Asserts
January 7, 2001Retiring AFB Women's Chair Reflects on Women in Agriculture
January 7, 2001Organizational Skills, Commitment Key To Political Success
January 7, 2001State Farm Bureaus Recognized For Stellar Programs
January 7, 2001Illinois Farmer Honored For Top Farm Innovation
January 7, 2001Agriculture E-Commerce Industry Growing
January 7, 2001Former AFBF President, Past Ag Secretary Receive Awards
January 7, 2001Crop Adviser Honored For Work With Farmers
January 7, 2001County Farm Bureaus Share Successful Program Ideas