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News Releases (Index of 2003 Releases)

December
December 23, 2003Statement Regarding BSE Detection
December 18, 2003Food Prices Rise in Fourth Quarter
December 18, 2003Statement Regarding Proposed Rule for CSP
December 8, 2003FB: Grazing Rules Would Benefit Rangelands and Environment
December 5, 2003Farm Bureau Membership Grows to 5.5 Million Families
December 5, 2003Educational Ag Seminars at AFBF 85th Convention
December 3, 2003New Director of Public Policy for International Trade
December 2, 2003FB: Foundation Silent Auction Runs Through Jan. 12

November
November 26, 2003FB Welcomes New Healthy Forests Legislation
November 25, 2003Statement Regarding Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL)
November 25, 2003Statement Regarding Senate’s Failure to Approve Energy Bill in 2003
November 21, 2003AFBF Reaches Software Affinity Agreement With ASI
November 21, 2003Statement Regarding Senate Rejection of Energy Bill
November 20, 2003AFBF: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Up, But Affordable
November 19, 2003FB Commends Small Engine Emissions Provision
November 18, 2003American Farm Bureau Urges Congress To Pass Energy Bill
November 14, 2003Farmers Serve Lunch to Rapid City’s Hungry
November 7, 2003AFBF Pleased With Senate Passage of COOL
November 6, 2003FB Remains Committed to Permanent Death Tax Repeal

October
October 31, 2003Farm Bureau: China, A Trade Opportunity and Threat
October 31, 2003FB: Healthy Forests Act Benefits Farmers and Ranchers
October 31, 2003Golf Tournament to Benefit Ag Education Programs
October 30, 2003AFBF, Texas FB Oppose Federal Control of Aquifer
October 28, 2003Hunger-Relief Efforts Would Grow With New Tax-Relief Law
October 24, 2003FB Urges Full Funding for Farm Programs in Spending Bill
October 24, 2003AFBF Praises Action On Cuba Travel
October 23, 2003AFBF, 13 State FBs File Motion in Atrazine Case
October 16, 2003FB: Ag Inspections at U.S. Border Must Remain Priority
October 15, 2003FB Expresses Concern About High Natural Gas Prices
October 9, 2003AFBF, South Carolina FB File Brief in Supreme Court Case
October 8, 2003AFBF, Florida FB File Brief in Supreme Court Water Litigation
October 3, 2003AFBF President Bob Stallman To Appear on RFD-TV "LIVE"
October 1, 2003AFBF Commemorates New Headquarters

September
September 30, 2003Farm Bureau Study Aims to Increase Productivity, Profitability
September 30, 2003Statement Regarding U.S. - Russian Agreement on Market Access
September 23, 2003Statement Regarding Introduction of H-2a Reform Bill
September 23, 2003Farm Bureau Calls For More Accountability From OSHA
September 17, 2003New Small Business Coalition Fights to End Tax Disparity for the Self-Employed
September 16, 2003Farm Bureau Testifies to Senate Subcommittee Re. Water Issues
September 15, 2003FB Commends Tax Incentive for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
September 15, 2003Retired General to Address FB Members at Annual Meeting
September 15, 2003Statement Regarding Conclusion of WTO Negotiations in Cancun
September 11, 2003Farm Bureau Says Energy Policy A Priority
September 8, 2003Farm Bureau, Ag Groups Outline Three Pillars Of Ag Trade
September 2, 2003FB: Retail Food Prices Rise Slightly in Third Quarter

August
August 25, 2003American Farm Bureau® Inc. Launches FB Apparel
August 21, 2003FB: Emissions Rules Must Consider Impact on Farmers
August 1, 2003Statement Regarding Senate Passage of the Energy Bill

July
July 18, 2003FB: ESA Reform Could Help Farmers and Species
July 2, 2003FB Condemns EU Rule on Biotech Labeling

June
June 26, 2003FB: Country-of-Origin Labeling Should Proceed
June 18, 2003Farm Bureau Lists Priorities for U.S. Trade Talks
June 18, 2003FB: Congress Should Eliminate the Death Tax
June 10, 2003FB Urges Support for WTO Case on EU Biotech Ban
June 5, 2003Statement Regarding the Renewable Fuels Standard
June 5, 2003Altria Corporate Services, Inc., Farm Bureau Select First-Ever PAL Program Candidates
June 5, 2003Statement Regarding National Hunger Awareness Day 2003
June 4, 2003Farm Bureau: Retail Food Prices Fall Slightly in Second Quarter
June 3, 2003FB: Action Needed to Continue Methyl Bromide Use
June 3, 2003Young Named American Farm Bureau Chief Economist
June 3, 2003Farm Bureau Members Save through Paint Discount Program
June 2, 2003Farm Bureau Emergency Alert Campaign Off to Positive Start

May
May 22, 2003Farm Bureau, Monsanto Announce 2003 Scholarship Program Winners
May 13, 2003Farm Bureau Urges Support for Senate Energy Bill
May 13, 2003FB Hails Bush Decision to Fight EU Biotech Moratorium
May 8, 2003Farm Bureau Endorses House Tax-Relief Measure

April
April 29, 2003Coordination Essential In Battling Invasive Species
April 25, 2003AFB Foundation Video Brings Biotech to Life
April 21, 2003Statement Regarding Earth Day 2003 (April 22)
April 10, 2003FB: Tax Changes Help Farmers Fight Hunger, Protect Environment
April 4, 2003Farm Bureau Launches Emergency Alert Campaign

March
March 27, 2003Cendant Offers Lodging Discounts to American Farm Bureau
March 26, 2003Biotech Trade Barriers Continue to Afflict American Agriculture
March 25, 2003Farm Bureau's Watershed Heroes Event Returns to Minnesota
March 21, 2003FB Welcomes House Members' Commitment to Farmers
March 20, 2003Profit Concerns Weighing on Young Farmers, Ranchers
March 19, 2003FB: Energy Security Lies Within U.S. Borders
March 18, 2003Farm Groups Oppose House Budget Panel's Ag Cuts
March 17, 2003Farm Bureau Invites Visitors to Discover the Exciting Advancements in Agriculture at Innoventions at Epcot®
March 12, 2003Retail Food Prices Post Increase in First Quarter
March 12, 2003Statement Regarding National Agriculture Week/National Ag Day, March 16-27
March 7, 2003Farm Bureau Critical of WTO Ag Negotiations Proposal

February
February 13, 2003Statement Regarding Disaster Assistance
February 11, 2003AFBF Files Petition In Pronsolino Case
February 6, 2003Farmers Commemorate Food Check-Out Day in New Orleans
February 3, 2003Farmers More in Tune with Consumer Expectations

January
January 24, 2003FB Urges Administration to Reject EU Trade Proposal
January 22, 2003FB Delegates Back Disaster Aid, Oppose Farm Bill Changes
January 20, 2003America's Weatherman Forecasts Renewed Patriotism
January 20, 2003Commodities Outlook Modestly Good
January 20, 2003Foundation Names Eagle Award Winners
January 20, 2003'FairTax' Gains Support
January 20, 2003'Corporate Social Responsibility' Affects Farmers
January 20, 2003Ohio Leader Earns Distinguished Service Award
January 20, 2003Young Farmers and Ranchers Win Awards
January 20, 2003Farmers Tuning In To Consumer Desires, Still Have Work To Do
January 20, 2003AFBF Recognizes Excellence in Crop Advising
January 19, 2003U.S. and EU Trade Officials Differ on Scope of WTO Reform
January 19, 2003New Uses On the Way For Soybeans
January 19, 2003Beef Industry Working To Add Value to Chucks and Roasts
January 19, 2003Meat Prices Headed North
January 19, 2003State Farm Bureaus Shine in Gold Star Recognition
January 19, 2003Technologies Available to Make Food Supply Safer
January 19, 2003Stallman Hails Contributions of Farm Bureau People
January 19, 2003Local Initiative Yields Big Dividends for Farm Producers
January 19, 2003Gilbert Emphasizes Women's Role
January 19, 2003Farmers Must Tell 'Good Story' of Agriculture
January 19, 2003Disaster Aid, Trade Top Issues at AFBF Convention
January 19, 2003Kentucky Farmer Honored For Top Farm Innovation
January 19, 2003County Farm Bureaus Share Winning Program Ideas
January 19, 2003American Farm Bureau Inc. Launches FB Auction
January 18, 2003PAL Leadership Program develops "Advocates for Agriculture"
January 8, 2003FB Calls for Emergency Weather Disaster Assistance
January 3, 2003Farm Bureau Members Preparing for Tampa Get-Together