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News Releases (Index of 2005 Releases)

December  

December 30, 2005 Farm Bureaus Honored for Membership Achievements
December 22, 2005 America's Heartland Series to Air on RFD-TV
December 20, 2005 Ag Secretary Johanns to Address FB Members at Convention
December 19, 2005 Statement Regarding Conclusion of Hong Kong Ministerial World Trade Talks
December 16, 2005 Joint Statement Regarding Doha Development Round Agricultural Negotiations
December 12, 2005 American Farm Bureau Supports Free Trade with Oman
December 12, 2005 FB Study Identifies Agricultureís Future Challenges
December 12, 2005 Statement Regarding Japan Resuming U.S. Beef Imports
December 12, 2005 AFBF Approves Membership of Alabama Farmers Federation
December 8, 2005 Statement Regarding House Immigration/Border Security Bill
December 8, 2005 Farm Bureau Membership Surpasses 5.7 Million
December 2, 2005 AFBF Files Brief Asking for Limits to Corpsí Jurisdiction
December 1, 2005 AgTrade Coalition Announces Media Events for WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong

November
November 29, 2005 Statement Regarding President Bush's Temporary Worker Program
November 17, 2005 Natural Gas Prices Send Production Expenses Skyrocketing
November 17, 2005 Statement Regarding Nomination of Richard Crowder to be Ag Negotiator
November 17, 2005 Farm Bureau Calls for Resolution of Softwood Lumber Dispute
November 17, 2005 Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Up Slightly This Year
November 16, 2005 Animal Manure Is Fertilizer, Not Hazardous Waste
November 10, 2005 Statement Regarding House Strike Against ANWR & OCS
November 9, 2005 Higher Natural Gas Prices Hitting Farmers Hard
November 3, 2005 Statement Regarding Success on Payment Limits and ANWR

October
October 28, 2005 Farm Bureau Asks House Ag Committee to Limit Ag Cut
October 27, 2005 Iowa FBís Lang: Trade Reform Must Boost Market Access
October 27, 2005 Maryland FB President Says Stop Eminent Domain
October 25, 2005 AgTrade Coalition Calls for Ambitious EU Proposal to the WTO
October 20, 2005 Lower Capital Gains Tax Rates Should Be Permanent
October 17, 2005 Expiration of Price Reporting Law Costs States
October 13, 2005 All-USA Teacher Team Includes Ag Literacy Honoree
October 10, 2005 Statement Regarding U.S. Agricultural Trade Proposals
October 6, 2005 Statement Regarding Ag Secretary's Farm Bill Remarks
October 6, 2005 Farm Bureau Condemns Japanís Failure to Resume Beef Trade
October 6, 2005 America's Heartland TV Series Premiere Celebrated
October 6, 2005 State Farm Bureau/Dodge Incentive Program Renewed for 2006
October 3, 2005 Retail Food Prices Drop Slightly in Third Quarter

September
September 30, 2005 Farm Bureau: House ESA Reform Passage Good News for Species
September 29, 2005 Blueberry Grower Explains FB Support of New Law
September 28, 2005 Stallman Says NAIS Requires Producer Involvement
September 27, 2005 Farm Bureau Calls for House to Pass Improved ESA
September 27, 2005 AFBF States Its Case for Impeding Kelo
September 22, 2005 Congressional & Ag Leaders Celebrate 10 Years of Biotechnology
September 20, 2005 Temporary Waiver of Jones Act Would Help Agriculture
September 16, 2005 Agriculture Coalition Calls on Congress to Expand Natural Gas Supplies
September 15, 2005 Better Endangered Species Incentives Needed
September 14, 2005 FB Asks Congress to Remember Farming Disasters
September 7, 2005 AFBF Supports Anti-Kelo Bill with Testimony
September 1, 2005 Katrina's Impact Felt Throughout Farm Country
September 1, 2005 Farm Bureau Launches Hurricane Relief Efforts

August
August 25, 2005 American FB President Testifies on Eminent Domain
August 24, 2005 FB: Local Biotech Bans Threaten Ag Production
August 23, 2005 Baseball's Iron Man to Address Farm Bureau Members
August 8, 2005 Statement Regarding Signing of Energy Bill
August 4, 2005 Veteran TV Journalist Paul Ryan to Host America’s Heartland

July
July 29, 2005 Statement Regarding Clarification of Trade Rule Regarding Cuba
July 29, 2005 Statement Regarding Congress Passing Energy Bill
July 29, 2005 State Farm Bureaus Receive Member Service Awards
July 28, 2005 Statement Regarding House Passage of CAFTA-DR
July 26, 2005 Statement Regarding Energy Bill Conference Report
July 25, 2005 FBApparel Expands Online Product Offerings
July 21, 2005 County Farm Bureaus Encouraged to Enter Contest
July 21, 2005 Farmer Idea Exchange Entries Now Being Accepted
July 20, 2005 Farm Bureau Blasts Misleading Ethanol Report
July 18, 2005 Renewable Energy Conference Will Aid Policy Decisions
July 15, 2005 Statement Regarding Ninth Circuit Court Ruling on USDA's Trade Rules with Canada
July 13, 2005 Foutz Suggests Changes to ESA Before Subcommittee
July 13, 2005 Statement Regarding Ninth Circuit Hearing of R-CALF v. USDA Appeal
July 1, 2005 Statement Regarding Senate Passage of CAFTA-DR
July 1, 2005 Retail Food Prices Increase Slightly in Second Quarter

June
June 29, 2005 AFBF Supports Senate Labeling Legislation
June 29, 2005 Ag Biotech News Being Presented at AFBF Conference
June 28, 2005 Statement Regarding Senate Passage of Energy Bill
June 24, 2005 Statement Regarding USDA Confirmation of Positive BSE Test
June 23, 2005 "Music City, USA" Will Host Farm Bureau Members
June 23, 2005 Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Kelo Property Rights
June 21, 2005 Third PAL Class Ready to Go to Work for Agriculture
June 15, 2005 Statement Regarding Renewable Fuels Amendment to Senate Energy Bill
June 14, 2005 Statement Regarding Senate Finance's Affirmation of CAFTA
June 9, 2005 25 Mini-Grants Awarded for Ag Education
June 9, 2005 Ag Education Remains Important to Farm Bureau
June 9, 2005 Five Teachers Honored at AITC Conference
June 7, 2005 AFBF Stallman Testifies Before Senate Ag Committee on CAFTA-DR
June 7, 2005 Statement Regarding National Hunger Awareness Day
June 2, 2005 FB Agrees with EPA Ethanol Ruling

May
May 25, 2005 Statement Regarding Inclusion of 8 Billion Gallon Renewable Fuels Standard in Senate Energy Bill
May 25, 2005 AFBF Rallies Around CAFTA-DR
May 24, 2005 FB Urges Congress to Extend Tax Credits for Renewable Fuels
May 24, 2005 Farm Bureau Urges Support for Biodiesel Incentives
May 23, 2005 Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Beef Checkoff
May 19, 2005 Farm Bureau YF&R Supports Capital Gains Bill
May 17, 2005 Farm Bureau Backs WTO Oversight of Trade
May 17, 2005 President Bush Outlines FB-Supported Energy Proposal During Visit to Virginia Biodiesel Plant
May 5, 2005 Court Declines to Reconsider CAFO Ruling
May 4, 2005 AFBF Calls For Passage of Meat Promotion Act
May 4, 2005 FB Urges Continuing Perkins Act Education Funding
May 4, 2005 FFA Scholarships Awarded to FB Family Students
May 3, 2005 Farm Bureau Tsunami Aid Fund Totals $60,000

April
April 27, 2005 Statement Regarding Confirmation of Portman as USTR
April 25, 2005 AFBF, Altria Select Members of Third PAL Class
April 22, 2005 Farm Bureau: Pesticide Bill Would Protect Farmers
April 22, 2005 Statement Regarding House Passage of Energy Policy Act
April 21, 2005 American Farm Bureau Joins Brief in Beef Trade Case
April 21, 2005 AFBF: CAFTA is a Win-Win for Agriculture
April 21, 2005 New America’s Heartland Public TV Series to Celebrate Agriculture
April 20, 2005 Farm Bureau Supports House Energy Bill
April 19, 2005 Former Secretaries of Agriculture Urge Congress to Support CAFTA-DR
April 14, 2005 FB Tax View Presented at House Committee Hearing
April 13, 2005 Statement Regarding Vote on Permanent Repeal of Death Tax
April 13, 2005 Farm Bureau Calls for Passage of Death Tax Repeal
April 11, 2005 AFBF Advocates Passage of CAFTA-DR
April 11, 2005 Coalition Releases Study Highlighting Benefits of CAFTA-DR
April 8, 2005 Farmers' Rights to Apply Pesticides Challenged
April 6, 2005 Environmental Policy Act Needs Updating
April 5, 2005 Dodge Commits to Funding Young Farmer and Rancher Program
April 4, 2005 Retail Food Prices Rise Slightly in First Quarter

March
March 22, 2005 FB: Permanent Death Tax Repeal Remains Key Priority
March 21, 2005 AFBF Outlines Need for Discretionary Ag Funding
March 18, 2005 Statement Regarding National Agriculture Week
March 18, 2005 Farm Bureau Backs Resolution Supporting U.S. Beef to Japan
March 18, 2005 Land Availability Concerns Young Farmers/Ranchers
March 17, 2005 Statement Regarding Nomination of Rob Portman as USTR
March 17, 2005 FB: Reliable, Affordable Energy Must Become a Priority
March 16, 2005 Farm Bureau Says Flawed Cuba Payment Rule Must Be Changed
March 16, 2005 AFBF Applauds Introduction of Critical Habitat Legislation
March 15, 2005 AFBF: Allow Much-Needed ANWR Energy Development
March 10, 2005 FB: Unfair Methyl Bromide Restriction Must End
March 9, 2005 Statement Regarding Committee Setback for Clear Skies Legislation
March 8, 2005 Diverse Coalition Urges Support for Ag Budget
March 7, 2005 Take Time for Agricultural Safety Awareness Week
March 4, 2005 Statement Regarding Nomination of Steve Johnson to Head EPA
March 3, 2005 Statement Regarding WTO Ruling on U.S. Cotton Program
March 2, 2005 Statement Regarding Temporary Injunction of Minimal-Risk Rule
March 2, 2005 Farm Bureau Awards ‘Golden Plow’ to Sen. McConnell
March 2, 2005 AFBF Wins its CAFO Argument in Court
March 1, 2005 Farm Bureau Supports USDA Rule on Canada
March 1, 2005 Farm Bureau Members Put Dent in Hunger

February
February 23, 2005 State FBs Honored For Grassroots Lobbying Efforts
February 22, 2005 Statement Regarding OFAC Regulations on Cuba
February 22, 2005 Farm Bureau Extends Deadline for Tsunami Aid
February 17, 2005 AFBF: Death Tax a Deadly Thorn in Side of Farmers and Ranchers
February 16, 2005 FB President: Farming Requires New Frontier Vision
February 9, 2005 FB Supports Cuba Trade Facilitation Bill
February 7, 2005 Farmers Mark Food Check-Out Day in Los Angeles
February 4, 2005 FB Applauds President’s Immigration Remarks
February 3, 2005 AFBF, Broad Coalition Unite Against Farm Bill Cuts
February 3, 2005 Farm Bureau awards ‘Golden Plow’ to Rep. Moran

January
January 28, 2005 FB Strongly Supports Bills Eliminating Death Taxes
January 26, 2005 Farm Bureau Supports Clear Skies Initiative
January 21, 2005 Statement Regarding Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary
January 19, 2005 American Farm Bureau Organizes Tsunami Relief
January 12, 2005 AFBF Backs Farm Program, Science-Based Trade Decisions
January 11, 2005 State Farm Bureaus Honored for Excellence
January 10, 2005 New Tools Available For Value-Added Ag Producers
January 10, 2005 Farm Policy Debate Presents Challenges, Opportunities
January 10, 2005 Agriculture Has Stake in Energy Changes
January 10, 2005 Young Farmers and Ranchers Elect Chairman
January 10, 2005 Young Farmer and Rancher Awards Announced
January 10, 2005 Beef Positioned to Weather the Nutrition Storm
January 10, 2005 Rudolph Giuliani Addresses Farm Bureau Members
January 10, 2005 Expert Predicts An Interesting, Difficult Year For Ag Trade
January 10, 2005 Homeland Security Vital to American Agriculture
January 10, 2005 Economists Remain Optimistic for 2005
January 10, 2005 Foundation for Agriculture Presents Eagle Awards
January 9, 2005 MAAPP Group Reports Findings To Convention Attendees
January 9, 2005 Chefs' Cooking Demo Focuses on Food Trends
January 9, 2005 Farm Bureau Women Refocus Priorities for 2005
January 9, 2005 Agriculture Can Learn From Environmental Success
January 9, 2005 NASCAR and Farming Share Need for Safety
January 9, 2005 Veneman Reflects on USDA Successes
January 9, 2005 Soybean Growers Seek Vital Livestock Industry
January 9, 2005 New Yorker and Texan Win Top FB Award
January 9, 2005 Stallman Urges Commitment to Nation’s Farm Program
January 9, 2005 Canadian Officials Address BSE at FB Meeting
January 9, 2005 Oklahoma FB Inventor Wins Top Farmer Idea Award
January 9, 2005 Stallman Talks About BSE, Other Issues at AFBF Meeting
January 9, 2005 AFBF Selects County Idea Exchange Winners
January 7, 2005 FB Applauds Final Ruling on the Greater Sage Grouse
January 7, 2005 Retail Food Prices Drop Slightly in Fourth Quarter
January 6, 2005 Joint YF&R, Leadership Conference Set for New Orleans