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News Releases (Index of 2006 Releases)

December  

December 21, 2006 Sam Donaldson to Address Farm Bureau Members
December 20, 2006 Farm Bureau Renews Longstanding Dodge Partnership
December 18, 2006 Peterson to Address Farm Bill at AFBF Meeting
December 15, 2006 Ag Secretary Johanns to Address Farm Bureau Farmers
December 15, 2006 Farm Bureau Seeks Revisions in Air Quality Standards
December 7, 2006 AFBF Membership Exceeds 6 Million - All Time High
December 7, 2006 AFBF Urges Funding Next Farm Bill at 2002 Level
December 6, 2006 Farm Bureau Supports Endangered Species Reserve Act
December 6, 2006 Key Issues to be Addressed at AFBF Convention
December 6, 2006 Statement Regarding Senate Defeat of Disaster Assistance Package
December 4, 2006 OCS Bill Would Cut Energy Costs for Farmers, Ranchers

November
November 14, 2006 Farm Bureau Applauds Bilateral Trade Deal
November 14, 2006 Slightly Higher Thanksgiving Dinner Cost This Year
November 8, 2006 Statement Regarding Results of 2006 Midterm Elections
November 3, 2006 FB Provides Expertise on Livestock Production
November 2, 2006 Farm Bureau Partners with Dodge on FFA Scholarships
November 1, 2006 FB Calls for Level Playing Field for Grain Transportation

October
October 5, 2006 FB Seeks Intervenor Status in BLM Grazing Lawsuit
October 4, 2006 Statement Regarding AFBF Support of Colombia TPA
October 2, 2006 Retail Food Prices Rise Slightly in Third Quarter

September
September 29, 2006 Statement Regarding WTO Ruling on EU Biotech Moratorium
September 25, 2006 Fred Thompson to Gavel Farm Bureau Members to Order
September 22, 2006 Statement Regarding EPA's Rule on Particulate Matter and Air Quality
September 20, 2006 Farm Bureau Calls for Extending Farm Bill
September 14, 2006 American Farm Bureau Encouraged by Immigration Initiative
September 12, 2006 AFBF Urges Disaster Relief
September 12, 2006 FB: Prevention Bill a Bad Idea
September 7, 2006 America’s Heartland Second Season Hitting the Airwaves

August
August 31, 2006 Michael Martin Murphey to Perform at FB Convention
August 8, 2006 Pesticides Meet Tough New Food Safety Standards
August 2, 2006 Leading Sectoral Organizations Back Extension of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)
August 2, 2006 Farm Sector Facing Labor Squeeze

July
July 27, 2006 Statement Regarding Need to Extend Farm Bill, TPA in Light of Suspension of Doha Round
July 24, 2006 Statement Regarding Suspension of Doha Round WTO Trade Negotiations
July 18, 2006 Senate Bill: Superfund Does Not Apply to Livestock
July 11, 2006 Statement Regarding Status of World Trade Organization Negotiations
July 7, 2006 FB Supports Helping Gas Stations Install Fuel Tanks
July 7, 2006 Retail Food Prices Dip Slightly in Second Quarter
July 1, 2006 Statement Regarding Break in WTO Negotiations

June
June 30, 2006 Ministers Must Not Lower Doha Round Ambition
June 29, 2006 House Outer Continental Shelf Vote is a Vote for Agriculture
June 29, 2006 Statement Regarding Peru TPA
June 27, 2006 FB Supports Swift Senate Action on Death Taxes
June 26, 2006 Statement Regarding President Bush Executive Order for Eminent Domain Actions
June 23, 2006 AFBF: New CAFO Rule Complies with Court Ruling
June 23, 2006 Ag Literacy Efforts Lauded at AITC Conference
June 21, 2006 19 Mini-Grants Awarded for Ag Education
June 19, 2006 Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on the Clean Water Act
June 14, 2006 Agriculture Organizations Join New Alliance for Biobased Economy
June 9, 2006 Statement Regarding Susan Schwab's Confirmation as U.S. Trade Representative
June 8, 2006 Statement Regarding June 8 Death Tax Vote in U.S. Senate
June 7, 2006 FB: Now is the Time for Permanent Estate Tax Repeal
June 7, 2006 Statement Regarding 25x25 Congressional Resolution on Renewable Fuels
June 6, 2006 Statement Regarding National Hunger Awareness Day

May
May 25, 2006 Statement Regarding Senate Passage of Immigration Reform
May 23, 2006 Joint Statement by the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Australian National Farmers' Federation
May 18, 2006 Coalition Opposes Appropriations CWA Changes
May 17, 2006 Statement Regarding President Bush's Signing of Tax Relief Package
May 16, 2006 Statement Regarding President Bush's Immigration Control Plan
May 10, 2006 Tax Reforms Would Benefit Farmers and Ranchers
May 10, 2006 Killing Ethanol Tariff Would Hurt U.S. And Not Lower Gas Prices
May 8, 2006 AFBF's PAL Honors Program Wins National Award
May 8, 2006 Statement Regarding USDA Farm Bill Theme Papers
May 5, 2006 FB Environmental Conference to Offer Timely Info

April
April 28, 2006 Statement Regarding the U.S. Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement
April 27, 2006 Farm Bureau Battles Threat to Regulate Farms With Superfund Law
April 21, 2006 FB: Ag Exclusion in New Air Standards Needed
April 20, 2006 Statement Regarding Earth Day 2006
April 19, 2006 U.S. Corn Coalition Pleased by Canadian Final Ruling
April 19, 2006 Groups Refute Ethanol is to Blame for Gasoline Prices
April 18, 2006 Statement Regarding Rob Portman’s Departure from USTR
April 3, 2006 Retail Food Prices Up Slightly in First Quarter

March
March 31, 2006 Shawcroft Selected to Animal ID Organization
March 28, 2006 Statement Regarding Proposed National Disaster Assistance
March 22, 2006 Michael Martin Murphey and Friends Team Up for Wildfire Relief
March 14, 2006 Young Farmers Want Children to Follow in Footsteps
March 8, 2006 AFBF Votes to Support Peru FTA
March 8, 2006 Cal Poly Student Wins YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet
March 2, 2006 Farm Bureau: Members Raise $160,000 for America’s Hungry
March 1, 2006 2006 PAL Class Completes Course of Study

February
February 22, 2006 FB Launches ‘Production Decision’ Web Site
February 7, 2006 It’s Time to ‘Step Up to the Plate for Farm Safety’
February 7, 2006 AFBF Study: Immigration Reform Must Include Guest-Worker Provisions
February 2, 2006 Ag Secretary Mike Johanns Meets With AFB Leaders
February 1, 2006 Rep. Robin Hayes Awarded ‘Golden Plow’ by FB
February 1, 2006 Farm Bureau Commemorates Food Check-Out Week
February 1, 2006 Statement Regarding President Bush’s State of the Union Remarks

January
January 31, 2006 AFBF Urges Guest Worker Provisions in Immigration Bill
January 20, 2006 Statement Regarding Halt of U.S. Beef Shipments to Japan
January 11, 2006 Delegates Back Farm Bill, Address Energy Concerns
January 11, 2006 AFBF Announces Panel to Review Production Costs
January 9, 2006 State Farm Bureaus Honored for Excellence
January 9, 2006 Hurricanes Spark Insurance Company Discussions
January 9, 2006 Ag Secretary Johanns Addresses County Presidents
January 9, 2006 Young Farmers Earn Farm Bureau Awards
January 9, 2006 Natural Gas Experts Predict Dire Price Consequences
January 9, 2006 Ripken A Hit With Farm Bureau Members
January 9, 2006 Trade Increasingly Important for U.S. Agriculture
January 9, 2006 Beef Industry Outlines New Long-Range Plan
January 9, 2006 U.S., Canadian Trade Complement Each Other
January 9, 2006 Future Challenges for Agriculture Identified by FB
January 9, 2006 Environmentalist Outlines Sensible Vision
January 9, 2006 Youth Acceptance Boosts Milk Consumption
January 9, 2006 Texas FB Inventor Wins Top Farmer Idea Awards
January 9, 2006 Young Farmers and Ranchers Elect Chairman
January 9, 2006 Foundation for Ag Presents Eagle Awards
January 9, 2006 FB Survey: Americans Oppose Eminent Domain
January 8, 2006 Sen. Bill Frist Pledges Support on Vital Issues
January 8, 2006 USDA Considering New Animal ID Approach, Costs Remain Industry Concern
January 8, 2006 Lower Income Projected for Crops And Livestock
January 8, 2006 Farm Bureau Women Focus on Developing Leaders
January 8, 2006 Cooking Demo Highlights Fundraising for Education
January 8, 2006 Entrepreneurship Needed for Consumer-Driven Health Care
January 8, 2006 Soy Producers Must Seek New Opportunities
January 8, 2006 Stallman Urges Farmers to Set Policy Course
January 8, 2006 Sen. Frist Awarded ‘Golden Plow’ by Farm Bureau
January 8, 2006 AFBF Recognizes County Farm Bureaus for Excellence
January 8, 2006 Excitement Building for New Animal ID System
January 8, 2006 Hastert, Flinchbaugh Earn Distinguished Service Awards
January 8, 2006 AFBF Hurricane Ag Fund Exceeds $1 Million
January 8, 2006 AFBF: Immigration Proposals Could Cause Ag Losses
January 3, 2006 Retail Food Prices Dip Slightly in Fourth Quarter