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News Releases (Index of 2008 Releases)

December
December 30, 2008New Blog Great Way to Connect with Fellow Foodies
December 30, 2008AFB, Inc., Names Choice Hotels ‘Business Partner of the Year’
December 19, 2008Wholesale U.S. Fertilizer Prices Beginning to Fall
December 17, 2008Statement Regarding Vilsack and Salazar Nominations
December 11, 2008Dramatic Drop Seen in Corn Used for Ethanol
December 8, 2008Farm Bureau Reports 48th Year of Membership Growth
December 3, 2008Evidence of Commitment Needed for Continued WTO Talks

November
November 20, 2008AFBF Opposes EPA-Proposed Tax on Livestock
November 20, 2008‘The Man Who Fed the World’ Named Book of the Year
November 20, 2008National Farm-City Week Kicks Off in Alabama
November 19, 2008AFBF Urges Trade Votes During Lame Duck
November 13, 2008Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Still Affordable
November 10, 2008AFBF: Corn, Soybean, and Cotton Prices Likely to Stay Low
November 7, 2008AFBF: New Approach Needed for World Trade
November 5, 2008Farm Bureau Disappointed by Passage of Prop 2
November 5, 2008Statement Regarding Election Outcomes, Nov. 5, 2008

October
October 31, 2008Farm Bureau Members to Gather in San Antonio
October 31, 2008Statement Regarding New Rule for Livestock Farms
October 21, 2008Farm Outlook Positive for 2009, but Careful Planning Needed
October 20, 2008AFBF Welcomes DOJ Action on JBS-Swift Purchase of National Beef
October 6, 2008AFBF Provides COOL Compliance Guidelines
October 2, 2008Retail Food Prices Rise in Third Quarter
October 1, 2008Statement Regarding Financial Rescue Package

September
September 26, 2008FB: Crisis Hikes Farmers’ Costs, but Sector is Strong
September 25, 2008AFBF Concerned COOL Rule Inadequate to Ensure U.S. Label
September 23, 2008AFBF: GHG Regulation via Clean Air Act is Wrong Approach
September 22, 2008McCain, Obama Respond to AFBF Questionnaire
September 17, 2008Statement Regarding Video Depicting Animal Abuse
September 15, 2008AFBF: EPA Lacks Legal Authority in Dust Case
September 12, 2008Clean Air Act Not a Fit for Greenhouse Gas Regulation
September 11, 2008AFBF Urges Passage of Energy Tax Incentives

August
August 29, 2008EPA Extends Soil Fumigant Comment Deadline
August 15, 2008AFBF Backs Legislation Eliminating Freight Rail Antitrust Exemptions
August 12, 2008More Corn, Fewer Soybeans Predicted for 2008
August 7, 2008AFBF Hails EPA Denial of Texas RFS Waiver Request
August 6, 2008Bill Bradley to Deliver Keynote Address to AFBF Annual Convention
August 1, 2008AFBF: Carry Out Feed Programs as Intended

July
July 30, 2008Farm Bureau Calls for Comprehensive, Bipartisan Energy Strategy
July 29, 2008Statement Regarding Lost Opportunity to Reform WTO Trade Rules
July 24, 2008AFBF: CRP Ruling a Win for Farmers and Ranchers
July 23, 2008AFBF Launches Conversations on Animal Care Initiative
July 22, 2008AFBF’s Actions Prove Vital in CRP Lawsuit
July 22, 2008AFBF Backs Change in Trucking Regulations
July 16, 2008McCain, Obama Pledge Support of Agriculture to Farm Bureau Presidents
July 16, 2008Rep. Putnam Talks Energy With Farm Bureau Presidents
July 16, 2008AFBF Files Amicus Brief In CRP Critical Feed Use Lawsuit
July 15, 2008Lifting of Executive Moratorium on Offshore Drilling Welcomed
July 15, 2008Sen. Feinstein Rallies State Farm Bureau Presidents on Labor
July 14, 2008Schafer to AFBF: USDA in Race to the Finish Line
July 11, 2008Corn Stocks in USDA Report Higher than Expected
July 9, 2008AFBF: Truck Weight Laws Leave Farmers in the Lurch
July 2, 2008Retail Food Prices Rise Slightly in Second Quarter

June
June 25, 2008Rolling Stones Rocker Calls for More Agriculture and Nature Education
June 25, 2008Farm Bureaus Honored for Public Relations Excellence
June 25, 2008AFBF: Weather Damaged Crop Costs Top $8 Billion
June 24, 2008Farm Bureau Honors Teachers for Leadership in Ag Literacy
June 24, 2008Farm Bureau Awards Mini-Grants for Ag Education
June 19, 2008AFBF: Texas RFS Waiver Request Should Be Denied
June 10, 2008Crop Production Prospects Reduced in USDA Reports
June 6, 2008Statement Regarding Conclusion of the U.N. World Food Security Summit
June 3, 2008AFBF Calls for ‘Real Solutions’ at Rome Summit

May
May 15, 2008Mandatory Price Reporting Gives Producers Transparency, Accuracy
May 15, 2008AFBF Heralds Congressional Passage of Farm Bill
May 15, 2008Turbulent Futures Markets Challenging Farmers
May 12, 2008Tight Supplies, Strong Demand Continue
May 9, 2008Statement Regarding Bipartisan Farm Bill Package
May 7, 2008Statement Regarding HSUS Livestock Auction Video
May 7, 2008AFBF: Food Fix Needs to be Thoughtful, Comprehensive
May 2, 2008Statement Regarding USDA Announcement to Purchase Pork

April
April 30, 2008Food Price Rise Result of Complex Issues, Biofuels only Small Part
April 29, 2008Farm and Ranch Women Sharpen Leadership Skills
April 25, 2008Statement Regarding Texas Governor’s Request for Renewable Fuel Waiver
April 22, 2008Turbulent Markets Require Federal Oversight, Greater Transparency
April 18, 2008Farm Bureau Welcomes Korean Beef Trade
April 18, 2008Statement Regarding Earth Day 2008 (April 22)
April 17, 2008Clean Water Amendment Expands Federal Reach
April 15, 2008AFBF Urges Revisions for Temporary Worker Program
April 15, 2008Statement Regarding April 14 Announcement of Food Aid from Emerson Trust
April 9, 2008Statement Regarding Removal of Colombia TPA Timetable
April 8, 2008AFBF Urges Help for Pork Producers
April 8, 2008Statement Regarding President Transmittal of Colombia TPA

March
March 31, 2008Farmers Expected to Plant More Beans, Less Corn in 2008
March 27, 2008Retail Food Prices Up at Beginning of 2008
March 26, 2008Statement Regarding Nomination of Ellen Terpstra to Ag Negotiator
March 18, 2008Young Farmers and Ranchers Anticipate Bright Future
March 13, 2008Rep. Hulshof Honored With Farm Bureau’s Golden Plow Award
March 13, 2008Statement Regarding Additional Farm Bill Extension
March 12, 2008Farmers, Farm Products Helping Americans in Their Pocketbooks
March 12, 2008Permanent Estate Tax Repeal: Best Option for Farmers
March 11, 2008Proposed Beef Industry Merger Warrants Close Examination
March 10, 2008$2 Billion at Stake for U.S. Ag in Trucking Dispute
March 7, 2008State Farm Bureaus Step Up Food Bank Support

February
February 28, 2008Sen. Lincoln Honored With Farm Bureau’s Golden Plow Award
February 28, 2008Take Time to Schedule a Check-up of Your Well
February 27, 2008Farm Safety Week Focuses on Children in 2008
February 25, 2008California Student Wins FB Collegiate YF&R Discussion Meet
February 21, 2008AFBF Files Joint Brief in Oklahoma Poultry Litter Case
February 20, 2008'America's Heartland' Launches Education Initiative
February 19, 2008Statement Regarding USDA Investigations and Voluntary Beef Recall in Hallmark/Westland Case
February 12, 2008U.S. Beef Cow Numbers Down Due to Drought, Higher Expenses
February 6, 2008American Farm Bureau Encouraged by Labor Proposals
February 5, 2008Food Affordability Celebrated During Check-Out Week

January
January 31, 2008Market For Milk Prices Volatile, Uncertainty Ahead
January 30, 2008Prices For Key U.S. Crops Remain High, Supplies Tight
January 29, 2008Statement Regarding Ed Schafer’s Confirmation as Secretary of Agriculture
January 15, 2008Farm Bureau Elects Grassroots Leaders
January 15, 2008Farm Bureau Supports New, Comprehensive Farm Bill
January 15, 2008Statement Regarding Food from Cloned Animals
January 15, 2008Foundation Makes Donation to Orleans Parish Schools
January 15, 2008FDA Official Outlines ‘Food Defense’ Plan
January 15, 2008Where Misconceptions About Agriculture Originate
January 15, 2008Colin Powell: America Remains a Place of Opportunity
January 14, 2008Farmers Best Positioned For Humane Animal Care
January 14, 2008Young Farmers and Ranchers Take Top Honors
January 14, 2008Farmers, Ranchers Learn Katrina Lessons from New Orleans Residents
January 14, 2008State Farm Bureaus Honored for Excellence
January 14, 2008Farmers Told to Prepare for Climate Policies
January 14, 2008AFB Women Concentrate on Leadership Development
January 14, 2008Louisiana Crawfish Industry is Growing
January 14, 2008Consumers Overwhelmed by Nutrition Info
January 14, 2008‘Leading’ Trumps ‘Fighting’ in Resource Debates
January 14, 2008Farm Bureau Calls for Action on Farm Bill, Immigration
January 14, 2008Land Exchange Provision Change Could Hurt Retiring Farmers
January 14, 2008Fearless Leaders ‘Lead With Their Hearts’
January 14, 2008Farm Bureau Calls for Immigration Reform
January 14, 2008Crop Prices Likely to Remain High in 2008
January 14, 2008Foundation for Agriculture Presents Eagle Awards
January 14, 2008Top Farmer Idea Award Goes to Arkansas FB Inventor
January 13, 2008Collins, Loop Earn Distinguished Service Awards
January 13, 2008Canada Remains Strong U.S. Trade Partner
January 13, 2008Crowder, Daley Provide Beef, Pork Predictions
January 13, 2008Kyser Elected as YF&R Committee Chair
January 13, 2008Policy Analyst to FB Members: Time is Ripe for Farm Bill
January 13, 2008AFBF’s Stallman: Farmers Have Already Given On Farm Bill
January 11, 2008AFBF Outlines Farm Bill Points for Ag Committees
January 10, 2008Retail Food Prices Decline Slightly at End of 2007
January 7, 2008AFBF Recognizes 15 County Farm Bureaus for Excellence
January 7, 2008Latest Ag Research on Display at FB Convention