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News Releases (Index of 2008 Releases)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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