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News Releases (Index of 2011 Releases)

December
December 14, 2011New National YF&R Committee Members Appointed
December 13, 2011New Game Teaches Students to Distinguish Fact from Fairy Tale
December 13, 2011Register Now for 2nd Annual Beginning Farmer Conference
December 6, 2011AFBF Urges House to Bite the Dust
December 2, 2011AFBF: Farm Youth Labor Rule Overreaches DOL Authority

November
November 17, 2011EPA's Crushing Regulatory Burdens Threaten Family Farms
November 17, 2011Statement Regarding Passage of Withholding Tax Repeal
November 10, 2011Statement Regarding Russia's Accession to the WTO
November 10, 2011Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More in 2011
November 9, 2011Tight Stocks, Strong Demand Continue for Corn Market
November 3, 2011EPA Chesapeake Bay Model Undermining Public Confidence

October
October 26, 2011AFBF Recognizes 25 County Farm Bureaus for Excellence
October 25, 2011New House Bill Prevents EPA Dust Regulation
October 21, 2011AFBF Proposes 'Systemic Risk Reduction' Farm Program
October 21, 2011AFBF Heralds President Obama's Signing of Trade Pacts
October 12, 2011Farmers and Ranchers Welcome Ratification of Trade Pacts
October 12, 2011USDA Reports Drop in Corn Crop, Harvested Acres
October 12, 2011FCC Must Test Technical Fixes Related to GPS
October 6, 2011AFBF Board Elects Potts as Executive Vice President
October 4, 2011AFBF Urges Congress to Hold Line on Capital Gains Rate
October 3, 2011Statement Regarding Submission of Trade Pact Legislation
October 3, 2011New 'My American Farm' Memory Game Caters to K-2

September
September 13, 2011Global Demand Drives Food Prices Higher in Third Quarter
September 13, 2011New Legislation Aims to Prevent EPA Regs on Farm Dust
September 12, 2011Hot, Dry Weather Shrinks Nation's Corn Crop
September 1, 2011Protect Your Groundwater Day Set for Sept. 13

August
August 24, 2011'My American Farm' Kiosks Hit the Road
August 18, 2011My American Farm Site Expands With New Game
August 11, 2011August USDA Report Confirms Tight Corn Crop
August 10, 2011AFBF Pleased by DOT Guidance on Ag Transportation
August 10, 2011FCC Review of LightSquared Broadband Network Needed
August 2, 2011Statement Regarding Debt Ceiling Bill

July
July 29, 2011Columnist Dave Barry to Keynote AFBF Annual Meeting
July 27, 2011Report Confirms Flaws in Government Chesapeake Bay Analyses
July 26, 2011America's Heartland Launches Seventh Season on Public TV
July 26, 2011Higher Energy Prices Hitting Farmers' Bottom Line
July 14, 2011AFBF Outlines Steps to Ease Regulatory Nightmare
July 13, 2011Approval of Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act Urged
July 13, 2011AFBF Urges Passage of Bill That Builds Biofuel Infrastructure
July 12, 2011Tight Supply Situation Still Driving Corn Market
July 12, 2011Agriscience Awards Honor Innovators
July 12, 2011ACE Act Corrects Discriminatory Distribution of Title I Funds
July 8, 2011Statement Regarding Completion of FTA Mock Markups
July 6, 2011Statement Regarding Memorandum on Mexican Trucks

June
June 30, 20112011 Corn Acreage Higher than Analysts Expected
June 29, 2011Statement Regarding FTA Movement in Congress
June 22, 20112011 Food and Farm Facts Now Available
June 14, 2011American Century Farms the Focus of New Interactive Site
June 9, 2011Weather Challenges Reflected in Latest USDA Crop Report
June 9, 2011Energy Cost Run-up Drives Retail Food Prices
June 6, 2011American Farm Bureau Picks 6th Leader Class

May
May 27, 2011AFBF: 3 Percent Withholding Tax Needs Repeal
May 24, 2011AFBF Advocates Passing FTAs at World Trade Month Event
May 23, 2011AFBF Estimates 3.6M Ag Acres Hit by Floods
May 12, 2011AFBF: Congress Should Act Now on FTAs
May 11, 2011Corn Supply Tight Despite Projected Record Crop
May 4, 2011Statement Regarding Recent Activity on Korea Trade Agreement
May 3, 2011AFBF: Crop Protection Registration is Broken
May 2, 2011Joint Statement on Lack of Progress in Doha Round

April
April 19, 2011Statement Regarding Panama Free Trade Agreement
April 18, 2011Statement Regarding Congressional Opposition to Clean Water Act 'Guidance'
April 8, 2011April Report Pegs Corn Supply at 5 Percent of Total Use
April 6, 2011Statement Regarding Colombia Free Trade Agreement
April 6, 2011Statement Regarding 2012 Budget Proposal by House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan
April 5, 2011Form 1099 Repeal Great News for Farm and Ranch Families
April 5, 2011Retail Staple Food Prices Rise in First Quarter
April 5, 2011AFBF Urges Members to Support Japan Relief Efforts
April 1, 2011Statement Regarding Passage of H.R. 872, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011
April 1, 2011AFBF Delegation in Panama, Colombia to Support FTAs

March
March 31, 2011Plantings Report Shows Gains in Corn, Cotton Acreage
March 31, 2011Statement Regarding Introduction of Estate Tax Bill H.R. 1259
March 31, 2011Fuel Costs Go Beyond Sticker Shock for Farmers, Ranchers
March 28, 2011AFBF Intervenes in Pesticide Lawsuit
March 16, 2011Farmers Prevail in Court Decision on EPA Livestock Rules
March 16, 2011AFBF: EPA Chesapeake Bay Regs Threaten Agriculture
March 11, 2011AFBF Applauds House Passage of Veterinary Health Bill
March 10, 2011AFBF: Drop in Wheat Exports Biggest News in Report
March 9, 2011Seven Teachers Honored for Promoting Agricultural Literacy
March 9, 2011Agricultural Literacy Mini-Grants Benefit Local Communities
March 3, 2011Statement Regarding U.S.-Mexico Agreement on Trucking
March 3, 2011AFBF Backs Bills to Preempt EPA Greenhouse Gas Regs
March 3, 2011Statement Regarding Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Duplicative Permit Requirement for Pesticide Applications
March 3, 201187 Percent of Young Farmers, Ranchers Express More Optimism
March 2, 2011AFBF Urges House to Repeal Form 1099 Requirements

February
February 24, 2011Rep. Shimkus Earns Farm Bureau 'Golden Plow' Award
February 24, 2011Ground Water Awareness Week Set for March 6-12
February 22, 2011Food Check-Out Week Focuses on Healthy, Nutritious Food
February 18, 2011Farm Bureau, Soybean Checkoff Partner on Facebook Page
February 16, 2011Ohio Student Wins FB YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet
February 16, 2011Farm Bureau Support of Feeding America Breaks Records
February 9, 2011EPA GHG Regulations Brings 'Double Economic Jolt' to Ag
February 1, 2011Statement Regarding Sen. Roberts Voted Ag Committee Ranking Member

January
January 28, 2011Statement Regarding USDA Decision to Deregulate Roundup Ready Alfalfa
January 25, 2011AFBF: Inaction on FTAs is Hurting U.S. Economy
January 21, 2011Farm Bureau, Hughes Ink Internet Service Agreement
January 19, 2011Statement Regarding President Obama's Executive Order on Regulatory Reform
January 12, 2011Social Media Helps Farmers Connect With Consumers
January 11, 2011AFBF Calls for Strong Farm Safety Net, EPA Oversight
January 11, 2011Over-regulation Continues to Hurt the Banking Industry
January 11, 2011Mike Rowe: Farmers Need To Be Their Own Advocates
January 11, 2011Delegates Urge Congressional Oversight of EPA
January 11, 20112011 Livestock Outlook Characterized by Tight Supplies
January 11, 2011Top Farmer Idea Award Goes to Texas Farm Bureau Inventor
January 10, 2011Young Farmers and Ranchers Take Top Honors
January 10, 2011Heritage Foundation Warns Against Enviro Alarmism
January 10, 2011Vilsack: Innovation Drives the Farmer and Farm Policy
January 10, 2011Farmers Can Shape Their Future with Social Media
January 10, 2011Foundation for Agriculture Presents Awards
January 10, 2011Thompson Selected for Distinguished Service Award
January 10, 2011AFBF Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Chesapeake Pollution Rule
January 10, 2011USDA Economist Sees More Crop Acreage in 2011
January 10, 2011Expert: Consumer and Production Demands Can Be Met
January 10, 2011FB Women Challenged to Speak Out for Ag
January 10, 2011Let's Play: New and Improved Ag Online Game Launched
January 10, 2011Foundation for Agriculture Announces Book of the Year
January 10, 2011EPA's Power Grab Will Affect All of U.S. Society
January 10, 2011USDA and FDA Officials Discuss Food Safety Oversight
January 9, 2011Rural RN: Farmers Can Prevent Hearing Loss, Skin Cancer
January 9, 2011Deficit Will be Key Driver in Farm Bill Debate
January 9, 2011Ben LaCross of Michigan Elected YF&R Committee Chair
January 9, 2011State Farm Bureaus Recognized for Excellence
January 9, 2011Stallman Outlines New Spirit of Ag Advocacy
January 9, 2011AFBF Recognizes 15 County Farm Bureaus for Excellence
January 8, 2011Korean Ambassador Optimistic Trade Agreement Will be Ratified
January 5, 2011Retail Staple Food Prices Edge Higher in Fourth Quarter