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Jul
31
2014
World Trade Issues Continue Percolating
In the realm of world trade, the negotiating process is moving forward on a couple of key agreements. The process takes time, but American Farm Bureau trade specialist Dave Salmonsen says breakthroughs are possible. Micheal Clements has the story.
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Jul
29
2014
Connecting Urban Students to Agriculture
Urban students connected with agriculture when the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture hosted an interactive booth at the 20th Annual YMCA Thingamajig Invention Convention. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Jul
24
2014
Farm Bureau Launches Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge
The American Farm Bureau Federation sees rural entrepreneurship as the key to creating successful rural communities for the future. That’s why AFBF has partnered with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative to launch the first-of-its-kind Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Jul
22
2014
Overcoming Challenges Surrounding Biotechnology
For more than 20 years, biotechnology has helped farmers increase productivity to meet the food demands of a growing population. Although it continues to face consumer criticism, the future of biotechnology looks bright. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Jul
17
2014
Women Taking on a Larger Role in Agriculture
More and more women are becoming increasingly involved with agriculture and taking on leadership roles in the industry. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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Jul
15
2014
Modernization Needed to Improve Condition of Rural Roads
Rural America is home to nearly 50 million people, but a new Rural Connections report from TRIP, a non-profit transportation research group, shows the U.S. rural transportation system has significant deficiencies and fatality rates. Seanica Otterby has the story.
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