NAFTA: Where’s the Beef?

July 21, 2017 |

Explore the details of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada live cattle and beef trade.

NAFTA: Feed Grains

July 20, 2017 |

In most recent years, Mexico has been the top export destination for U.S. corn, with Japan serving as a close second. Which market is the top destination tends to be a function of timing, exportable supplies from competing producing nations and exchanges rates. Whether Mexico ranks number one or number two in a given year, it is a market of critical importance for U.S. corn. Since NAFTA came into effect in 1994, the U.S. has exported more than 163 million metric tons of U.S. corn, valued at nearly $30 billion, to Mexico. Exports have grown more than 7,100 percent by value and more than 4,700 percent by volume since 1993.

Farm Bureau Financial Services Returns as Sponsor of Farmfest Media Center for Fourth Year, Becomes Official Insurance Company Sponsor

July 20, 2017 | Newsroom

The IDEAg Group, LLC., producer of the IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest, announces the return of the Farm Bureau Financial Services Media Center at this year’s show, scheduled for Aug. 1-3, at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
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FFA, AFBF, Collaboration Formalizes Commitment to Ag Education

July 20, 2017 | Newsline

A new collaboration between the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National FFA Organization well help prepare agriculture leaders of tomorrow. Micheal Clements has more.
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For the Love of Labor

July 19, 2017 |

Even with the rise in H-2A worker visas in California and across the country, finding willing hands to help plant, tend and harvest crops on America’s farmland is harder with each passing season.

Farmers and Ranchers Push for Comprehensive Tax Reform

July 19, 2017 | Newsroom

Tax policies to support and preserve agriculture are essential to every farmer and rancher in America, a group of Farm Bureau members in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with lawmakers say.
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House Approves Measure Aligning Ozone Standards

July 19, 2017 |

The House on Tuesday passed a Farm Bureau-supported bill that provides for the reasonable implementation of EPA’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone.

Time for a NAFTA Tune-Up

July 19, 2017 |

Some in Washington are calling this “NAFTA Week,” because the administration just yesterday came out with its objectives for the NAFTA renegotiation effort. The American Farm Bureau’s goal has been primarily to maintain the good, reciprocal market access we have today for agricultural products that U.S. farmers and ranchers export to Canada and Mexico.

AFBF Says NAFTA Renegotiations Can Build on Gains for Ag

July 18, 2017 | Newsline

Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau president and member of the AFBF Trade Advisory Committee, responds to the administration’s recently announced objectives for NAFTA renegotiations. Chad Smith has more.
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Farm Bureau Responds to USTR’s NAFTA Objectives

July 18, 2017 | Newsroom

AFBF President Zippy Duvall said that the administration’s negotiating objectives for NAFTA will maintain and improve agricultural trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico."We look forward to expanding our market opportunities with our North American neighbors even further by bringing this agreement into the 21st century."
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