All-American July 4th Cookout Down Slightly, Remains Under $6 Per Person

June 26, 2017 | Newsroom

A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk, will cost slightly less this year, coming in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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Legislation Offers Relief from Federal Water Extortion

June 20, 2017 | Newsroom

The Water Rights Protection Act, introduced in the House today, could bring U.S. ranchers much-needed relief from ongoing efforts by the federal government to extort privately held water rights from law-abiding citizens, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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AFBF Praises Perdue for Dialogue with Ag Neighbors

June 19, 2017 | Newsroom

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will host Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Mexican Secretary of Agriculture José Calzada Rovirosa, tomorrow, in Savannah, Georgia, for a trilateral meeting as well as other joint events. The following statement may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation:
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American Farm Bureau Cautions on Cuba

June 16, 2017 | Newsroom

We urge the administration to exercise caution in rolling out any new restrictions on doing business with Cuba that would limit our agricultural export opportunities.
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‘Our Food Link’ Grants Help Farmers and Ranchers Connect with Consumers

June 15, 2017 | Newsroom

Five Farm Bureaus were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to each receive a $500 grant from the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Program to help fund “Our Food Link” projects.
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Farm Bureau Communicators Recognized for Outstanding Work

June 14, 2017 | Newsroom

Awards for the top communications specialists were presented during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2017 Communications conference. Illinois, Ohio and Utah took home the most honors, including awards of excellence in news, print media and video production.
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AFBF Details NAFTA Renegotiation Priorities

June 14, 2017 | Newsroom

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been overwhelmingly beneficial for U.S. farmers and ranchers—and their counterparts in Canada and Mexico—but there are several good reasons to update and reform NAFTA from agriculture’s perspective, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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AFBF’s Duvall Praises Selection of Hazlett for Rural Development

June 13, 2017 | Newsroom

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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Farm Bureau Asks Senate Committee to Advance EPA Nominee Susan Bodine

June 6, 2017 | Newsroom

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall has asked leadership of a Senate committee to approve the nomination of Susan Bodine to Assistant Administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Purple Plow Challenge Spring Winners Announced

June 1, 2017 | Newsroom

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized three middle schools as Purple Plow Challenge winners for the inaugural spring season of the maker-space contest.
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