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USDA Report on Beef Prices First Step Toward Fairer Markets

July 23, 2020 | Newsline

A report by the Department of Agriculture marks the first step towards fairer cattle markets. Micheal Clements tells us the USDA is investigating why consumers are paying higher prices for meat while farmers and ranchers are being paid less.
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USDA Report on Beef Prices First Step Toward Fairer Markets

July 22, 2020 | News Releases

The USDA released a report on its investigation into disparities between prices paid to farmers and beef prices at grocery stores. The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
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American Farm Bureau Foundation Makes Ag Education More Accessible

July 22, 2020 | News Releases

New resources and $17,000 in grants from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture provide educators and parents with tools that can be adapted to traditional, virtual and home classrooms to help students this fall continue to learn about how their food is grown.
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AFBF Seeks Farm Worker Protection Funds in Coronavirus Relief Package

July 21, 2020 | Newsline

Protecting farm workers from the novel coronavirus is a priority for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Micheal Clements tells us the Farm Bureau is asking Congress to help farmers keep their employees safe.
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Minnesota Senate and Congressional Candidates to Speak at Farmfest Virtual Event

July 17, 2020 | News Releases

IDEAg Group, producers of Minnesota Farmfest, has announced the lineup of Farmfest Virtual 2020, Aug. 4-6.
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AFBF Launches 2021 Ag Innovation Challenge

July 16, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is accepting applications through July 31 for the 2021 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Micheal Clements has more.
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AFBF Calls on Congress to Make PPP Fixes

July 14, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation seeks improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program in the next coronavirus relief package. Micheal Clements has more.
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AFBF Foundation Book Wins Children’s Literature Award

July 10, 2020 | Newsline

A children’s book from the American Farm Bureau Foundation For Agriculture took home a children’s literacy award this week. Micheal Clements has more.
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‘Right This Very Minute’ Receives Children’s Literature Award

July 10, 2020 | News Releases

Feeding Minds Press title “Right This Very Minute” by Lisl H. Detlefsen and illustrated by Renee Kurilla took home the 2020 Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children’s Literature Award this week.
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Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year Will Take Home $50K in Startup Funds; Apply by July 31

July 9, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is accepting applications through July 31 for the 2021 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge.
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