Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture

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U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Focused on Stable Food Supply, As Farm Labor Worries Grow

March 17, 2020 | News Releases

U.S. agriculture is working diligently to maintain the stability of our food supply as concerns over COVID-19 lead to increased consumer purchases of groceries and other items.
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Feeding Minds Press Announces Release of New Children’s Book

March 17, 2020 | News Releases

At a time when consumers of all ages are growing in curiosity about where their food comes from, a new children’s book introduces readers to the round-the-clock work and ingenuity of dairy farming.
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Coronavirus Emphasizes Challenges for Rural Communities

March 12, 2020 | Newsline

The Coronavirus outbreak sending workers and students home emphasizes the need for quality broadband access in rural America. Micheal Clements has more.
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Gene Editing Offers Benefits for Consumers, Farmers

March 10, 2020 | Newsline

Gene editing can help farmers adapt to changing weather, changing consumer demands and be more sustainable. Micheal Clements has more.
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Top Food & Ag Groups Release Consumer Research Measuring Market Potential for Gene-Edited Products

Findings Suggest Consumers Largely Unaware of the Benefits to Environment and Animal Welfare from Groundbreaking Technology

March 10, 2020 | News Releases

The FMI Foundation in partnership with the American Seed Trade Association, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the Farm Foundation, today released a consumer research study measuring market potential for gene-edited products.
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New Rules Would Limit Drone Use on the Farm

March 5, 2020 | Newsline

A recent FAA proposal would limit drone use in rural America, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Micheal Clements has more.
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Staying Safe on the Farm

March 3, 2020 | Newsline

During Agriculture Safety Awareness Week, the Minnesota Farm Bureau president has some tips for farmers to help them stay safe when working in and around their grain bins. Chad Smith has more.
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Farm State of Mind Campaign to Expand Impact in Rural Mental Health

American Farm Bureau Federation welcomes the opportunity to build-on Bayer’s Farm State of Mind campaign

February 27, 2020 | News Releases

Bayer and the American Farm Bureau Federation announce the transition of Bayer’s Farm State of Mind campaign, an initiative to raise mental health awareness among the farming community, to Farm Bureau. The campaign aims to reduce stigma surrounding the topic of mental health in rural communities and to provide relevant information to farm families on this important topic.
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Minnesota Farm Bureau Taking On the Opioid Crisis

February 27, 2020 | Newsline

The Minnesota Farm Bureau is leading the way in combatting the rural opioid crisis. Chad Smith has more.
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USDA Projections Show Increase in Planted Acres, Some Price Increases

February 25, 2020 | Newsline

The USDA recently released its projections for agriculture in 2020 and AFBF Economist John Newton breaks down the numbers. Chad Smith has more.
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