Impact of COVID-19 on Agriculture


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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Colorado Farmer Says New Clean Water Rule Will Help Protect Water Quality

February 21, 2020 | Newsline

The new Navigable Waters Protection Rule is a win for farmers, ranchers and the environment. Chad Smith has more.
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Farm Bureaus Gear up for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, March 1-7

February 20, 2020 | News Releases

Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week, which takes place March 1-7.
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Farm Groups Unite on Sustainability

February 19, 2020 | Newsline

A new coalition of 21 farm groups has come together to help advance the discussions on sustainability and climate. Chad Smith has more.
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Farmers Join Forces for Sustainability and Responsible Climate Policy

February 19, 2020 | News Releases

Twenty-one farm and ranch groups representing millions of U.S. farmers and ranchers are launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This coalition will serve as a primary resource for lawmakers and policymakers as they consider climate policies.
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Farm Bureau Hopeful for Infrastructure Legislation

February 13, 2020 | Newsline

There is constant talk on Capitol Hill about improving U.S. infrastructure and agriculture stands to benefit from infrastructure investments. Chad Smith has more.
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Foundation for Agriculture Working to Close Urban-Rural Divide

February 11, 2020 | Newsline

The Foundation for Agriculture is leading the way in educating consumers about modern farming. Chad Smith has more
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Commodity Safety Net Programs Sign-Up Deadline Approaching

February 6, 2020 | Newsline

The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging American farmers to get into their local USDA-Farm Service Agency offices and sign up for crop protection programs. Chad Smith has more.
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