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Farmers Deserve a Seat at the Table in Milk Pricing Policy

July 28, 2020 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation released its final report on priorities for milk pricing reform, calling for more democracy and a more equitable program for dairy farmers.
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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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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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‘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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Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year Nominations Accepted Until Aug. 20

Up to Four Regional Runners-Up and People’s Choice Pup Also Will be Recognized

July 1, 2020 | News Releases

Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, with support from Purina.
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USMCA Takes Effect: Welcome News for Struggling Farmers

June 30, 2020 | News Releases

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) goes into effect tomorrow, at a crucial time for farmers and ranchers struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses and a depressed agricultural economy. The expected $2 billion annual increase in U.S. agricultural exports and overall increase of $65 billion in gross domestic product will provide a welcome boost.
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Farm Groups Launch Free Stress Management Course

The training course, geared toward farmers and ranchers, is open to the public and will help individuals identify signs of chronic stress and offer effective communication skills

June 23, 2020 | News Releases

Following the December 2019 announcement of a new farm stress management online training course for employees and members of Farm Credit, Farm Bureau and Farmers Union, these organizations have supported the launch of a free online training available to the general public.
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Americans Support COVID-19 Aid to Farmers; Trust Remains High

June 18, 2020 | News Releases

Trust in America’s farmers and ranchers remains high amid the devastating blow delivered by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new American Farm Bureau Federation poll shows 84% of Americans trust the nation’s farmers and the same overwhelming majority support financial assistance from the government for farmers struggling to keep from going under because of the pandemic.
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