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Farm Bureau Gives Agricultural Trade Outlook for 2019

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation policy experts gave an overview of the many trade issues expected to affect farmers and ranchers in 2019 in a workshop at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention.
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Industrial Hemp: ‘Comeback Crop’ Will Benefit Farmers

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

An expert panel outlined the politics, agronomics and economics of industrial hemp at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention. Federally outlawed for more than 50 years, industrial hemp is making a comeback.
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Minnesota Farmer Shares Decades of Experience Addressing Organic’s Challenges

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

From weed, pest and disease management to herbicide and pesticide drift, Minnesota farmer Carolyn Olson shared her expertise in organic crops with farmers at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention.
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Navigating the H-2A Guest Worker Program

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

U.S. farmers and ranchers discussed the current state of regulations governing the farm labor market and efforts to navigate it, at a workshop during the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention. The H-2A visa program has experienced massive growth over the past decade, with the number of visas being issued to temporary workers rising 500 percent.
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Duvall Reviews Achievements, Plots Course as Farm Bureau Moves Toward Centennial

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

In front of a celebratory gathering of approximately 6,000 farmers and ranchers from across the nation, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall opened AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention by outlining a few of the organization’s many historic accomplishments – from leading the way on the nation’s first farm bill in the 1930s to helping develop the Food for Peace Program in the 1950s.
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Farm Bureau Honors Rep. James Comer as Outstanding New Member of Congress

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation today presented Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) with the organization’s first Outstanding New Member of Congress award. AFBF presented the award at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention.
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State Farm Bureaus Recognized for Outstanding Member Programs and Achievement

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation presented awards to state Farm Bureaus at the organization’s 100th Annual Convention. The awards recognized excellence in implementation of outstanding member programs and membership achievement in 2018.
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Farm Bureau Honors Woody as Farm Dog of the Year

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

Woody, an Australian shepherd owned by Texas Farm Bureau members Joe and Mary Sheeran, is the winner of the 2019 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year award. The American Farm Bureau Federation, with support from Nestlé Purina, recognized Woody and four runners-up at AFBF’s 100th Annual Convention.
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Foundation for Agriculture Announces 12th ‘Book of the Year’ and Honors State Farm Bureaus

January 13, 2019 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its 12th “Book of the Year” award to Lisl Detlefsen for “Right This Very Minute.”
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Farm Bureau Announces New Agreement with Ronald McDonald House Charities

January 12, 2019 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation is partnering in a new donation drive with Ronald McDonald House Charities to raise $100,000 in honor of AFBF’s Centennial.
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