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New Study Shows 29% of American Jobs Tied to Food and Agriculture

March 22, 2022 | News Releases

Today, 30 food and agriculture groups released the sixth annual Feeding the Economy report, a historic farm-to-fork economic analysis revealing how these sectors influence the local and broader United States economies. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s study highlights how the industries remained resilient to provide Americans with jobs, economic opportunity and safe food.
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Production Costs Outpacing Commodity Prices

March 17, 2022 | News Releases

The cost of growing crops could outpace revenue for many farmers in 2022, making it more difficult to break even despite rising commodity prices and increased demand both domestically and globally. The American Farm Bureau Federation is launching a series of Market Intel articles examining rising farm production expenses.
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AFBF Video ‘Sustainability: It’s Just What We Do’ Honored with 2022 Trendy Award

March 17, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation was awarded a gold award in the best video category of the Association TRENDS’ 2022 Trendy Awards.
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FACA Co-Chair Discusses USDA’s Role in Climate Initiatives at House Ag Committee Hearing

March 16, 2022 | News Releases

As the process to write the 2023 farm bill begins, the agriculture committees should address climate policy in a producer-focused way, said Chuck Conner, president and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) and a co-chair of the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA), today. Conner’s remarks came during testimony at a House Agriculture Committee hearing to review the role of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs in addressing climate change.
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Entrepreneurs Wanted: Apply by April 29 for Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

March 14, 2022 | News Releases

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
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Register by March 11 for Farm Bureau Target Training

Promoting Positive Perceptions

March 9, 2022 | News Releases

Grassroots Farm Bureau members who are passionate about sharing the story of agriculture won’t want to miss AFBF 2022 Target Training with the theme, “Promoting Positive Perceptions.”
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AFBF EVP Dale Moore Announces Retirement

March 9, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice President Dale Moore today announced his plans to retire in 2022 after four decades as an agricultural leader in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. AFBF President Zippy Duvall today commented on the announcement.
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AFBF Urges President Biden to Increase Domestic Energy Production

March 8, 2022 | News Releases

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall sent a letter today to President Joe Biden asking him to take the necessary steps to address high energy costs impacting all Americans. Over the past 15 months, oil prices have increased by 130% to more than $120 per barrel.
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2022 Ag Safety Awareness Program Week: ‘Prepare. Prevent. Protect.’

March 3, 2022 | News Releases

Farm Bureaus across the nation are preparing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Week, March 7-11.
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University of Missouri Student Takes Top Honors at YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet

March 2, 2022 | News Releases

The winner of the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Collegiate Discussion Meet is Jacob Knaebel of Missouri.
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