Why I Chose Organic Farming

February 26, 2020 |

As a new state Farm Bureau president, I’ve been asked about my personal connection to farming hundreds of times by Farm Bureau members from all over the country.

Farm Bureau Survey: Farmers Cautiously Optimistic About Future Farm Economy

February 26, 2020 |

In order to provide additional perspective on the farm economy, the American Farm Bureau Federation conducted an informal online survey between Jan. 8 and Feb. 14. Nearly 300 respondents completed the survey with high participation across the Midwest. Nearly 80% of the respondents identified as a farmer or rancher and the primary farming activities represented included crop, cattle and calves, followed by dairy, other livestock and specialty crops.

Reply Hazy, Try Again

February 26, 2020 |

Remember the MagicRemember the Magic 8-Ball?

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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2020 Outlook Projects Principal Crops Rebound

February 25, 2020 |

USDA’s recent Agricultural Outlook Forum presented a first look at the supply and demand projections for cotton and grains and oilseeds for the 2020/2021 crop year. The largest annual meeting of USDA, the forum is also the venue for USDA’s chief economist to unveil the department’s projections for U.S. commodity markets and trade. The balance sheet projections from the forum will be updated in the May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report and will also include acreage information from USDA’s March Prospective Plantings report, which will include surveyed farmers’ 2020 planting intentions.

Bill Would Help Timber Farmers Weather Storm Losses

February 24, 2020 |

A Farm Bureau-backed bill would help timber farmers recover from natural disasters by increasing the amount of financial relief provided by the casualty loss tax deduction.

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 Bureau Joins Coalition Focused on Sustainability

February 21, 2020 |

The American Farm Bureau joined 20 other agriculture groups to form Farmers for a Sustainable Future.

Farmers for a Sustainable Future: “We want to be at the table to make sure farmers’ story is told”

February 21, 2020 |

Promising to be a resource to lawmakers and the public, the American Farm Bureau Federation joined 20 other agriculture groups to form Farmer for a Sustainable Future.

Video: Maryland Dairy Farmer Worries About Survival

February 20, 2020 |

Mornings come especially early on a dairy farm, and Daily Crisis Farm in Harford County, Maryland, is no exception.

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